A Look Back: Successful American Olympic Shooters | USCCA

In April 1896, Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic games after a 1,500-year hiatus. Athletes from 12 countries competed in nine sports and 43 events. Coubertin was a pistol shooting champion and decided to include two rifle events and three pistols events. John B. Paine and Sumner Paine, the sons of an American Civil War general, dominated the pistol events. John won gold in the 25-meter military pistol event, and his brother placed second. Sumner won gold in the 30-meter free pistol event. Since the 1896 Olympics, U.S. athletes have competed in Olympic shooting events.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/a-look-back-successful-american-olympic-shooters/