Hugh Fisher (canoeist)

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Hugh Fisher
Personal information
Born (1955-10-01) October 1, 1955 (age 59)
New Zealand
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. He participated in two Summer Olympics, in 1976 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and in 1984 in Los Angeles. At the 1984 Games with his racing partner Alwyn Morris, he won two medals, a gold in the K-2 1000 m and a bronze in the K-2 500 m events.[1]

Fisher and Morris also won medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver in the K-2 1000 m in 1982 and a bronze in the K-2 500 m in 1983.[2]

In 1985, he was awarded the Order of Canada and was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

He currently is a medical doctor at Northlands Medical Clinic in the town of Whistler, British Columbia.


  1. ^ Aquitania, Ray E. (2011)Jock-Docs: World-Class Athletes Wearing White Coats ISBN 9781609106126
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