George Barnes

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge•Barnes
Used nameGeorge•Barnes
Born1849
Died25 January 1934
NOC Great Britain

Biography

The bronze medal won by George Barnes at the 1908 Olympics was unquestionably the highlight of his shooting career. He appeared at Bisley several times at the turn of the century and, despite not winning the main prize, the King’s Trophy, he fared well in both 1908 and 1909. In the former year he was just two points behind the leader after the first round and, the following year, he reached the final 100. Barnes had earlier served with the 1st Middlesex Regiment.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR George Barnes
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze