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Stuart Laidlaw

Full name: Stuart Ralston Laidlaw
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: March 2, 1877 in Havelock, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 22, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Shamrock Lacrosse Team, Winnipeg (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Lacrosse

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to excelling as a track and field athlete and football player, Stuart Laidlaw began playing lacrosse while attending Wesley College in Winnipeg for law and captained the team during his final year, which was during the squad’s premier era. He opened up his own firm, Taylor & Laidlaw, after graduation, but remained active in the sport for many years thereafter with the Winnipeg Vics. He eventually switched teams, however, and in 1903 he was a member of the Provincial Championship-winning Shamrock Lacrosse Team that attended the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. There they competed in a tournament that would later be considered a medal event for the 1904 Summer Olympics. The Shamrocks were the superior squad and they defeated the St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association’s team 8-2 in the final, easily securing the gold. Afterwards he served for many years as a barrister, bailiff, and legal advisor to county court before retiring to Vancouver, where he died in 1960. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, along with the rest of his gold medal-winning team, in 2004.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 27 St. Louis Lacrosse Men's Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN 1 Gold

Men's Lacrosse

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 27 St. Louis Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1904-07-07 Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 8, St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association 2 8
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