Richard Knight is a real champion! Last July, at age 79, he won 6 gold medals in the Senior Olympics swimming events in Tacoma, WA. and he broke five records. That in itself is quite a feat, let alone doing it at 79. For a gold medalist, Richard is a pretty humble guy. I had the honor of making his portrait a few days after his incredible performance in the pool.
Richard turned 80 on April 6th. He’s now training for this year’s upcoming Senior Olympics. I hope I’ll get to see him swim. He’s the kind of guy who inspires us all to strive to do our record-setting best.
Congratulations, Richard and Happy Birthday!
To read more about this remarkable man and his accomplishment, click here to go to my blog post: A Knight in Shining Armor https://cherylcrooksphotography.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/a-knight-in-shining-armor/