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.
Part 2 of our deep dive on shooting events at the London 1948 Summer Olympic Games.
The Lord Wakefield Trophy, named for the founder of Castrol lubricants, is awarded to the winner of this historic international postal match each year.
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.