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Shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres

Shooting at the 1920 Summer Games:


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Beverlo Camp, Beverlo
Date Started: July 29, 1920
Date Finished: July 30, 1920
Format: 300 metres standing. 10 shots. Individual possible 60.

Gold: USA Carl Osburn
Silver: DEN Lars Jørgen Madsen
Bronze: USA Larry Nuesslein


[Carl Osburn] shot 53 in the team portion of this event, but exercised his option to shoot again for an individual score. He succeeded in improving his score to 56, which won him the gold medal. [Larry Nuesslein] had equalled Osburn’s score of 56 in the team event, but also elected to shoot over for an individual score. For Nuesslein, the decision backfired, as he recorded a 54 and only won the bronze medal in a shoot-off. Carl Osburn had won five shooting medals at the 1912 Olympics and added six more in Antwerp, giving him 11 in all - the most ever by an American Olympian, equalled by [Mark Spitz] over 50 years later in 1972, and bettered by [Jenny Thompson] in 2004 with 12.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS SO
1 Carl Osburn 35 United States USA Gold 56
2 Lars Jørgen Madsen 48 Denmark DEN Silver 55
3 Larry Nuesslein 24 United States USA Bronze 54 56
4 Erik Sætter-Lassen 27 Denmark DEN 54 51
5 Joseph Janssens Belgium BEL 54 47
6 Ricardo Ticchi Italy ITA 54 44
7T Anders Peter Nielsen 52 Denmark DEN 53
7T Anders Petersen 43 Denmark DEN 53
7T Lloyd Spooner 35 United States USA 53
AC Anton Dahl 37 Norway NOR 52
AC Magnus Wegelius 35 Finland FIN 51
AC Niels Larsen 30 Denmark DEN 51
AC Willis Lee 31 United States USA 48
AC Arthur Rothrock 34 United States USA 45
AC Léon Johnson 44 France FRA
AC Achille Paroche 52 France FRA