Irving Calkins

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIrving Romaro•Calkins
Used nameIrving•Calkins
Born31 October 1875 in Palmer, Massachusetts (USA)
Died26 August 1958 in Springfield, Massachusetts (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Irving Calkins was a man of many talents. Besides his obvious ability as a pistol shooter he served the sport as president of U.S. Revolver Association. Calkins’ career, however, was as a doctor and he practiced as a surgeon in his hometown of Springfield for over 50 years. In addition, Irv Calkins spent much of his free time with his hobby, magic, and served a term as president of the American Society of Magicians.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Irving Calkins
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 8
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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