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1906  Athens Summer Olympics

1906 Summer Olympics - The Results (Shooting)

Shooting at the 1906 Athens Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Athina, Greece
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 28, 1906
Events: 12

Participants: 68 (68 men and 0 women) from 12 countries
Youngest Participant: HUN László Szemere (21 years, 178 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Léon Moreaux (54 years, 47 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Léon Moreaux (5 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (12 medals)

  

Overview

The shooting events in the 1906 Olympic Games were held at the [Kallithea shooting ground], in the same site that the [shooting matches of 1896] had been conducted. Whereas there were only a few shooting events in 1896, the 1906 Olympic shooting tournament was greatly expanded. Very little is known about the shooting events of the 1906 Olympics. The events were barely covered in the press of the time.

It is known that some of the events were chosen to possibly favor events that were shot on the European subcontinent at that time. For instance, a military rifle match for Gras-type military rifles developed in 1873 was conducted, as was a military pistol match for the Gras pistol designed in 1873. Both of these weapons were designed in France and were very popular in that country. Not coincidentally, a Frenchman, [Léon Moreaux], won the Gras rifle match and three French shooters swept the medals in the Gras pistol match, and it is not surprising that the French and the Swiss absolutely dominated shooting competition at the 1906 Olympic Games.

There were two types of dueling pistol events which were held, both over 20 meters. The first one was au visé in which the shooters had ample time to make their shots. The second match was similar to a rapid-fire pistol type match of today and was termed au commandement. In this match, which was popular at the Gastinne-Renette galleries in France, the shooter faced a silhouette target. The pistol was held at his side, loaded and cocked. A range officer asked the shooter if he was ready and when the shooter replied, "yes", the range officer then commanded fire, one, two, three giving the commands at a cadence or 100 per minute. The shooter was required to raise his pistol and begin firing before the count of three. In both dueling pistol events, the shooters shot at dummies dressed in frock coats.

  

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
25 m rapid fire pistol  Maurice Lecoq (FRA)  Léon Moreaux (FRA)  Aristides Rangavis (GRE)
50 m pistol  Georgios Orphanidis (GRE)  Jean Fouconnier (FRA)  Aristides Rangavis (GRE)
20 m duelling pistol  Léon Moreaux (FRA)  Cesare Liverziani (ITA)  Maurice Lecoq (FRA)
30 m duelling pistol  Konstantinos Skarlatos (GRE)  Johan Hübner von Holst (SWE)  Vilhelm Carlberg (SWE)
Free rifle, 3 positions  Gudbrand Skatteboe (NOR)  Konrad Stäheli (SUI)  Jean Reich (SUI)
Free rifle, prone  Gudbrand Skatteboe (NOR)  Louis Richardet (SUI)  Konrad Stäheli (SUI)
Free rifle, kneeling  Konrad Stäheli (SUI)  Louis Richardet (SUI)  Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen (SUI)
Free rifle, standing  Gudbrand Skatteboe (NOR)  Julius Braathe (NOR)  Albert Helgerud (NOR)
Free rifle, free position  Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen (SUI)  Konrad Stäheli (SUI)  Léon Moreaux (FRA)
Free rifle teams   Switzerland (SUI)
Conrad Karl Roderer
Alfred Grütter
Jean Reich
Louis Richardet
Konrad Stäheli
 Norway (NOR)
Gudbrand Skatteboe
Julius Braathe
Albert Helgerud
John Moller
Ole Holm
 France (FRA)
Leon Moreaux
Maurice Lecoq
Jean Fouconnier
Raoul de Boigne
Maurice Fauré
25 m army pistol
(standard model)
 Louis Richardet (SUI)  Alexandros Theofilakis (GRE)  Georgios Skotadis (GRE)
25 m army pistol
(1873 model)
 Jean Fouconnier (FRA)  Raoul de Boigne (FRA)  Hermann Martin (FRA)
200 m army rifle  Léon Moreaux (FRA)  Louis Richardet (SUI)  Jean Reich (SUI)
300 m army rifle  Louis Richardet (SUI)  Jean Reich (SUI)  Raoul de Boigne (FRA)
Trap, single shot  Gerald Merlin (GBR)  Ioannis Peridis (GRE)  Sidney Merlin (GBR)
Trap, double shot  Sidney Merlin (GBR)  Anastasios Metaxas (GRE)  Gerald Merlin (GBR)
 

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Switzerland (SUI) 5 6 4 15
2  France (FRA) 4 3 5 12
3  Norway (NOR) 3 2 1 6
4  Greece (GRE) 2 3 3 8
5  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 2 4
6  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
7  Italy (ITA) 0 1 0 1
Totals (7 nations) 16 16 16 48
 

Men's Free Pistol, 25 metres

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 26, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: 25 metres. 30 shots. 300 possible.

Summary

Little is known of the details of this event which was won by France’s [Maurice Lecoq]. Lecoq competed at the 1900, 1906, and 1908 Olympics, winning six medals but this was his only gold medal. Second-placed Frenchman [Léon Moreaux] won five medals in 1906, including two golds.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA Gold 30 258  
2 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA Silver 30 249  
3 Aristidis Rangavis   Greece GRE Bronze 30 244  
4 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI   30 241  
5 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE   30 239  
6 Cesare Liverziani   Italy ITA   30 238  
7 Hermann Martin   France FRA   30 236  
8 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   30 235  
9 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   30 234  
10 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE   30 231  
11 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 229  
12 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   30 227  
13 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   29 226  
14 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   29 224  
15 Konstantinos Skarlatos 29 Greece GRE   30 221  
16 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 220  
17 Ioannis Papapanagiotou   Greece GRE   30 219  
18 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   29 217  
19 Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI   30 214  
20 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   30 212  
21 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   30 205  
22 Georgios Skotadis   Greece GRE   30 204  
23 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   29 204  
24 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   30 203  
25 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI   28 188  
26 Antonín Ehrenberger   Bohemia BOH   28 174  
27 Georgios Zisimos   Greece GRE   29 169  
28 Aristidis Kronis   Greece GRE   26 162  

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 23, 1906
Format: 50 metres. 30 shots. 300 possible.

Summary

Little is known of the details of this event which was won by Greece’s [Georgios Orfanidis]. Orfanidis also competed at the 1896 Olympics, where he won a gold and silver medal, and the 1908 Olympics, where he failed to win a medal. Second-placed [Jean Fouconnier] (FRA) competed in 12 shooting events in Athina, winning one medal of each color.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE Gold 30 221  
2 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA Silver 30 219  
3 Aristidis Rangavis   Greece GRE Bronze 30 218  
4 Konrad Stäheli 39 Switzerland SUI   30 206  
5 Konstantinos Skarlatos 29 Greece GRE   30 206  
6 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   30 205  
7 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   30 199  
8 Cesare Liverziani   Italy ITA   29 199  
9 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   30 198  
10 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE   30 196  
11 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   29 196  
12 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   30 195  
13 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI   29 194  
14 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   30 192  
15 Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI   28 191  
16 Hermann Martin   France FRA   30 185  
17 Caspar Widmer 31 Switzerland SUI   30 185  
18 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   29 185  
19 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA   30 184  
20 Ioannis Papapanagiotou   Greece GRE   29 180  
21 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE   27 180  
22 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 179  
23 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   29 177  
24 Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT   29 169  
25 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI   27 163  
26 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   25 160  
27 Aristidis Kronis   Greece GRE   28 156  
28 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   28 153  
29 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   28 151  
30 Georgios Zisimos   Greece GRE   15 83  

Men's Military Revolver, 1873-1874

Gras Model, 20 metres

Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 23, 1906
Format: 20 metres. 30 shots. 300 possible.

Summary

This event was shot from 20 metres with a Gras model revolver, which had been designed in France in 1873. France’s [Jean Fouconnier] won the gold medal with 219 points from a possible 300. Fouconnier won a complete set of medals in Athina, with a silver in the free pistol, and bronze in the team free rifle event. France swept the medals, with [Raoul, Count de Boigne] placing second and [Hermann Martin] third.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA Gold 30 219  
2 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA Silver 30 216  
3 Hermann Martin   France FRA Bronze 30 215  
4 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   30 211  
5 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   30 208  
6 Aristidis Rangavis   Greece GRE   30 201  
7 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI   29 199  
8 Aristidis Kronis   Greece GRE   29 198  
9 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   30 197  
10 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   30 193  
11 Ioannis Papapanagiotou   Greece GRE   30 192  
12 Konrad Stäheli 39 Switzerland SUI   29 192  
13 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE   29 192  
14 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   29 191  
15 Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT   29 191  
16 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA   29 189  
17 Konstantinos Skarlatos 29 Greece GRE   29 187  
18 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   29 179  
19 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   30 168  
20 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   29 166  
21 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   28 162  
22 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   28 136  
23 Caspar Widmer 31 Switzerland SUI   27 136  
24 Cesare Liverziani   Italy ITA   25 133  
25 Georgios Zisimos   Greece GRE   23 121  
26 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   26 117  
27 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI   20 103  
28 László Szemere 21 Hungary HUN   16 85  
29 Antonín Ehrenberger   Bohemia BOH   13 55  
AC Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR       DNF
AC Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI        

Men's Military Revolver, 20 metres

Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 24, 1906
Date Finished: April 24, 1906
Format: 20 metres. 30 shots. 300 possible

Summary

The shooters took 30 shots with a military revolver from 20 metres, with a 300 possible. Switzerland’s [Louis Richardet] won the gold medal with 253, which was one of his three gold medals won in 1906. He also won a silver medal in Athina, added to the two gold medals he won at the 1900 Olympics. The runner-up was Greece’s [Alexandros Theofilakis], who shot at the 1896, 1906, 1908, 1912, 1920, and 1924 Olympics. This was the only individual Olympic medal he won, but he added a team silver medal in 1920 at Antwerp.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI Gold 30 253  
2 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE Silver 30 250  
3 Georgios Skotadis   Greece GRE Bronze 30 240  
4 Konrad Stäheli 39 Switzerland SUI   29 240  
5 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA   30 239  
6 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   30 235  
7 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   30 235  
8 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE   30 233  
9 Cesare Liverziani   Italy ITA   30 231  
10 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   30 231  
11 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   30 226  
12 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   30 225  
13 Ioannis Papapanagiotou   Greece GRE   30 224  
14 Aristidis Kronis   Greece GRE   30 222  
15 Hermann Martin   France FRA   30 222  
16 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   30 222  
17 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   30 218  
18 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI   30 217  
19 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   30 217  
20 Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT   30 214  
21 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE   30 210  
22 Aristidis Rangavis   Greece GRE   30 209  
23 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   30 205  
24 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   30 205  
25 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 204  
26 Georgios Zisimos   Greece GRE   29 203  
27 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 203  
28 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   29 191  
29 Ole Tobias Olsen 27 Norway NOR   30 187  
30 Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI   30 174  
31 Albert Helgerud 29 Norway NOR   26 129  

Men's Dueling Pistol 20 metres

Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 24, 1906
Date Finished: April 24, 1906
Format: 20 metres. 30 shots. 300 possible.

Summary

The match au vis was shot at 20 metres, usually with muzzle-loading dueling pistols of about .45 calibre, and allowed the shooters to take “careful aim.” In Athina the target was the silhouette of a human dressed in a frock-coat with the bulls-eye located in mid-thorax. The event was only contested at the Olympics in 1906. It was won by France’s [Léon Moreaux], who had competed at the 1900 Olympics and would appear again at London in 1908, finishing his Olympic career with seven medals and two gold medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA Gold 30 242  
2 Cesare Liverziani   Italy ITA Silver 30 233  
3 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA Bronze 29 231  
4 Konstantinos Skarlatos 29 Greece GRE   30 221  
5 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   30 218  
6 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   30 214  
7 Aristidis Rangavis   Greece GRE   30 214  
8 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   30 210  
9 Hermann Martin   France FRA   30 209  
10 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   30 207  
11 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   30 203  
12 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   28 201  
13 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   27 193  
14 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   28 192  
15 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE   29 192  
16 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   29 191  
17 Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT   30 190  
18 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   30 183  
19 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE   27 163  
20 Alfr. Fotiadis   Greece GRE   19 104  
AC Evangelos Evangelidis   Greece GRE       DNF
AC Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE       DNF
AC Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE       DNF
AC Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE       DNF

Men's Dueling Pistol Au Commandement,

25 metres

Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 25, 1906
Date Finished: April 25, 1906
Format: 25 metres. 30 shots. 300 possible.

Summary

The match au commandement was the forerunner of the rapid-fire pistol event. The shooters held the pistol at their side, as the range officer asked if they were ready. When they said, “Yes,” the range officer then counted out, “Fire, one, two, three.” The shooter was required to get the shot off before the count of three. In Athina the target was the silhouette of a human dressed in a frock-coat with the bulls-eye located in mid-thorax. The event was only contested at the Olympics in 1906. The title went to Greek shooter [Konstantinos Skarlatos], who also competed at the 1912 Olympics, but this was his only Olympic medal. Skarlatos hit the most targets, 29 of 30, and was well ahead on score, 133 to 115 for second- and third-placed Swedes [Hübner von Holst] and [Vilhelm Carlberg].

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Konstantinos Skarlatos 29 Greece GRE Gold 29 133  
2 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE Silver 27 115  
3 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE Bronze 26 115  
4 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   26 111  
5 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   25 104  
6 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA   23 104  
7 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   23 103  
8 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   23 103  
9 Georgios Petropoulos 33 Greece GRE   23 95  
10 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   22 98  
11 Hermann Martin   France FRA   22 95  
12 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   21 89  
13 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   20 93  
14 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   20 89  
15 Charles Clapier   France FRA   20 78  
16 Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT   19 75  
17 Alfr. Fotiadis   Greece GRE   18 64  
18 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   17 70  
19 Konstantinos Voutieridis   Greece GRE   17 66  
20 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   16 68  
AC Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE       DNF
AC Cesare Liverziani   Italy ITA       DNF
 

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 28, 1906
Format: 300 metres. Five shooters per team. 120 shots per shooter; 40 standing, 40 kneeling, and 40 prone. Target diameter 1.00 metre. 1,200 possible per shooter; 6,000 possible per team.
  

Summary

Only four nations entered and Greece lagged far behind the three medalists. With a 6,000 team possible, Switzerland won the gold medal by scoring 4,617, followed by Norway with 4,534 and France with 4,511.

 

Final Standings

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Rank Team NOC Medal TTH TP  
1 Switzerland SUI Gold 599 4,617  
2 Norway NOR Silver 599 4,534  
3 France FRA Bronze 599 4,511  
4 Greece GRE   467 2,986
 

Standing

Rank Team NOC TTH TP  
NP Switzerland SUI 199 1,389  
NP Norway NOR 199 1,494  
NP France FRA 200 1,450  
NP Greece GRE   855
 

Kneeling

Rank Team NOC TTH TP  
NP Switzerland SUI 200 1,626  
NP Norway NOR 200 1,482  
NP France FRA 200 1,506  
NP Greece GRE   1,032  
 

Prone

Rank Team NOC TTH TP  
NP Switzerland SUI 200 1,602  
NP Norway NOR 200 1,558  
NP France FRA 199 1,555  
NP Greece GRE   1,099  
 
 

Men's Free Rifle, Any Position, 300 metres

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 27, 1906
Date Finished: April 28, 1906
Format: 300 metres. 30 shots. Choice of either kneeling or standing position. 300 possible.
  

Summary

Shooters could choose either the prone, kneeling or standing position, but presumably, everybody shot prone, which is a much more stable, and accurate, position. The gold medal went to Switzerland’s [Marcel Mayer de Stadelhofen], who was five points ahead of his teammate, [Konrad Stäheli]. Little else is known of this event.

  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI Gold 30 243  
2 Konrad Stäheli 39 Switzerland SUI Silver 30 238  
3 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA Bronze 30 234  
4 Gudbrand Skatteboe 30 Norway NOR   30 230  
5 Albert Helgerud 29 Norway NOR   30 230  
6 Jul Braathe 31 Norway NOR   30 224  
7 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   30 224  
8 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   30 223  
9 Ole Holm 35 Norway NOR   30 222  
10 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI   30 221  
11 John Møller 40 Norway NOR   30 219  
12 Ole Tobias Olsen 27 Norway NOR   30 216  
13 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   30 216  
14 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   30 215  
15 Caspar Widmer 31 Switzerland SUI   30 210  
16 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 207  
17 László Szemere 21 Hungary HUN   30 205  
18 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   30 204  
19 Hermann Martin   France FRA   30 199  
20 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   29 199  
21 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   30 198  
22 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI   29 197  
23 Alfred Grütter 45 Switzerland SUI   28 194  
24 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   30 188  
25 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE   29 179  
26 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE   28 173  
27 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   28 162  
28 Ioannis Theofilakis   Greece GRE   29 156  
29 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   28 155  
30 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   27 144  
31 Antonín Ehrenberger   Bohemia BOH   24 113  
32 Anastasios Karatzas   Greece GRE   14 54  
AC Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR       DNF
AC Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT       DNF
AC Iakovos Theofilas 44 Greece GRE       DNF
 

Men's Military Rifle, 1873-1874 Gras Model, Kneeling Or Standing, 200 metres

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 24, 1906
Date Finished: April 24, 1906
Format: 200 metres. 30 shots. Choice of either kneeling or standing position. 300 possible.
  

Summary

This event required shooters to use a Gras model rifle that was first manufactured in France in 1873. Shooters could choose either the kneeling or standing position, but presumably, everybody shot kneeling, which is a much more stable, and accurate, position. France’s [Léon Moreaux] and Switzerland’s [Louis Richardet] tied with 187 points but Moreaux won the gold medal, most likely because he had 30 target hits to Richardet’s 29. Moreaux won five medals in 1906, including two golds. Richardet also competed at the 1900 Olympics. He won four medals in 1906, with three golds, after winning two golds in 1900.

  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA Gold 30 187  
2 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI Silver 29 187  
3 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI Bronze 28 183  
4 John Møller 40 Norway NOR   28 175  
5 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   29 173  
6 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR   26 169  
7 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   28 166  
8 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   27 165  
9 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   28 163  
10 Antonín Ehrenberger   Bohemia BOH   26 161  
11 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA   28 160  
12 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   29 158  
13 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   27 158  
14 Gudbrand Skatteboe 30 Norway NOR   27 139  
15 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   28 136  
16 Ole Holm 35 Norway NOR   24 136  
17 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   26 133  
18 Iakovos Theofilas 44 Greece GRE   26 129  
19 Albert Helgerud 29 Norway NOR   24 129  
20 László Szemere 21 Hungary HUN   25 128  
21 Ole Tobias Olsen 27 Norway NOR   24 128  
22 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   24 112  
23 Hermann Martin   France FRA   22 112  
24 Georgios Gaitanos   Greece GRE   26 111  
25 Panagiotis Manginas   Greece GRE   23 108  
26 Jul Braathe 31 Norway NOR   22 98  
27 Dimitrios Petropoulos   Greece GRE   19 92  
28 Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI   20 84  
29 Asmund Enger 24 Norway NOR   19 80  
30 Dimitrios Spiliotopoulos   Greece GRE   17 70  
31 Ioannis Theofilakis   Greece GRE   15 68  
 

Men's Military Rifle, Kneeling Or Standing, 300 metres

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 23, 1906
Format: 300 metres. 30 shots. Choice of either kneeling or standing position. 300 possible.
  

Summary

Shooters could choose either the kneeling or standing position, but presumably, everybody shot kneeling, which is a much more stable, and accurate, position. The gold medal went to Switzerland’s [Louis Richardet], who also competed at the 1900 Olympics. He won four medals in 1906, with three golds, after winning two golds in 1900. He competed in both pistol and rifle events, but appears to have been better with the rifle.

  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS  
1 Louis Richardet 41 Switzerland SUI Gold 30 238  
2 Jean Reich 32 Switzerland SUI Silver 29 234  
3 Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA Bronze 30 232  
4 Léon Moreaux 54 France FRA   30 231  
5 Maurice Lecoq 52 France FRA   30 224  
6 Jul Braathe 31 Norway NOR   30 223  
7 Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen 28 Switzerland SUI   30 222  
8 Gudbrand Skatteboe 30 Norway NOR   30 221  
9 Ole Holm 35 Norway NOR   30 217  
10 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   30 216  
11 Ole Tobias Olsen 27 Norway NOR   29 213  
12 Albert Helgerud 29 Norway NOR   30 203  
13 Ludwig Ternajgo 34 Austria AUT   28 202  
14 Caspar Widmer 31 Switzerland SUI   29 200  
15 John Møller 40 Norway NOR   30 195  
16 Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   30 193  
17 Frangiskos Mavrommatis 36 Greece GRE   30 193  
18 Vilhelm Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   30 191  
19 Asmund Enger 24 Norway NOR   26 189  
20 Alexandros Theofilakis   Greece GRE   28 186  
21 Georgios Orfanidis   Greece GRE   30 185  
22 Hermann Martin   France FRA   30 184  
23 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR   30 175  
24 Konrad Stäheli 39 Switzerland SUI   29 174  
25 László Szemere 21 Hungary HUN   30 171  
26 Hübner von Holst 24 Sweden SWE   28 164  
27 Heinrich Hintermann   Austria AUT   27 154  
28 Eric Carlberg 26 Sweden SWE   29 151  
29 L. Vignola   Italy ITA   25 151  
30 Aristidis Kronis   Greece GRE   23 133  
31 R. Pastorino   Italy ITA   24 130  
32 Troffaes   Belgium BEL   23 125  
33 Matthias Triantafyllidis   Greece GRE   25 124  
34 Dimitrios Spiliotopoulos   Greece GRE   24 118  
35 Nikolaos Malintretos   Crete CRT   27 114  
36 Caro   Italy ITA   23 110  
37 Renno   Italy ITA   26 109  
38 Dimitrios Petropoulos   Greece GRE   27 108  
39 G. Bortolato   Italy ITA   19 108  
40 J. Marucci   Italy ITA   23 106  
41 Antonín Ehrenberger   Bohemia BOH   24 104  
42 Emilio Mainoldi   Italy ITA   20 86  
AC Franco Micheli   Italy ITA       DNF
AC L. De Floriani   Italy ITA       DNF
AC Ioannis Theofilakis   Greece GRE       DNF
AC Anastasios Karatzas   Greece GRE       DNF
 

Men's Trap, Single Shot, 16 metres

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 26, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: 30 clays sent from 4 traps at 16 metres. 15 clays thrown from the lower traps, 15 clays thrown from the higher traps. 30 possible.
  

Summary

Only 12 shooters started from four nations. Thirty clays were sent from four traps at 16 metres, with 15 clays thrown from the lower traps, and 15 clays thrown from the higher traps. Britain’s [Gerald Merlin] tied with Greece’s [Ioannis Peridis] with 24 clays broken. They shot off the tie, but tied again in the first with 4 of 5 clays broken. In the second shoot-off, Merlin won 4-3, to win the gold medal.

  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS SO  
1 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR Gold 24 4/4  
2 Ioannis Peridis   Greece GRE Silver 24 4/3  
3 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR Bronze 23    
4 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   22    
5 Konstantinos Thanopoulos   Greece GRE   16    
6 Ioannis Drosopoulos   Greece GRE   14    
7 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   12    
8 Dimitrios Petropoulos   Greece GRE   7    
AC Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE       DNF
AC Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA       DNF
AC Vasileios Stais   Greece GRE       DNF
AC Jean Fouconnier   France FRA       DNF
 

Men's Trap, Double Shot, 14 metres

 Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 26, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: 20 clays. 10 sets of double clays sent from 4 traps at 14 metres All clays thrown from the higher traps. 20 possible.
  

Summary

Only 10 shooters started from four nations. Ten sets of double clays were sent from 4 traps at 14 metres, with all the clays thrown from the higher traps, for a 20 possible. Britain’s [Sidney Merlin] won with 15 clays broken. Second went to Greece’s [Anastasios Metaxas] with 13 clays, while third was Merlin’s nephew, [Gerald], who had won the single shot trap event in 1906.

  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS  
1 Sidney Merlin 49 Great Britain GBR Gold 15  
2 Anastasios Metaxas 44 Greece GRE Silver 13  
3 Gerald Merlin 21 Great Britain GBR Bronze 12  
4 Ioannis Peridis   Greece GRE   11  
5 Maurice Faure 46 France FRA   9  
6T Vasileios Stais   Greece GRE   8  
6T Jean Fouconnier   France FRA   8  
6T Konstantinos Thanopoulos   Greece GRE   8  
9 Sándor, Count Török de Szendrő 25 Hungary HUN   4  
AC Raoul, Count de Boigne 43 France FRA     DNF
   
   
   

 

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