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Jocelyn Lovell

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Jocelyn Lovell
Lovell at his home in Mississauga, Ontario in September 2015
Personal information
Born(1950-07-19)19 July 1950
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died3 June 2016(2016-06-03) (aged 65)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight71 kg (157 lb)[1]
Team information
DisciplineRoad and Track cycling
Rider typeAll-rounder
Amateur team
1968–1983Team Canada
Major wins
Silver Medalist, 1978 World Cycling Championships,

Gold Medals, 1978 Commonwealth Games,

Gold Medal, 1975 Pan American Games,

Gold Medal, 1971 Pan American Games

Jocelyn Bjorn Lovell (19 July 1950 – 3 June 2016)[2] was a Canadian cyclist. He was known in the track and road cycling field. He was active in the 1970s and early 1980s. He won many of national titles as well as gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games. He competed at three Olympic Games.

His greatest success came at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton where he won three gold medals in Games record times. Later that year he won a silver medal at the world championships.

He continued to race as an amateur into the early 1980s. However, on 4 August 1983 when he was involved in a collision with a dump truck while training. The truck hit him from behind and broke his neck and pelvis. He permanently became a quadriplegic. In 1985, he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sports Reference Staff 2014.
  2. Canadian Sports Hall of Fame Staff (2016). "HONOURED MEMBER: JOCELYN LOVELL". Archived from the original on 2016-06-05. Retrieved 4 June 2016.

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