Shooting
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting pictogram
VenueKallithea
Dates8–12 April
No. of events5 (5 men, 0 women)
Competitors61 from 7 nations
1900 →

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, five sport shooting events were contested. These events took place at the newly constructed shooting range at Kallithea. They were organized and prepared by the Sub-Committee for Shooting. Sixty-one shooters from seven nations competed.

Medal summary

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
200 metre military rifle
details
Pantelis Karasevdas
 Greece
Pavlos Pavlidis
 Greece
Nicolaos Trikupis
 Greece
300 metre free rifle, three positions
details
Georgios Orphanidis
 Greece
Ioannis Frangoudis
 Greece
Viggo Jensen
 Denmark
25 metre military pistol
details
John Paine
 United States
Sumner Paine
 United States
Nikolaos Morakis
 Greece
25 metre rapid fire pistol
details
Ioannis Frangoudis
 Greece
Georgios Orphanidis
 Greece
Holger Nielsen
 Denmark
30 metre free pistol
details
Sumner Paine
 United States
Holger Nielsen
 Denmark
Ioannis Frangoudis
 Greece

Participating nations

A total of 61 shooters from 7 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Greece3339
2 United States2103
3 Denmark0123
Totals (3 nations)55515

Sub-Committee for Shooting

See also

References