Alex Wilson (Canadian sprinter)

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Alex Wilson
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver 1932 Los Angeles 800 m
Bronze 1928 Amsterdam 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze 1932 Los Angeles 400 m
Bronze 1932 Los Angeles 4 × 400 m relay
British Empire Games
Gold 1930 Hamilton 440 yd
Silver 1930 Hamilton 4 × 440 yd
Bronze 1930 Hamilton 880 yd

Alexander "Alex" S. Wilson (December 1, 1905 – December 10, 1994) was a Canadian sprinter who competed in both the 1928 Summer Olympics and the 1932 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Montreal and died in South Bend, Indiana, United States.

In 1928, he won a bronze medal with the Canadian team in the 4 × 400 metres relay event.[1] In the 400 metre competition[2] as well as in the 800 metre contest[3] he was eliminated in the semi-finals.

Four years later, he won the silver medal in the 800 metre[4] event and the bronze medal in the 400 metre[5] competition. With the Canadian team he won another bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metre relay contest.[6]

At the 1930 British Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games), he won the gold medal in the 440 yards event and the bronze medal in the 880 yards competition. With the Canadian relay team he won the silver medal in the 4 × 440 yards contest.[7]

In his time, he was a star at the University of Notre Dame and the Alex Wilson Invitational was named for him mainly because he went on to coach the track and field team for several decades, overseeing many great successes. At Notre Dame he won the 400 meter NCAA Outdoor Championship in 1931.

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