Jim Gorman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Edward "Jim"•Gorman
Used nameJim•Gorman
Born30 January 1859 in Bilston, England (GBR)
Died2 November 1929 in San Francisco, California (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


Jim Gorman was from San Francisco and was the top American pistol shooter in the 1908 rapid-fire pistol team match, as evidenced by his bronze medal winning performance in the individual event. His third-place finish there was disputed, however, because he was declared to have completely missed one target. Gorman protested that it was a “double” – two shots through the same hole – and was worth nine points. The protest was overruled, though, and the loss of nine points dropped him from first to third.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting USA Jim Gorman
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold