Ole Østmo

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOle•Østmo
Used nameOle•Østmo
Born13 September 1866 in Elverum, Innlandet (NOR)
Died11 September 1923 in Oslo, Oslo (NOR)
AffiliationsChristiania Skytterlag, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 2
Total 4


Ole Østmo was born in Elverum, but moved to Oslo in his early 20s and was a member of Christiania Skytterlag his whole career. At the first World Shooting Championships in Lyon, France, in 1897, he won the free rifle, standing competition, won a silver medal with the Norwegian free rifle team, placed second in the three positions event, and was third in free rifle, prone. Three years later he was back in France for the rifle events in the Paris Olympics, winning two silver and two bronze medals. Later he competed very rarely, and the 1900 Games was his only Olympic appearance. Østmo belonged to the so called Gressholmen Team, a group of shooters who used to train at Gressholmen, a small island in the Oslo fjord.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting NOR Ole Østmo
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway 2 Silver
Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 15
Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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