NLAA
Hall of Fame

Gregory Power

Category: Athlete
Inducted: July 16, 2008
Place of Birth: Placentia

His brilliant track and field career during the 1920´s and 1930´s resulted in Gregory Power being elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame.

Extremely versatile, he was born in Placentia in 1909 and was gifted with speed and agility. His best events were the triple jump and the low and high hurdles for which he established provincial records. He often finished well in the 100 yards and 220 yards dashes.

Despite a foot injury that prevented him from entering either the low or high hurdles, he earned fourth place in the triple jump against the best athletes in the British Commonwealth at the 1930 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta.

Every member of the Newfoundland team at the 1930 Games has earned election to the Hall of Fame.

Gregory Power was among the elite of the 1930 team.

Awarded an honorary degree from Memorial University, Gregory Power was best known as a politician, writer and poet as well as a successful businessman.

It was in recognition of a great track and field career that lasted nearly two decades that Gregory Power was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame November 5, 1983.