There is a plaque on the inside of the Brockton Oval that not many people know about. It the Percy Williams plaque. Percy Williams was Canada's greatest Olympic athlete in the first half of the 1900s. He won the gold medal in the 100m and 200m sprints in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics and the 100 metre dash at the first British Empire Games. He trained at the Brockton Oval.
The plaque says:
City of Vancouver
Percy Williams (1902 - 1982) was born in Vancouver. His meteoric athletic career began at Brockton Oval and exploded on the international scene in 1928 at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam. He won the 100 and 200 metre sprints, a feat no other Canadian has duplicated.
1886 - 1986
There is also a full-size statue of Percy Williams in front of BC Place Stadium.
The Percy Williams Plaque in Stanley Park is located on the wall above the entrance in the middle of the stands of the Brockton Oval. It is on the inside of the Brockton Oval. Nearby is the Brockton Pavilion
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