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Trap, Men

Date23 – 24 July 1920 — 09:30 (23-24/7)
StatusOlympic
LocationHoogboom Country Club, Kapellen
Participants18 from 7 countries
Format15 metre distance. Two shots given at a target. 100 targets - 90 targets from a known trap with an unknown angle using a continuous-fire system [Round 1 - 35 targets; Round 2 - 35 targets; Round 3 - 20 targets]; 10 targets with two men up from an unknown trap at an unknown angle [Round 4 - 10 targets]. Best 50% and ties advanced to the second stage. Best 50% and ties advanced to the third stage.

The United States dominated this event, taking the first five places. The champion was Mark Arie, one of the most colorful and popular shooters in American history. His career began in 1905 and he competed at the Grand American Handicap for over 30 years. He first won the Grand American in 1912 and added his second title in the event 22 years later, in 1934. In addition to his gold medal, Arie was awarded possession of the Challenge Prize that had been donated by Lord Westbury.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Mark ArieUSA95Gold
2Frank TroehUSA93Silver
3Frank WrightUSA87Bronze
4Fred PlumUSA87
5Horace BonserUSA87
6James MontgomeryCAN86
=7Nordal LundeNOR85
=7Henri QuersinBEL85
=9Émile DupontBEL84
=9Albert BosquetBEL84
11William HamiltonCAN82
12George WhitakerGBR79
ACGeorge BeattieCAN73
ACSam VanceCAN71
ACJohn BlackCAN52
ACEnoch JenkinsGBR
ACVeli NieminenFIN
ACChristiaan MoltzerNED