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Matt Hynes

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMathias "Matt"•Hynes
Used nameMatt•Hynes
Born21 January 1883 in Gortmore, Killanin (IRL)
Died9 March 1926 in Lambeth, Greater London, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland

Biography

Before joining the police force in England, Matt Hynes served with the Royal Irish Constabulary and was a member of the Ballyshannon district tug-of-war team. He was in the City of London team that won the silver medal for Great Britain at the 1912 Olympics. The following year, when serving with K Division of the Metropolitan Police, he helped London win the British Police Tug-of-War Championship.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1912 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR IRL Matt Hynes
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver