Not held in other editions
| Event type

Free Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men

Date4 – 5 August 1900
LocationCamp de Satory, Versailles
Participants30 from 6 countries
Format300 metres. 40 shots standing. 400 possible.

The target in this event was 1 metre in diameter with 10 scoring rings, with a black aiming mark of 60 cm in diameter. Shooters shot 40 shots from 300 metres in a standing position for a possible of 400 points. This event was a part of the 3-position free rifle event which was shot concurrently for individuals and teams, and like the other two elements, prone and kneeling, it counted as a separate event with medals being awarded accordingly. It was the only time at the Olympics that this happened.

For the first and only time, the World Championships were held concurrently with the Olympics and the Olympic Champions also became World Champions. It was the fourth staging of the World Championships, having previously been held in Lyon (France) in 1897, Turin (Italy) 1898 and Loosduinen 1899 which, since 1923 has been a district of Den Haag (Netherlands). The nine medals at all three World Championships had been won by nine different men and all but one were challenging for the gold medal in Paris.

Out to successfully defend his title was Switzerland’s Franz Böckli while the silver and bronze medallists from 1899, Lars Jørgen Madsen (Denmark) and Olaf Frydenlund (Norway) were also present. The three French medallists from 1898, Achille Paroche (gold), Léon Moreaux (silver) and Auguste Cavadini (bronze) were also taking part as were the 1897 gold and bronze medallists Ole Østmo (Norway) and Henrik Sillem (Netherlands). The silver medallist Frank Jullien of Switzerland was the only World Championship medallist since 1897 not to compete in Paris.

The gold medal went to Lars Jørgen Madsen who won by six points from Ole Østmo. His winning score of 305 would not have been good enough to win a medal at the 1899 World Championships. Madsen, who was the 1899 Three Positions World Champion, competed at the Olympics from 1900-24 in 26 events and won five medals, including two golds.

1Lars Jørgen MadsenDEN305Gold
2Ole ØstmoNOR299Silver
3Charles Paumier du VergerBEL298Bronze
4Paul Van AsbroeckBEL297
5Franz BöckliSUI294
6Emil KellenbergerSUI292
=7Jules BuryBEL282
=7Alfred GrütterSUI282
9Helmer HermandsenNOR280
10Auguste CavadiniFRA278
=11Anders Peter NielsenDEN277
=11Viggo JensenDEN277
13Tom SeebergNOR275
=14Konrad StäheliSUI272
=14Marcus RavenswaaijNED272
16Olaf FrydenlundNOR271
=17Louis RichardetSUI269
=17Léon MoreauxFRA269
=19Maurice LecoqFRA268
=19Achille ParocheFRA268
21Edouard MyinBEL265
=22Axel KristensenDEN261
=22Uilke VuurmanNED261
24René ThomasFRA254
25Henrik SillemNED249
=26Ole SætherNOR239
=26Solko van den BerghNED239
=28Lauritz KjærDEN238
=28Antoine BouwensNED238
30Joseph BarasBEL233