Olympics Top 10 Best Shooters of All Time
Here is a list of Olympics Top 10 Best Shooters of All Time. Surprisingly, the greatest Olympic shooters are not from the United States. Find out why the top 10 Olympic medalists of all time hail from countries like Finland, Germany, and South Korea.
The list of the Olympic’s Top 10 Best Shooters of All Time
Top 10 Olympic Shooting Medalists of All Time: Best Shooters of All Time
Carl Osburn was born on May 5 in 1884 in Jackson town, Ohio. Having earned the distinction of Midshipman at the Naval Academy in 1907, he got started taking part in international style service rifle competitions, such as 300m Free Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Running Target, and Service airsoft rifle in the UK. In Olympics, he obtained a total of 11 medals. Out of these medals, 5 were golds, 4 were silvers, and the remaining 3 were bronzes. In addition, to being a shooting sportsperson, he was a navy officer as well. He died on December 28, 1966.
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Willis A. Lee or Willis Augustus “Ching” Lee was born on May 11 in 1888 in the rural town of Natlee in Owen County, Kentucky. He served in the US Navy, as a vice admiral during World War II. He was a skilled sports athlete as well. He obtained a total of seven medals in the Olympics. Out of which, 5 were golds, 1 was silver, and 1 was bronze. He was termed the most successful athlete in the 1920 Olympics. He died on August 25 in 1945.
Ole Andreas Lilloe was born on April 27 in 1883 in Oslo, Norway. He represented Norway in Olympic Games and won a total of six medals for his nation. Out of six, five were gold and one was silver. He took part in 100 m running deer single shots and 100 m running deer double shots. He died on 29 April 1940.
Alfred was born on 26 September 1891 in New York, USA. He represented his country in the Olympics of 1912 and 1920. He won a total of 6 medals for his country, out of which, five were gold and one was bronze. He is the first of five shooters who have bagged two Olympic individual gold medals. He died in October 1965.
Otto Martin Olsen was born on 13 December in 1884 in Oslo, Norway. He was part Norwegian Olympic teams for the Olympic Games in 1929 at Stockholm and 1931 at Lwów. He bagged a total of 8 medals for his nation. 4 of which were golds, 3 of them were silvers, and 1 was bronze. He worked as a cargo manager for the Norwegian Railway Company NSB as well.
Morris “Bud” Fisher was born on 4 May 1890 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States. He was a Navy shooting instructor and took part in 300–800 m rifle events at the 1920, 1924 Summer Olympics, and 1948 Olympics. He bagged five golds for the United States and also used airsoft equipment like airsoft guns in the UK. He died on 23 May 1968.
Einar Liberg was born on 16 October 1873. His birthplace was in Oslo, Norway. He took part in the 4 Olympics. He participated in London Olympics 1908, Stockholm Olympics 1912, Antwerp Olympic 1920, and Paris Olympics in 1924. He won a total of seven medals for his country. Four golds, two silvers, and one bronze. He died on September 11 in 1955.
Jin Jong-oh is a South Korean shooting athlete. He was born on 24 September 1979 in Chuncheon, Gangwon. He has taken part in four Olympics so far – the 2004 Olympic Games, 2008 Olympic Games, 2012 Olympic, and 2016 Summer Olympics. He has won seven medals of which four are golds and 2 are silvers. He is the only shooting athlete in Olympic history that has bagged four golds as an individual shooter.
Lloyd Spencer Spooner was born on 6 October 1884 in Tacoma, Washington, United States. Lloyd was part American Olympic team of 1920, and he bagged 7 medals for his nation. Out of 7, 4 were golds, 1 was silver, and 2 were bronzes. However, six were team medals, but one was the individual medal. He won 1 bronze as an individual participant. He died on 20 December 1966.
Alfred “Alf” Gomer Swahn was born on 20 August, 1879 in Uddevalla, Sweden. He was part of the Swedish Olympic teams for Olympic 1908, 1912, 1920, and 1924 Summer Olympics. He brought a total of 9 medals to his country three of them were golds, three were silvers, and three were bronzes. An interesting fact about him is that his father was also a shooter and he competed with him for medals at the 1908, 1912, and 1920 Olympics. He died on 16 March 1931.