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William Barnes

Full name: Thomas William Barnes
Gender: Male
Born: March 5, 1876 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 16, 1925 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Father of Rolph Barnes.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


A national competitor since the 1900s and the Canadian champion in 1913, William Barnes was selected to represent Canada in trap shooting at the 1924 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the team event alongside [George Beattie], [John Black], [James Montgomery], [Samuel Newton], and [Samuel Vance]. This team also came in third at that year’s British Championships. By career he was a contractor, having inherited a quarrying business from his father, Thomas William, Sr., in 1901, and added contracting and excavating to its operations, in addition to expanding its holdings and properties. He died in 1925, just under a year and half after earning his Olympic medal, and the business passed to his son [Rolph], who had competed in the 1,500 metres at the same Olympics as his father. The company was eventually acquired by Opta Minerals Inc.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 48 Paris Shooting Men's Trap, Team Canada CAN 2 Silver non-scoring

Men's Trap, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1924 Summer 48 Paris Shooting Canada CAN Final Standings 2 non-scoring 360 85
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