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Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men

Date23 June 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationParc des Sports, Tinqueux
Participants66 from 19 countries
Format50 metres prone. 40 shots. 400 possible.

Marcus Dinwiddie of the United States was the youngest shooter in the competition, at 17. He shot early in the day and broke the Olympic record with 396. But later in the day, France’s Pierre Couquelin de Lisle bettered this with a world record 398, using .22 ammunition from the U.S. Cartridge Company. Wallechinsky described the cable Coquelin de Lisle sent to his mother, “Am Olympic champion. World record beaten. Will arrive Tuesday morning.” Coquelin shot 38 tens out of 40 shots. Some of the shooters used ammunition pockets, although these were not allowed at the range, for supporting their arms.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCPoints
1Pierre Coquelin de LisleFRA398WRGold
2Marcus DinwiddieUSA396Silver
3Josias HartmannSUI394Bronze
=4Erik Sætter-LassenDEN393
=4Anders Peter NielsenDEN393
=4Jean TheslöfFIN393
=7Jakob ReichSUI392
=7Viktor KnutssonSWE392
9Paul Van AsbroeckBEL391
=10Walter StokesUSA390
=10Walter LienhardSUI390
=12Juan MartinoARG389
=12Abelardo RicoARG389
=12Arne NielsenDEN389
=12John BolesUSA389
=12John GrierUSA389
=12Leon LagerlöfSWE389
=18Willy RøgebergNOR388
=18Voitto KolhoFIN388
=20Émile RumeauFRA387
=20Elemér TakácsHUN387
=20Heikki HuttunenFIN387
=20António MartinsPOR387
=24Lars Jørgen MadsenDEN386
=24Mauritz ErikssonSWE386
=26Arthur BalbaertBEL385
=26Olaf SlettenNOR385
=26August OnsrudNOR385
=26Olle EricssonSWE385
30Conrad AdriaenssensBEL384
=31Charles DelbarreBEL383
=31Georges BordierFRA383
=31Victor BonafèdeMON383
=34Jorge del MazoARG382
=34Antonio DaneriARG382
=36Hermann SchultzMON381
=36Rudolf JelenTCH381
=38Aarne ValkamaFIN380
=38José MacedoBRA380
40Camillo IsnardiITA377
=41Ioannis TheofilakisGRE376
=41Carlo Ernesto PanzaITA376
=41Willy SchnyderSUI376
=41Josef SuchardaTCH376
=45Roger AbelMON375
=45Olaf JohannessenNOR375
=47Rezső VelezHUN372
=47Antonín ByczanskiTCH372
=49David LewisGBR371
=49Francisco MendonçaPOR371
51Ricardo TicchiITA370
=52William ArtisGBR369
=52Simion VartolomeuROU369
=52Emil WernerTCH369
=55António FerreiraPOR367
=55Frederick BracegirdleGBR367
57John CliftGBR365
58Georgios MoraitinisGRE364
59Joseph ChiabautMON361
60Alexandros TheofilakisGRE358
=61Giuseppe LaveniITA357
=61Francisco António RealPOR355
63Vasile GhițescuROU355
64Manuel SolísMEX353
65Constantin ȚenescuROU326
66Alexandru VatamanuROU321