Lynn Eves

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranklin James "Lynn"•Eves
Used nameLynn•Eves
Born12 March 1942 in Victoria, British Columbia (CAN)
Died2 October 2023 in San Tan Valley, Arizona (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
NOC Canada


Canadian sprinter Franklin James “Lynn” Eves grew up in Victoria, British Colombia where he ran for his school and YMCA track team. Eves ran at the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago and a year later at the Canadian Olympic trials he tied the world record for the 100 metres. Later the same year, while still only 18-years-old, he ran in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1960 Roma Olympics.

After the Olympics Eves attended Oregon State University on a scholarship and represented Canada at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Australia. He was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 220 yards and in the quarter-finals of the 100 yards, and finished sixth with the 4×440 yards relay team (with Don Bertoia, George Shepherd, and Bill Crothers). While at Oregon State Eves set several school records and became a two-time Northern Division champion.

Following his retirement from athletics Eves worked for Safeco Insurance before starting his own insurance agency. He retired from insurance in 2007 and moved to Arizona.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1960); 200 – 20.9y (1961).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics CAN Lynn Eves
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h3 r1/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h10 r1/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Canada 4 h1 r2/3