John Paine competed at the first modern Olympics alongside his older brother Sumner Paine (the next slide). Both competed in shooting. They were disqualified in the rapid-fire pistol event because they didn’t have the right caliber pistols. However, John won the 25-meter military pistol event.
According to the Team USA website, John was supposed to compete in the 30-meter free pistol event but withdrew. “It is said that he and his brother agreed that whoever won an event first would then drop out of the next event.”