John Fleming

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Francis•Fleming
Used nameJohn•Fleming
Born26 August 1881 in Keswick, England (GBR)
Died9 January 1965 in New Malden, England (GBR)
AffiliationsCity Rifle Club
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


The standard of shooting in the small-bore rifle (moving target) event at the 1908 Olympics was disappointing and John Fleming was one of the four British competitors who tied for first place with a modest score of 24 points out of a possible 45. After the targets had been examined, Fleming was awarded the gold medal on the count back. John Fleming, a civil servant, was for many years a member of the City Rifle Club and during the World War I was an instructor at the NRA School of Musketry. He was in the King’s Hundred in 1934 and was a life member of the National Rifle Association.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR John Fleming
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) =9
Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold