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Shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team

Shooting at the 1920 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Beverlo Camp, Beverlo
Date Started: August 2, 1920
Date Finished: August 2, 1920
Format: 50 metres. Five-man teams, each given 60 shots Team possible 3,000. Individual possible 600.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: SWE Sweden
Bronze: BRA Brazil


The United States and the Brazilian teams shot nearby each other, separated by a small embankment. After about 15 shots per man, someone noticed that something did not seem right. An investigation showed that the Brazilians were shooting from 45 metres from the targets, while the Americans were 54 metres out. It was ruled that Brazil would have to begin shooting again. The U.S. was given the option of starting over or allowing the scores from 54 metres to stand. The U.S. elected to start over, which was a mistake, in a sense, as the wind had picked up a bit and their scores in the re-shoot were lower. However, it did not change the outcome of the event, which the Americans won very easily.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 United States USA Gold 2,372
2 Sweden SWE Silver 2,289
3 Brazil BRA Bronze 2,264
4 Greece GRE 2,240
5 Belgium BEL 2,229
6 France FRA 2,225
7 Italy ITA 2,224
8 Denmark DEN 2,159
9 Switzerland SUI 2,136
10 Netherlands NED 2,123
11 Finland FIN 2,052
12 Spain ESP 2,010
AC Czechoslovakia TCH DNF