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Paul Van Asbroeck

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul•Van Asbroeck
Used namePaul•Van Asbroeck
Born1 May 1874 in Schaerbeek (BEL)
Died1959
NOC Belgium

Biography

Paul Van Asbroeck was one of the leading free pistol shooters of the early 20th century. He won the individual world title six times (1904, 1907, 1909-10, 1912 and 1914), and the team title six times as well (1905-07, 1910-1912), while adding six silver and bronze medals to the tally, winning his last medal as late as 1925. In addition, he won the 1908 Olympic free pistol title, while taking silver in the team competition. Van Asbroeck was also an outstanding competitor in the free rifle, winning 16 World Championship medals in the various events, including gold in the standing free rifle event in 1905. He also took third place in the 1900 3 positions event at the Olympic Games.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting BEL Paul Van Asbroeck
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 6
Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =8
Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting BEL Paul Van Asbroeck
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 2 Silver
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 5
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting BEL Paul Van Asbroeck
Military Pistol, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 7
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 5
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 12
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 14
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 10
Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 12
Military Rifle, 300 metres and 600 metres, Prone, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 14
Small-Bore Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Small Bore-Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 6
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting BEL Paul Van Asbroeck
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 52
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) =24
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 11
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
1936 Summer Olympics Shooting BEL Paul Van Asbroeck
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 31
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) =55

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