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Gordon Audley

Full name: Gordon Vernon Audley
Gender: Male
Born: April 20, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Affiliations: WSSC, Winnipeg (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Speed skater Gordon Audley won his first competition at the age of 10 and set Manitoba records in the 110y and 220y events. In 1944 he won the Manitoba Open Championship in the Junior Division and began branching outside of his home province after breaking the Manitoba Intermediate record in 1945. That same year, he won meets in Saskatchewan and Detroit, Michigan before taking the Canadian Championships, the Manitoba Closed and Open and placing second overall in the North American Outdoor Championships. From 1947 through 1957 he won the senior division of the Manitoba Championships five times and placed second twice, as well as placing second in the Canadian Championships three times. He also participated in three Olympic Winter Games, his most notable being in 1952 where he was the Canadian flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremonies and took bronze in the 500m event (Canada’s only individual medal at these games), sharing the honor with Arne Johansen of Norway. After winning his final Manitoba Championship, he retired from the sport, moved to California and was an official at the 1960 Winter Olympics. He has remained athletically active up to his 80th birthday and is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (inducted in 1988) and the Canadian Speed Skating Association Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.2 (1956); 1500 – 2:24.7 (1956); 5000 – 9:55.4 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 17T
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 32T
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 3T Bronze
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 25T
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 53

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 17T 45.3
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 3T 44.0
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 25T 43.2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 32T 2:30.0 30 1:09 1:48
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 53 2:26.1 29.0 1:04.1 1:44.0
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