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Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men

Date11 July 1908
StatusOlympic
LocationBisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Participants51 from 10 countries
Format300 metres. 120 shots (40 standing, 40 kneeling, 40 prone). 1,200 possible.

Norway’s Albert Helgerud won this event by 22 points over American Harry Simon. Simon, who used a standard issue Springfield rifle, was actually far better in the kneeling and prone phases, but Helgerud defeated him by 49 points in the standing position. Helgrud’s teammate Ole Sæther won the bronze medal, 4 points behind Simon, despite leading him by 44 point in standing shooting. Helgerud competed in Olympic shooting in 1906, 1908, 1912, and 1920, finishing his career with seven medals and two gold medals, both won in 1908. Sæther competed at the 1900, 1908, and 1912 Olympics, winning four medals and a team gold in this weapon in 1908.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsSPKPPP
1Albert HelgerudNOR909277292340Gold
2Harry SimonUSA887228294365Silver
3Ole SætherNOR883272284327Bronze
4Gustav-Adolf SjöbergSWE874251285338
5Janne GustafssonSWE872265283324
6Jul BraatheNOR851257291303
7Axel JanssonSWE843235296312
8Léon JohnsonFRA835250282303
9Olaf SæterNOR830240291299
10Jesse WallingfordGBR828201303324
11Maurice BloodGBR825201290334
12Per-Olof ArvidssonSWE823236277310
13Georg ErdmannNOR821234277310
14Lars Jørgen MadsenDEN813236294283
15Gustaf Adolf JonssonSWE812226267319
16Edward GreeneUSA792190276326
17Voitto KolhoFIN788231269288
18Christian PedersenDEN780191278311
19Kolbjørn KvamNOR777234267276
20Arthur JacksonGBR771187249335
21Hans SchultzDEN769223257289
22Pieter van WaasNED768188285295
23Fredrik MossbergSWE761174288299
24Olivius SkymoenNOR760206240314
25Paul ColasFRA7592312332931
26Robert HawkinsGBR7521892733012
27Per Olaf OlsenNOR752222237293
28Erik OhlssonSWE751174271306
29John HessionUSA746176233337
30Frans NässlingFIN733221244268
31Maurice LecoqFRA730196280254
32Piet ten Bruggen CateNED7262162382713
33Niels LaursenDEN712202224286
34André AngeliniFRA706154247305
35Ernest IstaBEL701169232300
36Fernand ReyBEL698169245284
37Huvi TuiskunenFIN6971932462564
38Heikki HuttunenFIN686204212270
39Lauri KolhoFIN672171236265
40Henry ChaneyGBR671140240291
41Emil NässlingFIN657204234219
42Poul LiebstDEN645187197261
43Sándor ProkoppHUN627144236247
44Gustaf NymanFIN615200166249
45Karl ReilinFIN584217174193
46Heikki HallamaaFIN576165181230
47Mathias GlomnesNOR563909250313
48Niels Christian ChristensenDEN501712202299
49Kálmán MóriczHUN490122179189
50Ossian JörgensenSWE420761112308
51Lorents JensenDEN32150146275