Glyn Hopkins

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGlyn T.•Hopkins
Used nameGlyn•Hopkins
Born1 October 1928 in Pontypridd, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsSwansea YMCA, Swansea (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Glyn Hopkins followed in his father’s footsteps, and became a gymnast with the famous Swansea YMCA. He was originally coached at the Sketty Olympic Club by the 10-times British champion Arthur Whitford. Hopkins was part of the Swansea team that won the first post-War British team championship in 1947. Swansea would win the title in three more consecutive years - 1948-50.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Glyn Hopkins
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 111
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 12
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =103
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 106
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 111
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 117
Rings, Men (Olympic) 108
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 94