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Victor Davis
Birth: Feb. 10, 1964
Guelph
Ontario, Canada
Death: Nov. 13, 1989
Montreal
Quebec, Canada

Olympic Athlete. A native of Guelph, Ontario, he began his career at a young age in and around his hometown. At the age of 12, he joined the Guelph Martin Aquatic Club and soon after began to compete internationally. By 1982, he was already becoming one of Canada's great sportsman and most respected swimmers. A talent at performing the breaststroke, he competed at the 1982 World Championships in Guavaquil, Ecuador, where he set a world record and winning the gold medal in the 200-metre. In 1984, he participated in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, and won the silver medal in the 100-metre breaststroke and the gold medal in the 200-metre breaststroke. In the process of that, he also set another world record. He continued his winning streak until retiring from the sport in July of 1989. Among his other honors was being named Canada's Swimming Athlete of the Year three times, being named to the Order of Canada, inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1985, and several other silver and gold medals that he won competing in the 1982 British Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, the 1986 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, the 1986 World Championships in Madrid, Spain, and the 1988 Summer Olympics, among many others In November of 1989, he was struck by a vehicle while standing outside a nightclub in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. The driver of the car fled the scene, and he died two days later in hospital. The Victor Davis Memorial Fund was established in his memory. His body and organs were donated to medical science.  (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Body was cremated and organs donated to medical science
 
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Record added: Sep 29, 2005
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Victor Davis
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Victor Davis
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- K-Vernon
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015

- David Wend
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
Dear Victor, you are the same age as me, and you were taken from us much, much too soon. You are greatly missed, and never forgotten. Such a great talent! You will always be remembered for your huge contributions to Canadian Olympic swimming.
- Don Davidson
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014
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