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Ross Robinson

Full name: Rosslyn Legier "Ross" Robinson
Gender: Male
Born: December 6, 1906 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 22, 1992 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Canadian Ross Robinson beat the previously dominant US skaters to become the North American Outdoor Champion of 1930. He also set world records in the long non-metric distances. His elder sister Gladys was even more successful being the first ever international North-American champion in the women’s speed skating in 1921 and again in 1922 and 1923. She died in 1934 at the age of only 32. In August 1936, Robinson was the only survivor, when his boat capsized in heavy winds on Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. All four other passengers drowned including his sister Henrietta and a brother-in law.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.9 (1928); 1500 – 2:29.7 (1928); 5000 – 9:38.9 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 14
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 17
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 22

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 14 45.9

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 17 2:32.3

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 21 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 22 9:38.9 1:07.0 1:51.3 2:35.4 3:20.3 4:06.0 4:52.0 5:38.4 6:26.2 7:15.0 8:04.0 8:52.2
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