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Archie Stinchcombe

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameArchibald "Archie"•Stinchcombe
Used nameArchie•Stinchcombe
Born17 November 1912 in Cudworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England (GBR)
Died3 November 1994 in Nottingham, Nottingham, England (GBR)
Measurements178 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsStreatham, Streatham (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

Archie Stinchcombe went to Canada when he was six months old and later played hockey at all levels in Ontario. After playing with Mic-Macs, the Ontario Hockey Association champion, Stinchcombe returned to England to join Streatham and after only a few weeks in the English League he was chosen for the 1936 Olympic team. At the Olympics, Stinchcombe played in six of the seven matches and was later a member of the British team that won the European title in 1937 and 1938. Despite losing the sight of one eye in a hockey accident as a child, he enjoyed a long and successful playing career. After leaving Streatham he played for Nottingham Panthers and Wembley Lions and captained the British team at the 1948 Olympics before closing his career as a coach at Nottingham. During the war, Stinchcombe worked in bomber construction and later entered the engineering business.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Great Britain 5 Representing Great Britain    

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