Ray Coulter

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRaymond Orville "Ray"•Coulter
Used nameRay•Coulter
Born12 April 1897 in Johnson County, Iowa (USA)
Died23 January 1965 in Mount Sterling, Illinois (USA)
AffiliationsUS Marine Corps, (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


Ray Coulter was a career Marine corpsman, and was a gunnery sergeant at the time of the 1924 Olympics. Enlisting in 1917, he had earned his distinguished marksman badge from the corps in 1919. In 1918, 1919, 1922, and 1923 he was a member of the Marine team which won the NRA rapid-fire rifle team event. He also competed internationally several times in addition to the Olympics, notably at the 1924 Pan-American Matches, and the Internationals of 1924, 1925, and 1927.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Ray Coulter
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) =17
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) =9
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 5

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