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Inspiring Canadians - In Sport and Life

Honoured Member

Robert Scotty Rankine

Inducted in 2015

Member Details

Date of Birth: 1909
Date of Passing: 1995
Sport: Athletics
Member Category: Athlete

Career Highlights

1935

Awarded the Lionel Conacher Award - Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year.

1938

British Empire Games in Sydney:

Silver medal - men’s six-mile race

Bronze medal - men’s three-mile race

 

Honoured Member Robert Scotty Rankine
Inspire

Story

Robert Scade “Scotty” Rankine  of Preston, Ontario won a Silver medal in the 6 mile race and finished 4th in the 3 mile event at the 1934 British Empire Games in London.   In 1935 he continued his outstanding distance running results by going undefeated in all of his races from five to 15 miles. In 1935, Scotty was awarded the Lionel Conacher Award as Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year.

Robert won his second consecutive Canadian 10-mile Championship and then set a new course record at the prestigious Berwick Modified Marathon.  Robert went on to win a Silver medal in the men’s six-mile race and a Bronze medal in the men’s three-mile race at the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydney


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