Donald Stockton

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Donald Stockton
Weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Born (1904-02-22)22 February 1904
Montreal
Died 16 June 1978(1978-06-16) (aged 74)
Montreal

Donald Parker Stockton (22 February 1904 – 16 June 1978) was a Canadian Olympic medalist in freestyle wrestling. He won an Olympic silver medalist at the 1928 Summer Olympics, and also competed at the 1924 and 1932 Summer Olympics.

Early life and education[edit]

Donald Stockton was born on February 22, 1904.[1]

Career[edit]

Stockton began his Olympic career at the 1924 Summer Olympics in the freestyle welterweight division. At the 1928 Summer Olympics, he became the first Canadian to be awarded an Olympic silver medal in wrestling. Stockton final Olympic games were at the 1932 Summer Olympics. After his Olympic career, Stockton became a professional wrestler in 1933 and wrestled at the Mount Royal Arena.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1953, Stockton entered the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame[2] and was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1975.[3] Stockton was posthumously inducted into the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.[4]

Death[edit]

Stockton died in Montreal on June 16, 1978.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Foisy, Paul. "Donald Stockton". The Canadian Encylopedia. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame". olympic.c a. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame". Wrestling.ca. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Panthéon des sports du Québec". pantheondessports.ca (in French). Retrieved 21 September 2017. 

External Links[edit]

Donald Stockton at Sports Reference