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Bud Fisher

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMorris "Bud"•Fisher
Used nameBud•Fisher
Born4 May 1892 in Youngstown, Ohio (USA)
Died23 May 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (USA)
AffiliationsUS Marine Corps, (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Bud Fisher enlisted in the Marines in 1911 and was awarded the distinguished marksman badge in 1916. He went on to become the greatest rifle shot in Marine Corps history. In addition to his Olympic successes, Fisher was a holder of five internationally recognized world records and was a six-time World Champion. He won many national open and national military championships before his competitive retirement in 1934. After that time he coached the Marine shooters and spent time in Toledo, Ohio, training the police department there as shooters. Fisher retired as a gunnery sergeant in 1941 but was recalled to active duty as a shooting instructor during World War II. He played the violin in his spare time and wrote two books about shooting. His son was killed during the battle of Okinawa in the Pacific.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
  Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold
  Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
  Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1920 Summer Olympics 31 July 1920 Shooting Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (1,200 maximum) Final Standings 996 1

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