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. He has gone on to be national champion in the 10m air pistol in 2009 and 2014 as well as national champion in the 50m pistol in 2010, 2011 and 2014. 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.
Family: Parents Raymond and Madeleine Hynes… Older brother John… Wife Heather… Son Ryan (born November 2008)… 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
CWG: 2014 – 14th (50m pistol)
CAT: 2014 – 26th (10m air pistol); 2010 – 21st (10m air pistol)