Tom Griffin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameThomas Sydney "Tom"•Griffin
Used nameTom•Griffin
Born19 February 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
Died19 December 1950 in Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
AffiliationsGlebe, Glebe (AUS)
NOC Australasia
Nationality Australia

Biography

Tom Griffin was a hooker who was capped 42 times for Australia between 1907-12, six of them Test matches. He also earned 35 caps for New South Wales in that period. He was selected for the Australian side that toured the British Isles and France in 1908-09, where he played in the 1908 London Olympics, winning a gold medal. After returning to Australia, many of the Wallabies moved on to professional rugby league, but Griffin stayed with rugby union. He played against the Maoris in 1910 when they toured Australia, and also toured the USA and Canada in 1911. He later became a selector for the 1927-28 Waratahs.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Rugby (Rugby) ANZ AUS Tom Griffin
Rugby, Men (Olympic) Australasia 1 Gold