Year of Birth: 1865 – 1933

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2012

Honours:

Set world “records” for 16lb shot from 7-foot circle:

  • 38 New York, 1888
  • 76 Barrie, Ontario, 1889
  • 07 New York, 1890
  • 11 St. Catharines, 1891
  • 12 New York, 1891
  • 22 New York, 1891
  • 32 Chicago, 1892
  • 75 Ottawa, 1898 not bettered until August 31, 1904 at St. Louis OG

George Gray held the Canadian record until 1939 (six years after his death). He won his first competition in Toronto in 1885, defeating the world record holder, the English champion and the European record holder. Dominated the event internationally for 17 years after that.