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Lars Jørgen Madsen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLars Jørgen•Madsen
Used nameLars Jørgen•Madsen
Born19 July 1871 in Beldringe, Vordingborg (DEN)
Died1 April 1925 in Harridslev, Randers (DEN)
AffiliationsKjøbenhavns Skytteforening/Randers Amts Skytteforening
NOC Denmark

Biography

Lars Jørgen Madsen was a prominent Danish sport shooter at the start of 20th century. Madsen competed at five Olympics during his career, winning individual free rifle, standing gold in 1900; team military rifle, standing gold in 1920; individual free rifle, three positions silver in 1912; individual military rifle, standing silver in 1920; and team free rifle, three positions bronze in 1912. At the World Championships, Madsen won three golds (free rifle, three positions in 1899; free rifle, standing in 1900 and 1908), three silvers (free rifle, standing in 1899 and 1911; free rifle, kneeling in 1924) and seven bronzes (free rifle, prone in 1914; free rifle, standing in 1922; free rifle, three positions in 1914; team free rifle, three positions in 1899, 1914 and 1922; and team free pistol in 1924). By profession Madsen was a medical doctor, graduating with a medical degree from København University in 1900. From 1900 until his death in 1925, Madsen practiced medicine in Harridslev.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting DEN Lars Jørgen Madsen
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 4
Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =16
Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting DEN Lars Jørgen Madsen
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 4
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting DEN Lars Jørgen Madsen
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 3 Bronze
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 8
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 5
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting DEN Lars Jørgen Madsen
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 8
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 5
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 13
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Small Bore-Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 4
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting DEN Lars Jørgen Madsen
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men (Olympic) =24
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Denmark 6
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) =24

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