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{A51} Gordon Vernon Audley

Gordon Vernon Audley

Bronze Medal Olympic Speed Skater

(1928 to 2012)

 

   1928   born 20th April
   1939   at the age of 10 won his first speed skating competition, setting Manitoba records in both the 110 and 220 yard events
   1944   won the Junior Division in the Manitoba Open Championship
   1945  

broke the Manitoba Intermediate record

     

won the Saskatchewan Indoor Championships

     

won an invitation meeting in Detroit, Michigan

   1946  

won the Canadian Championship

      won the Manitoba Open and Closed (Intermediate class)
      second place in the North American Outdoor Championships
   1947   second place in the Manitoba Championships (Senior Class)
     

second place in the Canadian Championships (Senior Class)

   1948  

represented Canada in the Olympics in St Moritz

      he was placed 17th out of 42 skaters from 15 nations in the 500 metres speed skating event that took place on Saturday 31st January. His time was 45.3 seconds against a winning time of 43.1 seconds
      he was placed 32nd out of 45 skaters from 14 nations in the 1500 metres speed skating event that took place on Monday 2nd February. His time was 2 minutes 30 seconds against a winning time of 2 minutes 17.7 seconds.
       He Married Grace Collen Mackenzie in July in Winnipeg
   1949   second place in the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)
     

second place in the Canadian Championships (Senior Class)

   1950  

won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

   1951  

second place in the Canadian Championships (Senior Class)

   1952  

won the 500 metre Olympic Trial

     

carried the flag for Canada at the opening ceremony of the Oslo Olympic Games

     

won a bronze medal in the 500 metres speedskating Olympic Event (the only individual medal won by Canada). The event took place on Saturday February 16th and involved 41 skaters from 14 nations. His time was 44.0 seconds against a winning time of 43.2 seconds.

   1953  

he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

     

 birth of his daughter Karey

  1954  

he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

  1955  

 he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

  1956  

Represented Canada in the in the Olympic Games at Cortina, Italy

     

He was placed 25th in the 500metre speed skating event that took place on Saturday 28th January involved 47 skaters from 17 nations. His time was 43.2 seconds against a winning time of 40.2 seconds (this winning time equalled the world record)

     

He was placed 53rd in the 1500 metre speed skating event event that took place on Monday 30th January involving 54 skaters from 18 nations. His time was 2 minutes 26.1 seconds against a winning time of 2 minutes 8.6 seconds (a new world record)

  1957  

he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

     

he moved with his Wife, Grace Colleen to California

     

 Birth of his son Rocky

  1960  

served as an official in the Squaw Valley, California, USA Olympic Games

  1988  

Made a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

   2012  

Passed away on the 1st October 2012m, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange County California on 12th October 2012 

     

 

     

 Information base on Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

 

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