Bob Lymburne

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Samuel "Bob"•Lymburne
Used nameBob•Lymburne
Born30 July 1909 in Fort William, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsRevelstoke Ski Club, Revelstoke (CAN)
NOC Canada


Bob Lymburne was born in Ontario but his family moved to Revelstoke, British Columbia when he was only 2-years-old. As a teenager he built a ski jump on the family farm, and later used the jump on Mount Revelstoke, where he jumped a Canadian record 287 feet (87.5 m) in 1933. He also cross-country skied, skiing to the summit of Mount Begbie, the most prominent mountain seen from Revelstoke, in nine hours in 1932. Lymburne worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a fireman. But after the Lake Placid Olympics, in February 1935, while jumping on Mount Revelstoke he sustained a serious concussion that ended his ski jump career. He continued to work but was never again the same mentally. He liked to walk in the woods and one day, after 1957, he wandered off into the woods and was never seen again.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) CAN Bob Lymburne
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 19