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Encyclopedia > Bill Crothers
Olympic medal record
Men’s Athletics
Silver 1964 Tokyo 800 metres

William Frederick Crothers (born 24 December 1940 in Markham, Ontario) is a retired Canadian track and field athlete. A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Markham is a town in York Region, directly north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

At one point, he held the Canadian record in all distances from 400 metres to 1500 metres and was holder of the world 800 metre indoor record. In 1963, he ran the two fastest 800 metre races of the year. He was named Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada's top athlete of 1963. Crothers competed for Canada in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, winning a silver medal in the 800 metres. He also competed in the 400 metres, but was eliminated in the semi-finals. He received the Lionel Conacher Award as Canada's top male athlete of 1964. Crothers was ranked by Track & Field News as the top 800 metre runner of 1965 and the second best of the decade. The Lou Marsh Trophy is awarded annually by a panel of journalists in recognition of Canadas top athlete. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Lionel Conacher Award is an annual award given to Canadas best male athlete. ... Track & Field News, the magazine, was founded in 1948 by brothers Bert Nelson & Cordner Nelson. ...

He has been inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1965), and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1971). The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame is an honor roll of the top Canadian Olympic athletes, teams, coaches, and builders (officials, administrators, and volunteers). ... Canadas Sports Hall of Fame is a Hall of Fame established in 1955 to preserve the record of Canadian sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canadas heritage of sport[1]. As of June 2004, there were 436 inductees. ...

Crothers was a pharmacist in the Markham area for many years, and is a trustee (and present Board Chair) for the York Region District School Board. The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ... A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a local school district. ... The York Region District School Board is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in York Regional Municipality. ...

Preceded by
Don Jackson
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
Succeeded by
George Hungerford & Roger Jackson

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Crothers was born near Conowingo in Cecil County, Maryland, the eighth son of Alpheus and Margaret Crothers.
Crothers' tenure as governor was notable for its reform aspects.
Crothers was sick when he left office in 1912, and eventually died at his home in Elkton on May 25 of that year.
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