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Willy Logan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Frederick "Willy"•Logan
Used nameWilly•Logan
Born15 March 1907 in Saint John, New Brunswick (CAN)
Died6 November 1955 in Sackville, New Brunswick (CAN)
AffiliationsSaint John
NOC(s) Canada

Biography

Although he competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics, speed skater William “Willy” Logan was paid little attention at the time, as most Canadians were focused on champion skater Charlie Gorman as the best hope for a skating medal in those games. It was only in 1932, after Gorman had retired, that Logan rose to prominence and he did so in a big way, claiming two bronze medals, one in the 1500 m and another in the 5000 m, at the Winter Olympics that year as captain of the Canadian Olympic Speed Skating Team. In doing so, he became the first person from New Brunswick to win an Olympic medal. Over his career, which began in 1919, he also won six Maritime Championships, the Canadian Junior Championships twice (in 1921 and 1922) and one Canadian intermediate (1925) and senior (1934) indoor title. Internationally, he also took the United States intermediate indoor title in 1923. He retired after winning his final Maritime Championship in 1936. In 1975, he was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.2 (1928); 1500 – 2:35.6 (1928); 5000 – 9:58.3 (1928); 10000 – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic =11 Representing Canada    
  1,500 metres, Men Olympic 21
  5,000 metres, Men Olympic 29
1932 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic 5 Representing Canada    
  1,500 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  5,000 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic 5 h2 r1/2