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Konrad Stäheli

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 3 1
Silver 0 1
Bronze 1 0
Total 4 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameKonrad•Stäheli
Used nameKonrad•Stäheli
Born17 December 1866 in Egnach (SUI)
Died5 November 1931 in Sankt Fiden, Sankt Gallen (SUI)
Measurements168 cm
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Konrad Stäheli had a long and very successful career in shooting. From 1898 to 1914, he won at least one title in the annual World Championships, except for 1903, when he did not participate. Overall, he won a stunning 41 world titles, and a grand total of 69 World Championship medals. Stäheli excelled in both rifle and pistol shooting, which allowed him to amass this large number of victories. His most notable title came in 1909 in Hamburg, when Stäheli became the first man to break the 1000 points barrier in the free rifle event. This World Record also helped the Swiss team beat the French by just two points. Remarkably, Stäheli only took part in two Olympics, in 1900 (which doubled as the World Championships) and 1906, winning four titles. (Some sources also include the individual free rifle events in 1906, in which Stäheli won three medals, but no medals were awarded in these competitions). For reasons unknown, the very successful Swiss marksmen did not compete in 1908 and 1912. After the First World War, he no longer competed in major events, and dedicated himself to raising interest in his favourite sport and training youngsters.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Shooting SUI Konrad Stäheli
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =9
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Kneeling, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =23
Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) =14
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting SUI Konrad Stäheli
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men (Intercalated) 4
Military Revolver, 1873-1874 Gras Model, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 12
Military Revolver, 20 metres, Men (Intercalated) 4
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men (Intercalated) Switzerland 1 Gold
Free Rifle, Any Position, 300 metres, Men (Intercalated) 2 Silver
Military Rifle, Kneeling Or Standing, 300 metres, Men (Intercalated) 24

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