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Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men

Date 1 August 1900 — 8:00
LocationCamp de Satory, Versailles
Participants20 from 4 countries
Format50 metres. 60 shots. 600 possible.

This event was shot at a target of 50 cm in diameter with 10 scoring rings. The shooters took 60 shots for a possible 600 points. The event was conducted concurrently with the team free pistol event, with four teams, and 20 shooters taking part.

For the first and only time, the World Championships were held concurrently with the Olympics and the Olympic Champions also became World Champions. It was the fourth staging of the World Championships, having previously been held in Lyon (France) in 1897, Turin (Italy) 1898 and Loosduinen 1899 which, since 1923 has been a district of Den Haag (Netherlands). But, as all three editions were for rifle events only, Paris hosted the first pistol championships.

Switzerland’s Conrad Karl Röderer won the gold in this event and also in the team event. He beat Achille Paroche of France into second place by 37 points. Paroche won four shooting medals in Paris, and competed again at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, winning a third silver medal.

1Conrad Karl RödererSUI503Gold
2Achille ParocheFRA466Silver
3Konrad StäheliSUI453Bronze
4Louis RichardetSUI448
5Louis DutfoyFRA442
6Dirk Boest GipsNED437
=7Friedrich LüthiSUI435
=7Léon MoreauxFRA435
9Paul ProbstSUI432
10Jules TrinitéFRA431
11Maurice LecoqFRA429
12Henrik SillemNED408
13Alban RoomanBEL405
14Émile ThèvesBEL404
15Antoine BouwensNED390
16Victor RobertBEL351
17Pierre EichhornBEL345
18Solko van den BerghNED331
19Jules LebègueBEL318
20Anthony SweijsNED310