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William Styles

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Kensett•Styles
Used nameWilliam•Styles
Born11 October 1874 in Islington, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died8 April 1940 in Seaford, East Sussex, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

William Styles won his Olympic gold medal in 1908 on a count-back after nine competitors – eight of them British – had scored the maximum 45 points in the small-bore event with a disappearing target. In 1912 he went to Stockholm to defend his title but disappointed by finished back in 13th place. Although Styles was not at his best in the 1912 individual event he was the fourth scoring member in the small bone team event at 25 metres.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR William Styles
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Moving Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) 9
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR William Styles
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 27
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 13
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver

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