Richard Adu-Bobie


Getting to know…

  • Born in Manchester, New Hampshire to Canadian parents
  • Moved to Canada at a young age but only received his Canadian citizenship just two days prior to the 2004 Olympic Trials

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2004 Athens AthleticsRelay 4x100m - Men9

Notable International Results

  • 2007 Pan Am Games silver medallist running the lead-off leg of the 4x100 metres - his first international medal
  • Member of the 2007 World Championship team
  • At the 2004 Olympic Trials, finished 4th in the 100 metres setting a Canadian junior record of 10.28 seconds, beating the previous record of 10.30 held by 1996 Olympic relay champion Carlton Chambers
  • Named alternate for the 4x100-metre team at the 2004 Olympic Games making him the youngest member on the Canadian track and field team at age 19
  • Ran 6.69 seconds over 60 metres indoors in Lexington, Kentucky (Feb. 2, 2008) giving him the 17th-fastest clocking in the world at the time