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Willy Logan

Full name: William Frederick "Willy" Logan
Gender: Male
Born: March 15, 1907 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: November 6, 1955 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Affiliations: Saint John
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Although he competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics, speed skater William "Willy" Logan was paid little attention at the time, as most Canadians were focused on champion skater Charlie Gorman as the best hope for a skating medal in those games. It was only in 1932, after Gorman had retired, that Logan rose to prominence and he did so in a big way, claiming two bronze medals, one in the 1500 m and another in the 5000 m, at the Winter Olympics that year as captain of the Canadian Olympic Speed Skating Team. In doing so, he became the first person from New Brunswick to win an Olympic medal. Over his career, which began in 1919, he also won six Maritime Championships, the Canadian Junior Championships twice (in 1921 and 1922) and one Canadian intermediate (1925) and senior (1934) indoor title. Internationally, he also took the United States intermediate indoor title in 1923. He retired after winning his final Maritime Championship in 1936. In 1975, he was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.2 (1928); 1500 – 2:35.6 (1928); 5000 – 9:58.3 (1928); 10000 – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 11T
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 21
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 29
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 5
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Canada CAN 5 h2 r1/2

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 11T 45.2
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Final Round 5
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat 2 2 Q

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 21 2:35.6
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Final Round 3
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat 2 2 Q

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 29 10:10.3 1:07.0 1:50.0 2:36.0 3:23.8 4:13.0 5:04.0 5:56.0 6:48.0 7:40.0 8:31.0 9:22.0
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Final Round 3
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat 2 3 Q

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat 2 5
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Speed Skating Canada Original Round One Heat 2 AC