Glenroy Gilbert

Biography

Athlete : Athletics
Year Inducted: 2005
Date of Birth: August 31st, 1968
Born in: Trinidad,

Since moving to Canada in 1976 from his native Trinidad, Glenroy Gilbert (born August 31, 1968) demonstrated exceptional athletic skills.  As a teenager, he specialized in both long and triple jumps, winning national junior titles in both before shifting his attention to sprints, where he earned 1995 Pan-American Games 100 metre gold.

As a member of Canada’s 4 x 100 metre Men’s Relay Team, the 1996 Ottawa ACT Athlete of the Year and 4-time summer Olympian, won 1993 World Championships silver, 1994 Commonwealth Games gold, 1995-1997 World Championships gold, 1996 Olympic gold, 1998 Goodwill Games gold, and 1999 Pan-Am Games gold.  In addition to this national team coach representing Canada in 4-man Bobsleigh in the 1994 Olympics, Glenroy received two Dick Ellis Team Awards and Athletics Award (1997) and is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.