Gordon Singleton - Inducted 2004

From Niagra Falls, Ontario, Gordon Singleton made his mark as the fastest sprinter in North America in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s while behaving like a gentleman on and off the track. He was the Canadian national sprint champion in 1977, 1979 and 1980, as well as the Canadian national kilometer champion in 1979. In 1977 and 1980, Gordon placed second in the Canadian national sprints. In the Commonwealth Games in 1978, he earned a bronze in the kilometer and a gold medal in the tandem sprints. In the Pan American Games, he was a member of the Canadian team in 1975 and 1979, winning gold in both the kilometer and sprints. He was also a member of the 1976 Canadian Olympic team. Disappointed at not being able to compete in the Moscow Olympics in 1980, Gordon went to the Mexico City Velodrome in October and set three world records in two days, the 200 meters, 500 meters and kilometer. At the World Championships in 1979, he earned the silver medal in the kilometer. After turning pro, he earned the silver medal in the world pro sprints in 1981 and 1982 and the World Keirin Championship in 1982. During his racing career he was a regular participant in T-Town sprint tournaments and set three track records in one night, the 200 meter, flying lap and kilometer.

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