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Stan Glover

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameStanley Brooks "Stan"•Glover
Used nameStan•Glover
Born18 April 1908 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England (GBR)
Died23 February 1964 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (CAN)
AffiliationsEdmonton
NOC Canada

Biography

England-born Stan Glover immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at a young age but, at five-years-old, found himself living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. By the time his education had progressed to the Saskatoon Collegiate Institute (now known as Nutana Collegiate) he had already made a name for himself as both a rifle marksman and a track and field athlete in the province. After his graduation he went national in the latter sport and quickly found his first success at this level by winning the 440 yard event at the 1925 Canadian Championships. He remained successful over the next three years and finished second in the 440 yard event at the 1928 Canadian Olympic Trials (behind Jimmy Ball), which earned him a position on the mile relay team. Despite being plagued by rain and poor shoes, Glover and the Canadian quartet not only took home the bronze medal, but bested the previous world record by 4/5ths of a second. Glover continued to compete internationally and, at the 1930 British Empire Games, he won a silver medal in the relay event alongside Ball, Alex Wilson, and the non-Olympian Art Scott. He also raced in the 440 yard event, but was eliminated in the heats. After his athletic career ended in 1932 he remained athletically active in curling and skipped a rink to victory at the 1943 Northern Saskatchewan Championship. He curled for the remainder of his life, with his final game coming just hours before his death in 1964. He was made a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1992.

Personal Best: 400 - 49.6y (1932).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics CAN Stan Glover
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Canada 3 Bronze

Special Notes

Errata

Previously recorded birth details (21 June 1906 in Edmonton, Alberta (CAN)) are not correct according to the family.