The typical route to the podium is from the back.

A pair of rapid fire pistol shooters took another route, going around the podium and stepping up from the front.

The reason: Sportsmanship.

Silver medalist Jean Quiquampoix of France did it first, stepping around the podium after his name instead of climbing the podium. He walked around the front and went to shake the hand of bronze medalist Li Yuehong of China.

Quiquampoix then stepped up to the podium from the front and turned around to receive his medal.

Gold medalist Christian Reitz of Germany followed suit, stepping off to shake the hands of the other two medalists before approaching the podium from the front to recieve his medal.

"It was the gentlemanly thing to do," Reitz said.