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Template:MedalTop Template:MedalCountry Template:MedalSport Template:MedalBronze Template:MedalBottom Rob McCall, C.M. (September 14, 1958November 15, 1991) was a Canadian figure skater. He competed in ice dance with Marie McNeil and later Tracy Wilson. He and Wilson won the bronze medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics. He died of AIDS on November 15, 1991 at age 33.

McCall was from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and lived and trained there. He moved to Toronto when he started to work with Tracy Wilson. He first competed in Skate Canada with Marie when he was 17 and although they did not do so well he was extremely proud to have competed with the likes of Toller Cranston.

In 1988, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

In 1999, Scott Hamilton outed him as gay in his autobiography. [1]


Competitive highlightsEdit

(with McNeil)Edit

1980

  • World Championships - 13th

1981

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 13th

(with Wilson)Edit

1982

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 10th

1983

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 6th

1984

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 8th
  • World Championships - 6th

1985

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 4th

1986

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 3rd

1987

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 3rd

1988

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 3rd
  • World Championships - 3rd

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hamilton, Scott; Lorenzo Benet (1999). Landing It: My Life On And Off The Ice. ISBN 1575664666. 

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