Mark Hynes is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who served a tour of Bosnia in 1994-95 and two tours of Afghanistan. As a competitive shooter, he has attended at the World Military Championships. Early in his shooting career he won a bronze medal at the 1991 Canada Games. Since 2009, he has won multiple national titles amongst his approximately 30 open class medals at the Canadian championships. He competed in an ISSF-sanctioned event for the first time in 2010 at the Continental American Championships. He made his ISSF World Cup debut a year later. In 2014 Hynes competed at his first major Games, appearing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He was a member of Team Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MARK
Getting into the Sport: Started shooting at age 13… His RCMP officer father got him involved in the sport and was his coach when he won team bronze at the 1991 Canada Games and individual bronze at the 1991 Canadian championships… Outside Interests: Earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology… Enjoys fitness, reading… Infantry Captain in the Canadian Forces… Supports World Vision… Odds and Ends: Inspired by 1984 Olympic champion Linda Thom… Puts on a talk radio station while training and tries to tune out the sound when shooting to help him deal with distractions…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2015 – 12th (50m pistol), 25th (10m air pistol)
Commonwealth Games: 2014 – 14th (50m pistol)
Continental American Championships: 2014 – 26th (10m air pistol); 2010 – 21st (10m air pistol), SILVER (team pistol)