Robert Easton (athlete)

Robert Easton (born 1960 or 1961) is a Canadian retired Paralympic athlete who competed in wheelchair racing.[2] He is a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Robert Easton
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born1960 or 1961 (age 60)[1]
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sport
CountryCanada
SportWheelchair racing
Athletics
DisabilityCerebral palsy
Medal record
Athletics at the Summer Paralympics
Representing  Canada
Paralympics
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 100m C4/C5
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 200m C4/C5
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 400m C4/C5
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
/ New York
100m C4
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
/ New York
400m C4
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
/ New York
800m C4
Silver medal – second place 1984 Stoke Mandeville
/ New York
Slalom C4

Easton is from Edmonton, Alberta and has cerebral palsy. He initially played wheelchair basketball prior to taking to wheelchair racing in 1977.[2] An accountant by profession, he later moved to Victoria, British Columbia and served as Chief Financial Officer for the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport and as an Executive Director with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knack, Marty (23 June 1986). "Record-holder expects to win". Edmonton Journal. p. D6. Retrieved 28 January 2020.  
  2. ^ a b "Robert Easton, Athlete". Canadian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Six inductees to enter Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. ^ Tait, Cam. "Tait: Easton was just a kid who wanted to go fast". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 1 March 2020.