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Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men

Date31 July 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationKamp Beverlo, Beverlo
Participants40 from 8 countries
Format300 metres. 40 shots standing, 40 shots kneeling or sitting, 40 shots prone. Individual possible 1,200.
Olympic Record (1,200 maximum)987 / Paul Colas FRA / 2 July 1912

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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsPPSPK/SP
1Bud FisherUSA996347288361ORGold
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