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Donald Stockton

Full name: Donald Parker Stockton
Gender: Male
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: February 22, 1904 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: June 16, 1978 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Verdun Athletic Club, Verdun (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Don Stockton took up wrestling at the Verdun Athletic Club and, in 1924, was selected to represent Canada at that year’s Summer Olympics, where he finished joint-fifth in the welterweight division. Shortly after the Games he moved up to the middleweight category and attended the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics. In the former he defeated Great Britain’s Sam Rabin in the quarterfinals before losing to Ernst Kyburz of Switzerland in the semifinals. When Kyburz won the gold medal, Stockton, by virtue of having lost to Kyburz, was given an opportunity to earn silver, which he accomplished by besting Anton Praeg of South Africa. At the 1932 edition he lost his first two bouts against Sumiyuki Kotani of Japan and Émile Poilvé of France and was eliminated from the tournament. During this era he also played rugby, but turned professional in wrestling in 1933 and later worked as a coach, referee, and judge. He was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1953.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle Canada CAN 5T
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Canada CAN 2 Silver
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Canada CAN AC

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-13 Lookabaugh (USA) fall, Stockton (CAN)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-12 Stockton (CAN) decision, Bacon (GBR)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #1 AC 1924-07-11 Stockton (CAN)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling Canada CAN 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-14 Müller (SUI) decision, Stockton (CAN)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Wrestling Canada CAN 3rd-Place Quarter-Finals Match #4 AC 1924-07-14 Stockton (CAN)

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1928-07-31 Kyburz (SUI) , Stockton (CAN)
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1928-07-30 Stockton (CAN) , Rabin (GBR)
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #4 AC 1928-07-30 Stockton (CAN)
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Wrestling Canada CAN 2nd-Place Tournament Match #2 1 1928-08-01 Stockton (CAN) , Praeg (RSA)
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Final Standings AC 1932-08-01 Eliminated r2/4 6
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two 7 1932-08-02 6
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Round Two Match #2 2 1932-08-02 Poilvé (FRA) fall (4:22), Stockton (CAN) 3
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Round One 6T 1932-08-01 3
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Wrestling Canada CAN Round One Match #2 2 1932-08-01 Kotani (JPN) fall (3:19), Stockton (CAN) 3