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Daniel Robin passes away at 74

May 24, 2018

MONTREAL – It is with great sadness that Wrestling Canada Lutte announces the passing of Daniel Robin.

Daniel, a resident of Montreal, was a long-standing contributor to WCL and was inducted into the Wrestling Canada Lutte Hall of Fame in 2007 in the builder category.

He coached Team Canada at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, and the 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1983 World Championships. He also coached prominent Canadian wrestlers including Doug Yeats, Howard Stupp, Louis Santerre, Jeff Steubing and Garry Kallos.

Daniel is the only wrestler to earn two silver medals at the same Olympics after capturing silver, representing France, in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling in 1968. He moved to Montreal after working as an announcer at the 1976 Games.

Following his retirement, Daniel worked with FILA and United World Wrestling (UWW) as a technical delegate. He served in various capacities over the years representing UWW. In recent years, Daniel provided instrumental technical support at the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games, 2015 Pan Am Games and most recently the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Daniel was also inducted into the United World Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012, for his various achievements.

“Daniel was a kind, honest, and passionate man and an important part of the wrestling community, here in Canada and globally,” said Don Ryan, President of WCL. “His contributions to the sport were significant and he will be greatly missed. We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends during this time.