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.