Local Resident Bob Fisher Presents Medals at the Paralympics

Article and Photography by Oliver Wu

Bob Fisher, 65, from Knowle West, presented 6 sets of medals at the London 2012 Paralympics in the Olympic stadium this summer.

At one of the most exciting Paralympic games in history where all records were broken in every venue, 4,294 athletes from 164 countries and regions participated. It was the largest Paralympics to date.

As a recipient of the Paralympic Order, Bob was invited to hand over the much deserved medals to the winning athletes in the Men’s Long Jump and the Women’s 4x100m Relay on 5th September 2012.

“As a guy from Knowle West, it was an honor and privilege to present medals in front of 18,000 people,” on the whole experience Bob recalled: “also in the stadium I constantly found myself sitting next to famous people, such as Eddie Izzard and Tony Blair”

Bob has been involved in the Paralympics for the past 24 years and he was the former chairperson of the Football 7-a-Side Committee of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA).