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Memorable Manitobans: Jimmy Ball (1903-1988)

Track athlete.

Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on 7 May 1903, Ball attended Dauphin College and the University of Manitoba, where he studied pharmacy. He won Manitoba and western Canadian intercollegiate track titles in 1925 and won a place on the 1928 Canadian Olympic team, finishing second in the 400 metre race at the Olympics. He also won a bronze medal with the Canadian relay team. He won another bronze medal in the relay in the 1932 Olympics, and in 1933 he won the Norton H. Crowe Trophy as “Canada’s Outstanding Athlete.” He is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

He died on 2 July 1988.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 25 July 2008

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