Williams, Percy Alfred

WILLIAMS, Percy Alfred, sprinter (b 19 May 1908, Vancouver; d 29 Nov 1982, Vancouver). A graduate of King Edward High School in VANCOUVER, he was discovered and trained by coach Bob Granger. Even with his slight build—he weighed only 59 kg—and a heart weakened by childhood disease, he became Canada's leading track athlete. At the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam he won gold medals in both the 100 m and 200 m sprints, the first time a Canadian had won 2 golds in TRACK AND FIELD. (Donovan...

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