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Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: July 8, 1908
Date Finished: July 11, 1908
Events: 15

Participants: 215 (215 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Henri Bonnefoy (20 years, 268 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Harry Munday (61 years, 59 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): GBR Ted Ranken and SWE Oscar Swahn (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (21 medals)


The [Bisley rifle range] was the home of British shooting and it proved a suitable location for the 1908 Olympic shooting, with the trap shooting being the only events held elsewhere - at the [Uxendon Shooting School Club]. The trap shooting took place over four days - 8-11 July, while the other shooting events took place over 3 days, 9-11 July. The shooting events were basically separated into five categories: 1) long-range rifle shooting, 2) small-bore rifle shooting, 3) pistol shooting, 4) running deer shooting, and 5) trap shooting.

The weather was clear and good on Wednesday, 8 July, the first day of trap shooting. But otherwise, the weather was noted to be poor and very difficult on the shooters. It was windy, cool, cloudy, dark, and rainy throughout the last three days of the competition.