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
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.