Bob Murray

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Cook "Bob"•Murray
Used nameBob•Murray
Born18 February 1870 in Edinburgh, Scotland (GBR)
Died28 April 1948 in Sale, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Scottish-born Bob Murray was the son of an Edinburgh master bootmaker. Murray moved to England, where he was a traveling salesman and settled in the Urmston area of Manchester, where he became a member of the Manchester Rifle Club and also joined the Manchester volunteer Regiment. He was the founder of the first small-bore rifle club in Britain and later served as chairman, secretary, and treasurer of the Rumson Miniature Rifle Club. Apart from his gold medal in the team event at the 1912 Olympics, Murray also placed fifth in the small-bore individual event with disappearing targets and sixth in the small-bore individual event from any position.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Bob Murray
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 5