Enoch Jenkins

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEnoch•Jenkins
Used nameEnoch•Jenkins
Born6 November 1892 in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales (GBR)
Died4 January 1984 in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Welsh-born Enoch Jenkins was an excellent trap shooter and enjoyed a long career that saw him representing his country into his late-50s. His first major titles came in 1923 when he won both the National Rifle Association (NRA) Clay-Bird Championship gold Medal at Bisley and the British Open Clay Pigeon Championship at Gleneagles. Having represented Great Britain at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, he made a third appearance in 1952 at the age of 59.

Other achievements for Jenkins included finishing fourth in the 1935 World Clay Pigeon Championships, and the following year winning the German Clay Pigeon Championships in Berlin. In 1937 Jenkins helped Wales win the British Clay Pigeon Championship, when he was also the competition’s highest scorer. That same year he was honoured with a silver badge of life membership to the Welsh Clay Pigeon Association in honour of his achievements.

A boilermaker by trade, Jenkins once had a remarkable run of 88 consecutive hits at Bisley, and in 1948 he was the top scorer with 99 out of 100 in the match between England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. He was 55-years-of-age at the time. Jenkins’ wife Florence was also an excellent shot, and was a former British champion. Jenkins was the great uncle of Welsh rugby legend Neil Jenkins, the first man to score 1,000 points in international rugby.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Enoch Jenkins
Trap, Men (Olympic) AC
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Enoch Jenkins
Trap, Men (Olympic) =11
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 8
1952 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Enoch Jenkins
Trap, Men (Olympic) 14