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Ross Martin

Full name: Ross Martin
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: May 16, 1943 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia
Died: July 2, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Husband of Toy Dorgan; Father of Boyd Martin.

Biography

Ross Martin was only the fourth Australian to compete at the Olympic Winter Games in cross-country skiing, which he did in 1968. In 1951, his father had begun an educational institution called Dominie, which supplied textbooks and school supplies in the northern beaches area of New South Wales, and Martin took over that business when his father retired in the early 1970s. Ross Martin was an avid sportsman, practising cycling, triathlons, and continuing to ski throughout his life. He died in a cycling accident while on a ride with the Hunter Valley Veterans’ Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Australia AUS 60
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Australia AUS 60

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Australia Final Standings 60 58:00.2 20:37.6 60 42:30.2 60

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Australia Final Standings 60 1-55:17.3 37:53.2 60 1-21:20.7 60