Thomas Scott (archer)

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Thomas Scott
Born
Thomas Foster Scott

(1833-01-03)January 3, 1833
Warren, Ohio, United States
DiedJune 23, 1911(1911-06-23) (aged 78)
Norwood, Ohio, United States
Children Matilda Howell

Thomas Foster Scott (January 3, 1833 - June 23, 1911) was an American archer who competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics. Born in Warren, Ohio, Scott competed in the men's double American round and the men's double York round, but did not win any medals. Scott, who competed in the events at the age of 71 years and 260 days, was the oldest person to compete in an archery event at the Olympics. He died six years later, in Norwood, Ohio. Scott's daughter, Matilda Howell, was also an Olympic archer who won three gold medals.

1904 Summer Olympics Games of the III Olympiad, celebrated in Saint Louis (United States) in 1904

The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, United States from August 29 until September 3, 1904, as part of an extended sports program lasting from July 1 to November 23, 1904, at what is now known as Francis Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. It was the first time that the Olympic Games were held outside Europe.

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Biography and career

He was born Thomas Foster Scott in Warren, Ohio on January 3, 1833. [1] Later, Scott appeared as a competitor for the United States at the 1904 Summer Olympics, representing the Cincinnati Archers and competing in both the men's double York round and the men's double American round. [2] [3] The events were both held on September 19, 1904. [2] [3] In the men's double American round, Scott was one of 22 competitors. He ranked in seventeenth place with a score of 562, hitting 135 targets across three phases, 40 yards, 50 yards, and 60 yards. [3] The men's double York round, where Scott was one of sixteen competitors, saw him rank in thirteenth place, having accumulated a score of 375, having managed to hit 99 targets again across three phases, this time 60 yards, 80 yards, and 100 yards. [2]

Warren, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Warren is a city in and the county seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio, approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Youngstown and 15 miles (24 km) west of the Pennsylvania border.

Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Mens double York round

The men's double York round event was part of the archery programme at the 1904 Summer Olympics. A York round consisted of 72 arrows shot at 100 yards, 48 arrows shot at 80 yards, and 24 arrows shot at 60 yards. The total number of arrows for a double round was 288. The competition was held on Tuesday, 20 September 1904.

Archery at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Mens double American round

The men's double American round event was part of the archery programme at the 1904 Summer Olympics. An American round consisted of 30 arrows at each of 60, 50, and 40 yard distances. The total number of arrows for the double round was 180. The competition was held on Monday, 19 September 1904.

Scott became the oldest archer to appear in the Olympics, participating at the age of 71 years, 260 days. As of 2013, he is still the oldest. [4] He had a daughter, Matilda Howell, born in 1859. Howell was also an archer and also competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics, where she won three gold medals. [5] Scott died in Norwood, Ohio, on June 23, 1911, six years after his Olympic appearance. [1]

Norwood, Ohio City in Ohio, United States

Norwood is the second most populous city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, and an enclave of the larger city of Cincinnati. The population was 19,207 at the 2010 census. Originally settled as an early suburb of Cincinnati in the wooded countryside north of the city, the area is characterized by older homes and tree-lined streets.

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Archery at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's Double York Round". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 "Archery at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games: Men's Double American Round". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  4. "Archery". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
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