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Sid Hinds

Full name: Sidney Rae "Sid" Hinds
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Born: May 14, 1900 in Newton, Illinois, United States
Died: February 17, 1991 in San Antonio, Texas, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Lt. Sid Hinds got the 1924 free rifle team off to a great start by shooting a 50 x 50 possible on his first string. This was done despite the fact that before the Games, at an international meeting in Rheims, France, Hinds had been shooting next to a Belgian who was constantly bickering with the officials. During one argument he knocked over his rifle and shot Hinds in the foot. Because of this, after his possible on the first string, U.S. team captain "Tubby" Waller threatened to shoot Hinds in the other foot. Hinds became a career army officer, eventually reaching the rank of brigadier general before his retirement in 1947 due to war wounds. He had served in World War II in eight campaigns and three invasions and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, four Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars, four Army Citations, and a Purple Heart.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Shooting Men's Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Free Rifle, 400, 600 and 800 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 23 Paris Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1 676 131