Another Colonist Olympian Identified! 1968 Grad Completed in Speed Skating in ’72 & ’76 Olympics

The AHS Alumni Association recently learned of another Anaheim High graduate who competed as an Olympic athlete, increasing the Colonist Olympian count to six.

Thanks to research by CIF historian John Dahlem, a former AUHSD coach and principal,  the AHSAA is now able to share information about Olympic speed skater Charles Andrew Gilmore, a Class of 1968 graduate.

Gilmore honed his skills as a speed skater at Glacier Falls Ice Arena as a member of the Anaheim High Skating Club.

In 1967 he won the US Junior Championship. In 1969, at the US-Canada meet, he won the 1,500, and placed second in the 3,000 and all-around.

He competed in the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo, Japan, placing 20th out of 28 positions in the 5000 meter. In 1976, he competed in the 10,000 meter at the Winter Olympics held at Innsbruck, Austria.

Click here to read more about other AHS Olympians.

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