Happy Birthday, Champ!

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.

Senior Olympian Richard Knight won six gold medals and set five records in swimming at age 79.

Senior Olympian Richard Knight won six gold medals and set five records in swimming at age 79.

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/