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Louis Richardet

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 2 3
Silver 0 1
Bronze 0 0
Total 2 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameLouis Marcel•Richardet
Used nameLouis•Richardet
Born17 May 1864
Died14 January 1923 in Genève (Geneva) (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Louis Richardet, who competed in two Olympics, won more gold medals than any other Swiss Olympian. His five gold medals and one silver medal also ranks him fourth in the list of all Olympic shooters ever. In addition he won 20 medals at the World Championships between the inaugural event held in Lyon in 1897 and 1909, at a time when Switzerland was one of the leading nations in shooting. Richardet won a total of 11 World golds, nine of them in team events, but also the free rifle prone in Buenos Aires in 1903 and the free rifle kneeling in Brussels in 1905. He also added four silver and five bronze medals at Worlds. Unfortunately nothing is known about his life outside of sport.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting SUI Louis Richardet
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 16
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =9
Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =17
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting SUI Louis Richardet
Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Intercalated) 4
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Intercalated) 13
Military Revolver, 1873-1874 Gras Model, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 7
Military Revolver, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Intercalated) Switzerland 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Any Position, 300 metres, Men (Intercalated) 10
Military Rifle, 1873-1874 Gras Model, Kneeling Or Standing, 200 metres, Men (Intercalated) 2 Silver
Military Rifle, Kneeling Or Standing, 300 metres, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold

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