Primrose, John - 1974

Primrose, John - 1974

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John Primrose

Shooting Athlete, Edmonton

Inducted in 1974


John Primrose won a gold medal at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in New Zealand in the sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting. He was a member of the 1968 Canadian Olympic Team and of the 1972 Olympic Team. He was the Canadian Champion in International Trap Shooting four times. During the first "Shoot of the Americas" held in Mexico City in 1973, he won a bronze medal. John Primrose has competed in six World Championships.

John Primrose

1974 Shooting Athlete, Edmonton

Since Induction


John competed at 12 Canadian Championships, 19 World Championships, 5 Commonwealth Games (1974 to 1990), 5 Pan American Games (1975 to 1995), and 6 Olympic Games from 1968 to 1992 (excluding the boycotted 1980 Games). He was the flag-bearer for the Canadian team at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. John served as president of the Alberta International Style Trap Association from 1972 to 1999, and was a director with the Shooting Federation of Canada from 1973 to 1975.


Awards and Honours

1975 - Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame

1977 - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

1982 - Shooting Federation of Canada - Golden Anniversary Award

1984 - Tribute to World Champions Award

1985/86 - Member of the Order of Canada

1993 - U of A Sports Wall of Fame


Sporting accomplishments

1974 - Commonwealth Games - Gold

1975 - World Championships - Gold

1977 - Benito Juarez Title

1978 - Commonwealth Games - Gold

1983 - World Championships - Gold

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