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Irving Calkins

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIrving Romaro•Calkins
Used nameIrving•Calkins
Born31 October 1875 in Palmer, Massachusetts (USA)
Died26 August 1958 in Springfield, Massachusetts (USA)
NOC United States


Irving Calkins was a man of many talents. Besides his obvious ability as a pistol shooter he served the sport as president of U.S. Revolver Association. Calkins’ career, however, was as a doctor and he practiced as a surgeon in his hometown of Springfield for over 50 years. In addition, Irv Calkins spent much of his free time with his hobby, magic, and served a term as president of the American Society of Magicians.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Irving Calkins
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 8
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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