|Date||20 July 1908|
|Location||White City Stadium, London|
|Participants||25 from 3 countries|
|Format||40 arrows shot at 50 metres.|
Continental style refers to the fact that the arrows for this distance were shot one at a time, as opposed to proper rounds in which the arrows are shot in flights of three. Eight British archers competed unofficially in this event, at the request of the French archers, according to the Official Report. We have listed them among the official contestants to indicate approximately where they would have placed, but they had no official placings. All eight had also competed in the Gentlemen’s Double York Round. The leader among the unofficial contestants, Robert Backhouse, would have finished second and was awarded a Diploma of Merit for his efforts.
Little is known about the winner, Eugène Grisot. But 12 years later, at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Grisot competed in the Olympics again in archery, winning three medals in the team events that year, finishing his Olympic career with one gold, two silvers, and one bronze medal.
|14||Jean-Louis de la Croix||FRA||177||37||3|
|AC||Robert Backhouse||GBR||260||40||9||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Hugh Nesham||GBR||221||37||7||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Richard Bagnall-Oakeley||GBR||214||34||5||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Robert Heathcote||GBR||183||37||4||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Joseph Stopford||GBR||182||34||4||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Capel Pownall||GBR||171||35||2||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||John Bridges||GBR||155||35||3||Unofficial competitor|
|AC||Geoffrey Cornewall||GBR||144||32||0||Unofficial competitor|