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Bob Lymburne

Full name: Robert Samuel "Bob" Lymburne
Gender: Male
Born: July 30, 1909 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Revelstoke Ski Club, Revelstoke (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Ski Jumping


Bob Lymburne was born in Ontario but his family moved to Revelstoke, British Columbia when he was only 2-years-old. As a teenager he built a ski jump on the family farm, and later used the jump on Mount Revelstoke, where he jumped a Canadian record 287 feet (87.5 m) in 1933. He also cross-country skied, skiing to the summit of Mount Begbie, the most prominent mountain seen from Revelstoke, in nine hours in 1932. Lymburne worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a fireman. But after the Lake Placid Olympics, in February 1935, he sustained a serious concussion while jumping on Mount Revelstoke that ended his ski jump career. He continued to work but was never again the same mentally. He liked to walk in the woods and one day, presumably in late 1935 or 1936, he wandered off into the woods and was never seen again.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Canada CAN 19

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Canada Final Standings 19 192.1
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Canada Jump 1 13 98.6 58.0 50.1 48.5 17.0 15.5 16.0
1932 Winter 22 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Canada Jump 2 22T 93.5 51.0 45.0 48.5 17.0 15.0 16.5
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