John Loaring

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John Loaring
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Full nameJohn Wilfrid Loaring
Born(1915-08-03)August 3, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba
DiedNovember 21, 1969(1969-11-21) (aged 54)
Windsor, Ontario

John Wilfred "Johnny" Loaring (August 3, 1915 – November 21, 1969) was a Canadian athlete who competed 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and died in Windsor, Ontario.

In 1936 he won the silver medal in the 400 metre hurdles event. In the 400 metre competition he finished sixth. He was also a member of the Canadian relay team which finished fourth in the 4×400 metre contest.

At the 1938 Empire Games he won the gold medal in the 440 yards hurdles event. He also won the gold medal with the Canadian team in the 4×110 yards relay competition as well as in the 4×440 yards relay contest. In the 440 yards event he finished fifth.

In 2015, Loaring was posthumously inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[1]

In 2017, the Windsor Open Track and Field Meet was renamed the Johnny Loaring Classic in order to recognize Mr. Loaring's contributions to the sport of athletics and the Community.


  1. ^ "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

Greek bibliography -Andreou,Evangelos: "The star of champion shone..." Ed. EUARCE 2011 ("John "Johnny" Wilfred Loaring" p.30,75,76) Ευάγγελος Ανδρέου, Το αστέρι του πρωταθλητή άναψε... / ο βαλκανιονίκης του μεσοπολέμου Γιάννης Σκιαδάς, EUARCE 2011 ISBN 978-960-99566-0-4 ("Λό(α)ρινγκ, Τζον/John "Johnny" Wilfred Loaring" σ.30,75,76)

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