Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

Phil Edwards
  • Born: 03/09/1971
  • Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario

Known as the “Man of Bronze” for his five bronze medals at the Olympic Games, Phil Edwards represented Canada on the highest level in every way. He won bronze at Amsterdam 1928 (4x400m relay), Los Angeles 1932 (800m, 1500m, 4x400m relay) and Berlin 1936 (800m). He was the first recipient of the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete in 1936, was the first black athlete to win gold at the British Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games) and set 13 national records during his athletic career. Edwards served as captain with the Canadian Army in World War II and went on to become a leading physician and tropical disease expert. Shortly after his death in 1971, the “Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy” was established to be presented annually to Canada’s most outstanding track athlete by Athletics Canada.

Olympic Highlights

Open/Close

GAME:

TYPE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

FINISH:

1928 Amsterdam Olympic Summer GamesAthletics800m - Men - 4
1928 Amsterdam Olympic Summer GamesAthleticsRelay 4x400m - Men - Bronze
1928 Amsterdam Olympic Summer GamesAthletics400m - Men - -
1932 Los Angeles Olympic Summer GamesAthletics1,500m - Men - Bronze
1932 Los Angeles Olympic Summer GamesAthletics800m - Men - Bronze
1932 Los Angeles Olympic Summer GamesAthleticsRelay 4x400m - Men - Bronze
1936 Berlin Olympic Summer GamesAthleticsRelay 4x400m - Men - 4
1936 Berlin Olympic Summer GamesAthletics1,500m - Men - 5
1936 Berlin Olympic Summer GamesAthletics800m - Men - Bronze
Olympic Club

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 111480 points
  • Earned this week: 3625 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 92189 points
  • Earned this week: 2110 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 78605 points
  • Earned this week: 2400 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 65929 points
  • Earned this week: 2551 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 45443 points
  • Earned this week: 2576 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 36216 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 25900 points
  • Earned this week: 500 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24965 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,163 other followers