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Archery at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Women's Double Columbia Round

Archery at the 1904 Summer Games:


Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 19, 1904
Date Finished: September 19, 1904
Format: Two Columbia Rounds consisted of 24 arrows at 50 yards (45.7 metres), 24 arrows at 40 yards (36.6 metres), and 24 arrows at 30 yards (27.4 metres). Placings in individual events determined on a point basis. Two points awarded for highest total score, two points awarded for most total targets hit, one point awarded for highest score at each distance, and one point awarded for most targets hit at each distance. Ties broken on total score, and then on total targets hit.

Gold: USA Lida Howell
Silver: USA Emma Cooke
Bronze: USA Eliza Pollock


[Lida Howell] won this event with 9½ points of a possible 10, and with 867 overall points, she was more than 230 points ahead of second and third place. The podium in this event was the same as in the Double National Round with Howell winning both events, and [Emma Cooke] and [Eliza Pollock] finishing second and third in both. Howell was the dominant American archer of this era, winning 17 US Championships between 1883 and 1907, and she only competed 20 times. Cooke had the only other score in this event, getting ½ point for tying Howell with the most hits (48) at 50 yards. Oddly, Cooke and Pollock both scored 630 overall points, and they had also tied in the Double National Round with 419 overall points. This was the only time this event was contested at the Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS TH S
1 Lida Howell 44 United States USA Gold 9.5 141 867
2 Emma Cooke 55 United States USA Silver 0.5 126 630
3 Eliza Pollock 63 United States USA Bronze 0.0 124 630
4 Emily Woodruff 58 United States USA 0.0 113 547
5 Mabel Taylor 24 United States USA 0.0 59 243
6 Leonie Taylor United States USA 0.0 53 229