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Robert "Rob" McCall, CM (September 14, 1958 – November 15, 1991) was a Canadian Ice dancer. With partner Tracy Wilson, he was the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist.

BiographyEdit

McCall was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He moved to Toronto when he teamed up with Tracy Wilson.

McCall competed with Marie McNeil early in his career. They were the 1975 Canadian novice silver medalists, 1977 Canadian junior national champions, 1978 & 1979 Canadian senior bronze medalists, 1980 silver medalists, and the 1981 national champions. They placed 13th at the 1980 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1981 World Figure Skating Championships.

Following that season, McCall teamed up with Tracy Wilson and skated with her until his death. They were the 1982-1988 Canadian national champions and three-time World bronze medalists. They placed 8th at the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and won the bronze medal at the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist.

They turned professional in 1988 and skated professionally together. In 1988, Wilson and McCall were made a Member of the CM.

McCall died of AIDS on November 15, 1991 at age 33.

In 1999, Scott Hamilton (figure skater) outed McCall as Gay in Hamilton's autobiography.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with McNeil)Edit

1980

  • World Championships - 13th

1981

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 13th

(with Wilson)Edit

1982

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 10th

1983

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 6th

1984

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 8th
  • World Championships - 6th

1985

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 4th

1986

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 3rd

1987

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • World Championships - 3rd

1988

  • Canadian Championships - 1st
  • Olympics - 3rd
  • World Championships - 3rd

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