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John Ekels

Full name: John Ekels
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: December 2, 1940 in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
Affiliations: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A lifelong member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, John Ekels joined with Paul Côté and Dave Miller in 1969 to compete internationally in sailing’s Soling Class. Together they were selected to represent Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics by winning all eight of the races at the national trials and, at the Games, they captured a bronze medal behind the Americans and the Swedes. The trio then won the 1973 North American Championships before splitting up due to Miller’s retirement from active competition. Ekels was inducted, along with the other members of his bronze medal-winning team, into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Final Standings 1972-08-29 47.1 68.1
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Race One 1972-08-29 5.7 3-19:54
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Two 1972-08-30 5.7
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Three 1972-08-31 14.0 2-19:52
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Four 1972-09-01 5.7 2-02:29
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Five 1972-09-04 16.0 2-15:53
1972 Summer 31 München Sailing Canada CAN Race Six 1972-09-08 21.0 2-35:24