Oscar SWAHN

Sweden SWE

Shooting

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    1 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1908
  • Year of Birth
    1847
Olympic Results

Biography

Oscar SWAHN

Oscar Swahn remarkably won his first Olympic gold medal aged 60 then competed in two further Olympic Games.

Late debut

Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn was already 60 years old when he won his first Olympic gold medal in 1908. He won the running deer single-shot event and took a second gold the next day in the team event. Swahn also earned a bronze medal in the running deer double-shot contest.

Further success

At the 1912 Stockholm Games, Swahn placed fifth in the individual single-shot event, but then won a bronze in the double-shot and agold in the team single-shot.

Oldest Olympian

After World War I, Swahn returned to the Olympic Games at the age of 72. This made him the oldest-ever competing Olympian. His age did not affect his performances. He won a silver medal in the running deer double-shot team event and also competed in the individual and team single-shot contests.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

#=7
Running Target, Single Shot
Running Target, Single Shot Shooting
#4
Running Target, Single Shot, Team
Running Target, Single Shot, Team Shooting
S
Running Target, Double Shot, Team
Running Target, Double Shot, Team Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

#5
Running Target, Single Shot
Running Target, Single Shot Shooting
B
Running Target, Double Shot
Running Target, Double Shot Shooting
#57
Trap
Trap Shooting
G
Running Target, Single Shot, Team
Running Target, Single Shot, Team Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

G
Running Target, Single Shot
Running Target, Single Shot Shooting
B
Running Target, Double Shot
Running Target, Double Shot Shooting
G
Running Target, Single Shot, Team
Running Target, Single Shot, Team Shooting