Arthur Rothrock

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Arthur Rothrock medal table

Sport shooting

United StatesUnited States United States
Olympic Summer Games
silver Antwerp 1920 Small bore 50 m
gold Antwerp 1920 Small bore 50 m (M)
World championships
gold Lyon 1921 Free rifle three position (M)

Arthur Dale Rothrock (born December 17, 1886 in Hancock County , † June 28, 1938 in Ada ) was an American sports marksman .


Arthur Rothrock became national champion in the free rifle discipline in 1908 . In 1920 he took part in the Olympic Games in Antwerp , where he missed a front placement with the army rifle over 300 m, while he achieved second place with the small bore rifle over 50 m. With 386 points he stayed five points behind Lawrence Nuesslein and thus won the silver medal. In the team competition with the small bore rifle, he became Olympic champion together with Dennis Fenton , Willis A. Lee , Oliver Schriver and Lawrence Nuesslein . The following year he was also world champion in a three-position fight with the free rifle in Lyon .

Rothrock graduated from Ohio Northern University . During the First World War he worked as an instructor at the rifle school in Camp Perry . A few days before his retirement from active service, Rothrock died on June 28, 1938. He last held the rank of captain .

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