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Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Men

Date29 – 30 July 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationKamp Beverlo, Beverlo
Participants16 from 7 countries
Format300 metres standing. 10 shots. Individual possible 60.

Carl Osburn shot 53 in the team portion of this event, but exercised his option to shoot again for an individual score. He succeeded in improving his score to 56, which won him the gold medal. Larry Nuesslein had equalled Osburn’s score of 56 in the team event, but also elected to shoot over for an individual score. For Nuesslein, the decision backfired, as he recorded a 54 and only won the bronze medal in a shoot-off. Carl Osburn had won five shooting medals at the 1912 Olympics and added six more in Antwerp, giving him 11 in all - the most ever by an American Olympian, equalled by Mark Spitz over 50 years later in 1972, and bettered by Jenny Thompson in 2004 with 12.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPointsShoot-Off
1Carl OsburnUSA56Gold
2Lars Jørgen MadsenDEN55Silver
3Larry NuessleinUSA5456Bronze
4Erik Sætter-LassenDEN5451
5Joseph JanssensBEL5447
6Ricardo TicchiITA5444
=7Anders Peter NielsenDEN53
=7Anders PetersenDEN53
=7Lloyd SpoonerUSA53
ACAnton DahlNOR52
ACMagnus WegeliusFIN51
ACNiels LarsenDEN51
ACWillis LeeUSA48
ACArthur RothrockUSA45
ACLéon JohnsonFRA
ACAchille ParocheFRA