Sports Wall of Fame

Singleton, Gord

Singleton, Gord
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Gord began his amateur cycling career in 1975. In 1978 he participated in the Commonwealth games in Edmonton, Alberta and returned home with a gold and bronze medal.

In the years to come, Gord rose to international stardom. In 1979, he won 2 gold medals at the Pan-American Games in Puerto Rico.

In 1980, Gord broke and set 3 new world records for the 200 meter, 500 meter and 1,000 meter all in the same day - October 10, 1980.

In 1982, Gord captured the world cycling championship and was the first Canadian ever to do so, bringing recognition to Canadian cycling and Niagara Falls. In 1986, Gord was presented with the Prestigious Order of Canada Award. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Gord Singleton  Gord Singleton
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Title Gord Singleton Athlete Cycling
Description  colour digital image courtesy Canadian Olympic Committee ;
Notes  Image may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. Contact Canadian Olympic Committee for further details ;
Date  1976.
 
 
Gord Singleton  Gord Singleton
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Gord Singleton Athlete Cycling
Description  Black & white digital image courtesy Canadian Olympic Committee ;
Notes  Image may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. Contact Canadian Olympic Committee for further details ; Chosen for the cycling team but did not compete in the boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics
Date  1980.
 
 
 
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