Team Honours:

The team won Gold at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships, as well as the 1996 Olympics. The span of success for the men’s 4x100m relay team in the 1990’s began with the bronze medal at the 1993 World Championships, then onto Gold medals at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and Francophone Games. The three-year domination at the global level – Worlds in 1995, the 1996 Olympics, and again the Worlds in 1997 – was followed by a win at the 1998 Goodwill Games and a silver medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Common to all of these teams was Glenroy Gilbert. It is safe to say that Mr.Gilbert was “Mr.Relay”, continuing on through 2001 as a member of the National relay team (9 years in total). Bruny Surin (from Quebec) was also an integral member of many of these teams, and an accomplished sprinter in his own right.

 

Donovan Bailey

Year of Birth: 1967

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2010

 

Honours:

A 2009 AO Hall of Fame inductee for his individual accomplishments, he was the anchor for this team during the 3-year reign as World & Olympic champions. Born in 1967, his individual acclaim as Olympic 100m champion and world-record holder (1996) is duly recognized. His contributions to this team as anchor are equally legendary. Bailey was on the 1994 CG team, 1995 and 1997 Worlds, 1996 Olympics and 1998 Goodwill Games.

 

Carlton Chambers

Year of Birth: 1975

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2010

 

 

Honours:

Born in 1975, Carlton Chambers won for his Brampton area (and coach Mark Guthrie) both an OFSAA Senior 100m championship (setting a record of 10.41, 10.27w in the final) and set a Canadian Junior 100m record of 10.30 in placing 5th at World Juniors in 1994. He was also on the Junior 4x100m relay team (with Ontario team-mates) that won a bronze medal at this 1994 World Junior meet. He capped off the year as a member of the winning Canadian 4x100m relay team at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Carlton ran the first two rounds (heat and semi) of the 1996 Olympic 4x100m team that went on to (with Robert Esmie in his place) win the gold medal. He also ran the first round on the 1997 team that won the World Championships.

 

Robert Esmie

Year of Birth: 1972

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2010

 

Honours:

Born in Jamaica in 1972, and raised in Sudbury, Robert Esmie’s individual prelude to glory on the World and Olympic level (as “Blast-off”) included an OFSAA 100m record (10.50 in 1990) and later a bronze medal in the 60m at the 1995 World Indoor Championships. Known for his bullet starts – hence the name “blast-off” – Robert was integral part of the three-year domination (1995-97) of the Canadian 4x100m relay team at the highest level – World and Olympic Titles. Esmie was on the 1993 (Bronze), 1995, and 1997 Worlds teams, 1994 Commonwealth Games (Gold) and 1996 Olympic team.

 

Glenroy Gilbert

Year of Birth: 1967

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2010

 

Honours:

Born in 1968 in Trinidad & Tobago, Glenroy Gilbert came to Canada (Ottawa) while still quite young. Settling in as a long jumper, Glenroy made the 1988 Olympic team and won silver at the 1989 Francophone Games. In the 1990’s he became the backbone of the National Relay team. Beginning with the 1992 Olympic team he was on the National team through 2001. He won medals at Worlds in 1993, 1995 and 1997 as well as Commonwealth Games in 1994 and 1998, Francophone Games in 1994 and the Goodwill Games in 1998. In the interim he worked on his individual 100m enough to win gold at the 1995 Pan American Games. Glenroy was also versatile enough to be a participant in the 1994 Winter Olympics on the Bobsleigh teams. So in all he was on 5 Olympic teams. Glenroy is now a coach of the National relay team – fitting for someone who was such a productive member of the team in the past.