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Robert McCall
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Robert McCall and Tracy Wilson in 1985.
Personal information
Full name: Robert McCall
Country represented:  Canada
Date of birth: September 14, 1958(1958-09-14)
Place of birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of death: November 15, 1991 (aged 33)
Place of death: Ottawa, Ontario
Height: 175 cm (5.7 ft)
Former partner: Tracy Wilson
Marie McNeil
Skating club: Halifax SC
Retired: 1988
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Figure skating
Bronze 1988 Calgary Ice dancing

Robert "Rob" McCall, CM (September 14, 1958 – November 15, 1991) was a Canadian ice dancer. With partner Tracy Wilson, he was the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist.

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Biography

McCall was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He moved to Toronto when he teamed up with Tracy Wilson.

McCall competed with Marie McNeil early in his career. They were the 1975 Canadian novice silver medalists, 1977 Canadian junior national champions, 1978 & 1979 Canadian senior bronze medalists, 1980 silver medalists, and the 1981 national champions. They placed 13th at the 1980 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships.

Following that season, McCall teamed up with Tracy Wilson and skated with her until his death. They were the 1982-1988 Canadian national champions and three-time World bronze medalists. They placed 8th at the 1984 Winter Olympics and won the bronze medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

They turned professional in 1988 and skated professionally together. In 1988, Wilson and McCall were made a Member of the Order of Canada.

McCall died of AIDS-related brain cancer on November 15, 1991 at age 33.[1]

Competitive highlights

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(with McNeil)

1980

  • World Championships - 13th

1981

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 13th

(with Wilson)

1982

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 10th

1983

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 6th

1984

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 8th
  • World Championships - 6th

1985

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 4th

1986

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 3rd

1987

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 3rd

1988

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 3rd
  • World Championships - 3rd

References

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David; Jaime Loucky (2005). The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-45-8

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