Robert Scotty Rankine
Inducted in 2015
Awarded the Lionel Conacher Award - Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year.
British Empire Games in Sydney:
Silver medal - men’s six-mile race
Bronze medal - men’s three-mile race
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