Duncan Gillis

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Duncan Gillis
Gillis, hammer (LOC).jpg
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Hammer throw

Duncan Gillis (January 3, 1883 – May 2, 1963) was a Canadian athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. Gillis was the first to serve as Canada's flag bearer during the Olympic opening ceremonies.[1]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Gillis was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and died in North Vancouver, British Columbia.[2]

He competed for Canada in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden in the hammer throw where he won the silver medal with a best throw of 48.39 meters. He also participated in the discus throw event and finished 14th.


  1. ^ Canadian Olympic flag-bearers, The Globe and Mail. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
  2. ^ "Duncan Gillis". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2019-05-16.

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