Full name: Rosslyn Legier "Ross" Robinson
Born: December 6, 1906 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 22, 1992 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Toronto (CAN)
Sport: Speed Skating
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 womenâs 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 â 45.9 (1928); 1500 â 2:29.7 (1928); 5000 â 9:38.9 (1928).
|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|
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Canada||Final Standings||14||45.9|
|1928 Winter||21||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Canada||Final Standings||17||2:32.3|
|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|