William F. LOGAN

Canada CAN

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    2 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Moritz 1928
  • Year of Birth
    1907
Olympic Results

Biography

William F. LOGAN

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.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lake Placid 1932

#5
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
B
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#5 h2 r1/2
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1928

#=11
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#21
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#29
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating