Alfred Lane

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Lane in 1912
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Lane in 1912
Lane giving shooting lesson to New York City police, 1914

Alfred Page Lane (September 26, 1891 – October 1965) was an American sports shooter who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics and in the 1920 Summer Olympics. He is a five-time Olympic Champion, and is the first of five shooters to have won two Olympic individual gold medals.


He was born on September 26, 1891 in New York City to Frederic Henry Lane and Louise Abbott Mosely.

In addition to his three gold medals in 1912 he finished fourth in the 30 metre military pistol team event.

In 1920 he won again three medals and competed also in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event. He died in 1965.


His 5 gold medals and 1 bronze medal are currently on loan from his family and on display at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. He was inducted into the United States International Shooters Hall of Fame in 1991.

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