Ken Glass

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKenneth Gilbert "Ken"•Glass
Used nameKen•Glass
Born24 July 1913 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
Died17 January 1961 in Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
AffiliationsRoyal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN)
NOC Canada


As a member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Ken Glass was selected, alongside Gard Boultbee, Philip Rogers, and Gerald Wilson, to represent Canada in the 6 metre class at the 1932 Summer Olympics. There they lost the first four races and, with no hope of catching up, dropped out of the last two. As there were only three nations competing, however, the Canadians took home a bronze medal. Glass graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1939, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He then served in World War II with the Royal Canadian Navy prior to entering the light metals industry of Vancouver in 1946, eventually becoming president of Major Aluminum and Western Magnesium. He remained active in sailing throughout his life and was Commodore of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club from 1953 through 1954.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN Ken Glass
6 metres, Open (Olympic) Caprice 3 Bronze