The Greatest Shooter at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Shooter of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female shooter from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance, using data from all Olympics including the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The best all-time performing Shooter at the Olympic Games is Carl Osburn from the USA. He won 11 medals between 1912–1924. The highest ranked female shooter is Kim Rhode from the USA, with three golds. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Athletes From Shooting

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Shooting for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Shooting at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
medals
rating
1 Carl Osburn USA M 5 4 2 11 40
2 Willis A. Lee USA M 5 1 1 7 33
3 Ole Lilloe-Olsen Norway M 5 1 0 6 32
=4 Alfred Lane USA M 5 0 1 6 31
=4 Otto Olsen Norway M 4 3 1 8 31
6 Morris Fisher USA M 5 0 0 5 30
7 Einar Liberg Norway M 4 2 1 7 29
=8 Jin Jong-oh South Korea M 4 2 0 6 28
=8 Lloyd Spooner USA M 4 1 2 7 28

notes: initial data from Wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 4 gold medals, including results from 2021). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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