| Event type

Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men

Date31 July 1920
LocationKamp Beverlo, Beverlo
Participants70 from 14 countries
Format300 metres. 40 shots standing, 40 shots kneeling or sitting, 40 shots prone. Individual possible 1,200.

The rules called for shooting from the prone and standing positions, but the third position could be either kneeling or sitting. American shooters did not often shoot while kneeling, so most of them chose to sit. Bud Fisher, who shot with his service rifle, shot a tremendous sitting score, higher than any done prone, and this led him to victory. Fisher was an experienced shooter who played his violin for relaxation.

This event was held concurrently with the team event, so theoretically, all the competitors in that event competed in the individual free rifle event as well. However, for many of them we have no known scores, so we can only list them as competitors.

PosNumberCompetitorNOCPointsProne PointsStanding PointsKneeling/Sitting Points
1Bud FisherUSA996347288361GoldOR
2Niels LarsenDEN989328320341Silver
3Østen ØstensenNOR980347309324Bronze
4Carl OsburnUSA980353280347
=5Gudbrand SkatteboeNOR975351294330
=5Lloyd SpoonerUSA975341306328
=7Voitto KolhoFIN974357301316
=7Mauritz ErikssonSWE974347294333
ACVilho VauhkonenFIN966336295335
ACWillis LeeUSA965341277347
ACFritz KuchenSUI961329307325
ACHugo JohanssonSWE961345282334
ACDennis FentonUSA960351267342
ACGustave AmoudruzSUI959323287349
ACAlbert HelgerudNOR955337302316
ACLars Jørgen MadsenDEN951324307320
ACWerner SchneebergerSUI947352269326
ACKalle LappalainenFIN945347270328
ACGerard van den BerghNED939
ACVeli NieminenFIN934338263333
ACOlaf SlettenNOR930317303310
ACAchille ParocheFRA929339261329
ACUlrich FahrnerSUI925338264323
ACErik BlomqvistSWE924345272307
ACPeter Geltzer PetersenDEN923324303296
ACGeorges RoesFRA909322274313
ACAntoine BouwensNED909
ACOtto OlsenNOR908343283282
ACBernard SiegenthalerSUI906306282318
ACAndré ParmentierFRA905313297295
ACNiels LaursenDEN903294280329
ACViktor KnutssonSWE896303278315
ACPaul ColasFRA893338260295
ACAnton AndersenDEN878285301292
ACJan BrussaardNED866
ACAlbert RegnierFRA850320241289
ACMagnus WegeliusFIN849320236293
ACHerman BouwensNED841
ACLeon LagerlöfSWE836300261275
ACCornelis van DalenNED828
ACAlfredo GalliITA
ACRaffaele FrascaITA
ACPeppy CampusITA
ACFranco MicheliITA
ACRiccardo TicchiITA
ACBob BodleyRSA
ACFreddie MorganRSA
ACMark PaxtonRSA
ACDavid SmithRSA
ACGeorge HarveyRSA
ACJosé BentoESP
ACAntonio BonillaESP
ACDomingo RodríguezESP
ACLuis CalvetESP
ACAntonio MoreiraESP
ACPaul Van AsbroeckBEL
ACConrad AdriaenssensBEL
ACArthur BalbaertBEL
ACJoseph HaesaertsBEL
ACFrançois HeyensBEL
ACAlexandros VrasivanopoulosGRE
ACAlexandros TheofilakisGRE
ACIoannis TheofilakisGRE
ACGeorgios MoraitinisGRE
ACIason SappasGRE
ACRudolf JelenTCH
ACJosef SuchardaTCH
ACVáclav KindlTCH
ACJosef LinertTCH
ACAntonín BrychTCH