Guy REVELL

Canada CAN

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1941
Olympic Results

Biography

Guy REVELL

With partner Debbi Wilkes, figure skater Guy Revell won the Canadian junior figure skating championships in the pairs event in 1959 at the age of seventeen. In 1960 the duo attended their first World Championships, but placed 11th. They rebounded in 1962, however, taking the Canadian senior title and improving their placement to 4th at the World Championships. They were Canadian champions again in 1963, and also claimed a North American title. In 1964 they took another Canadian championship and won bronze medals at the World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games before retiring at the end of the season. Several weeks later, however, it was discovered that the silver medal winners from Germany, Marika Kilius and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler, had signed professional contracts before the Olympics and had therefore not been eligible to participate. Wilkes and Revell were then awarded silver, but Kilius and Bäumler were never officially removed as silver medalists by the ISU and, in 1987, had their medals returned by the German National Olympic Committee. In total, therefore, four silver medals were awarded for the event. After the duo split, Revell skated with the Ice Capades for several years and took a job as a skating coach in Vancouver. His post-fame life took a heavy emotional toll on him and he committed suicide in 1981, at the age of 39.

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Innsbruck 1964

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Pairs Figure Skating