October 1, 1955 |
Hugh Fisher, CM (born October 1, 1955) is a New Zealand-born Canadian sprint kayaker who competed from the mid-1970s to the 1980s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two medals at Los Angeles with a gold in the K-2 1000 m and a bronze in the K-2 500 m events.
Fisher also won two medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (K-2 1000 m: 1982) and a bronze (K-2 500 m: 1983).
In 1985, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1985, Fisher was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
He currently is a medical doctor at Northlands Medical Clinic in the town of Whistler, British Columbia.
- 1936: Austria (Adolf Kainz, Alfons Dorfner)
- 1948: Sweden (Hans Berglund, Lennart Klingström)
- 1952: Finland (Kurt Wires, Yrjö Hietanen)
- 1956: Germany (Michael Scheuer, Meinrad Miltenberger)
- 1960: Sweden (Gert Fredriksson, Sven-Olov Sjödelius)
- 1964: Sweden (Sven-Olov Sjödelius, Gunnar Utterberg)
- 1968: Soviet Union (Aleksandr Shaparenko, Volodymyr Morozov)
- 1972: Soviet Union (Nikolai Gorbachev, Viktor Kratasyuk)
- 1976: Soviet Union (Serhei Nahorny, Vladimir Romanovsky)
- 1980: Soviet Union (Vladimir Parfenovich, Sergei Chukhray)
- 1984: Canada (Hugh Fisher, Alwyn Morris)
- 1988: United States (Greg Barton, Norman Bellingham)
- 1992: Germany (Kay Bluhm, Torsten Gutsche)
- 1996: Italy (Daniele Scarpa, Antonio Rossi)
- 2000: Italy (Antonio Rossi, Beniamino Bonomi)
- 2004: Sweden (Markus Oscarsson, Henrik Nilsson)
- 2008: Germany (Andreas Ihle, Martin Hollstein)
- 2012: Hungary (Rudolf Dombi, Roland Kökény)