Easton, Robert – 2000

Easton, Robert – 2000

Robert Easton

Wheelchair Track & Field Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 2000

Robert Easton was introduced to wheelchair sports in 1976 and first began with playing wheelchair basketball. In 1977 he took up wheelchair racing and by 1981 was a major force on the international sports scene. He held and improved on every World Record for track & field events in his class for the period from 1982 to 1988. Robert Easton retired from competition in 1988 following his three Gold Medal performances in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at the Seoul Paralympics. He received the Alberta Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in track in 1983, 1986, 1987 and 1988; the Paralympic Sports Association Awards in 1978, 1983, 1984, 1988 and the City of Edmonton Athletic Award in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1987. Robert Easton was also a founding member of the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association and has since been named a life member of that association.

Robert Easton

2000 Wheelchair Track & Field Athlete, Edmonton

Since Induction

Robert Easton was inducted into the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2013.

Robert served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, responsible for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat.

He also has served as Executive Director with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in Victoria, B.C.


2006 – The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association

2013 – Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame

Robert was born November 25, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Update 2013