Shooting at the 1924 Summer Olympics

Dates 23 June – 10 July 1924
Medal Events 10

There had been 14 shooting events contest at Stockholm in 1912, and 21 at Antwerp in 1920. The 1924 Olympic organizers cut down the program quite a bit, but there were still 10 shooting events on the program in Paris, including four team events. This would be the last time that team shooting events have been contested at the Olympics. It is unlikely they will return as team shooting is what the IOC terms a “passive team event”, meaning it is simply made up of scores garnered by the individuals and adding them together. The IOC now discourages having passive team events on the Olympic Program. The 1924 World Championships were held in Rheims, France, one week prior to the Olympic events. The Olympic rifle and pistol shooting events were contested in Rheims (at Camp de Châlons and Parc des Sports), but the clay target and running target events were held in Versailles (at Le Stand de Versailles) and Issy-les-Moulineaux (at Le Stand d’Issy-les-Moulineaux).

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men Olympic 28 June 1924 55 17
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men Olympic 27 June 1924 73 19
Free Rifle, 400, 600, and 800 metres, Team, Men Olympic 26 – 27 June 1924 88 18
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men Olympic 23 June 1924 66 19
Running Target, Single Shot, Men Olympic 30 June 1924 32 8
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men Olympic 2 July 1924 25 7
Running Target, Double Shot, Men Olympic 1 July 1924 31 8
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men Olympic 2 July 1924 25 7
Trap, Men Olympic 8 – 10 July 1924 44 14
Trap, Team, Men Olympic 6 – 7 July 1924 69 12
258 (258/0) 27 (27/0)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men Henry BaileyUSA Vilhelm CarlbergSWE Lennart HanneliusFIN
Free Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Men Bud FisherUSA Carl OsburnUSA Niels LarsenDEN
Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team, Men United StatesUSA FranceFRA HaitiHAI
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men Pierre Coquelin de LisleFRA Marcus DinwiddieUSA Josias HartmannSUI
Running Target, Single Shot, Men John BolesUSA Cyril Mackworth-PraedGBR Otto OlsenNOR
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men NorwayNOR SwedenSWE United StatesUSA
Running Target, Double Shot, Men Ole Lilloe-OlsenNOR Cyril Mackworth-PraedGBR Alf SwahnSWE
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men Great BritainGBR NorwayNOR SwedenSWE
Trap, Men Gyula HalasyHUN Konni HuberFIN Frank HughesUSA
Trap, Team, Men United StatesUSA CanadaCAN FinlandFIN

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 5 2 2 9
Norway NOR 2 1 1 4
Great Britain GBR 1 2 0 3
France FRA 1 1 0 2
Hungary HUN 1 0 0 1
Sweden SWE 0 2 2 4
Finland FIN 0 1 2 3
Canada CAN 0 1 0 1
Denmark DEN 0 0 1 1
Haiti HAI 0 0 1 1
Switzerland SUI 0 0 1 1