Hugh Fisher (canoeist)

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Hugh Fisher
Personal information
Born (1955-10-01) October 1, 1955 (age 58)
New Zealand
Sport
Sport canoe sprint

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.

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