Shooting at the 1912 Summer Olympics

As at London in 1908, the 1912 Olympic shooting program had a large number of events - 18 at Stockholm as compared to 15 at London. And similarly, the events could basically be separated into five categories: 1) long-range rifle shooting, 2) small-bore rifle shooting, 3) pistol shooting, 4) clay bird trap shooting, and 5) running deer shooting. The pistol and rifle events were held at Kaknäs, while the running deer and clay trap events were held at Råsunda.

Sweden and the United States dominated the competitions. Both won seven gold medals, with Sweden winning 17 medals in all to the 14 won by the United States.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Olympic 1 July 1912 54 12
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic 2 July 1912 20 5
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men Olympic 29 June 1912 42 10
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team, Men Olympic 29 June – 3 July 1912 28 7
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 2 July 1912 84 9
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men Olympic 4 July 1912 42 7
Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 1 July 1912 91 12
Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres, Men Olympic 1 July 1912 85 12
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500, And 600 metres, Team, Men Olympic 29 June 1912 60 10
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men Olympic 4 July 1912 41 9
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men Olympic 3 July 1912 24 6
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men Olympic 5 July 1912 36 8
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men Olympic 5 July 1912 16 4
Running Target, Single Shot, Men Olympic 29 June – 1 July 1912 34 7
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men Olympic 4 July 1912 20 5
Running Target, Double Shot, Men Olympic 3 July 1912 20 6
Trap, Men Olympic 2 – 4 July 1912 61 11
Trap, Team, Men Olympic 29 June – 1 July 1912 36 6
284 (284/0) 16 (16/0)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Al LaneUSA Peter DolfenUSA Charles StewartGBR
Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men United StatesUSA SwedenSWE Great BritainGBR
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men Al LaneUSA Paul PalénSWE Hübner von HolstSWE
Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team, Men SwedenSWE RussiaRUS Great BritainGBR
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Paul ColasFRA Lars Jørgen MadsenDEN Niels LarsenDEN
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men SwedenSWE NorwayNOR DenmarkDEN
Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Sándor ProkoppHUN Carl OsburnUSA Embret SkogenNOR
Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres, Men Paul ColasFRA Carl OsburnUSA John JacksonUSA
Military Rifle, 200, 400, 500 and 600 metres, Team, Men United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR SwedenSWE
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men Fred HirdUSA William MilneGBR Harry BurtGBR
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men Great BritainGBR SwedenSWE United StatesUSA
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men Vilhelm CarlbergSWE Hübner von HolstSWE Gideon EricssonSWE
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Team, Men SwedenSWE Great BritainGBR United StatesUSA
Running Target, Single Shot, Men Alf SwahnSWE Åke LundebergSWE Nestori ToivonenFIN
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men SwedenSWE United StatesUSA FinlandFIN
Running Target, Double Shot, Men Åke LundebergSWE Edward BenedicksSWE Oscar SwahnSWE
Trap, Men Jay GrahamUSA Alfred Goeldel-BronikovenGER Harry BlausRUS
Trap, Team, Men United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR GermanyGER

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sweden SWE 7 6 4 17
United States USA 7 4 3 14
France FRA 2 0 0 2
Great Britain GBR 1 4 4 9
Hungary HUN 1 0 0 1
Denmark DEN 0 1 2 3
Germany GER 0 1 1 2
Norway NOR 0 1 1 2
Russian Federation RUS 0 1 1 2
Finland FIN 0 0 2 2