Part 3 of our deep dive on shooting events at the 1908 London Olympic Games.
The second installment of our series on the 1908 Olympic Games focuses on the U.S. Shooting Team and the competition itself.
The United States Cartridge Company led the way for ammunition makers to contribute funds for the 1908 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Part 1 in our series on the London 1908 Olympic Games.
The gold medal-winning U.S. team was decided by the Video Assistant Referee.
The U.S. team outdueled the British, 3838 to 3827, to win the 2017 Roberts Trophy Smallbore Prone Match in Bisley, England
The U.S. Team concluded the match having earned six medals (three individual, three team) and eight top nine finishes. Ginny Thrasher advanced following a fifth place showing in the qualification relay.
When U.S. rifle shooters arrived in England before the 1948 Games, new Olympic rules for shooting coats and the free rifle kneeling position forced the Americans to adapt. And with a large amount of pistol shooters, the U.S. team had problems getting in enough practice prior to match time.
Classic SSUSA: NRA’s USA Team Battles Way Into Second Place At 2003 World Long-Range & Palma Team Championships
In 2003, poor weather did little to dampen the U.S. Team’s spirits on its way to second place in this prestigious international event. Classic coverage of the 2003 Palma Team Championships from the January 2004 issue of Shooting Sports USA