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Bert Oldershaw

Full name: Bertram "Bert" Oldershaw
Gender: Male
Born: November 10, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 28, 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Island Canoe Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Father of Dean Oldershaw; Father of Reed Oldershaw; Father of Scott Oldershaw; Grandfather of Mark Oldershaw.

Biography

Bert Oldershaw began canoeing in 1939 with the Toronto Island Canoe Club. After his three Olympic participations, he founded the Mississauga Canoe Club in 1957. Three of his sons, Dean, Reed, and Scott also competed at the Olympics in canoeing, and in 2001, his grandson, Mark, won two gold medals at the World Junior Canoe Championships in Brazil. During World War II Oldershaw worked as a tool machine designer, assembling anti-submarine devices. He later had a career in creative sales and promotion. He later began a hobby as an artist, designing artwork from flotsam he found washed up on a Lake Ontario beach. He also worked on restoring the Burlington Canal lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's cottage.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres Canada CAN 5
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Canada CAN 9
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Canada CAN 7

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Canoeing Canada Final Round 9 4:26.5
1952 Summer 30 Helsinki Canoeing Canada Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:30.7

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Canoeing Canada CAN Bill Collins Final Round 1956-12-01 5:11.0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Canoeing Canada CAN Bill Collins Round One Heat Two 1956-12-01 5:08.9

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1948 Summer 26 London Canoeing Canada CAN Bill Stevenson Final Standings 1948-08-11 59:48.4
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