The Harry Jerome Indoor Games presented by TELUS will be 8 years old this February 3rd at the Richmond Olympic Oval. This major legacy of the 2010 Olympic Games has provided an opportunity for young athletes to find their potential through the sport of track and field. The event provides a chance for athletes of all ages to compete indoors in a world-class facility. Some athletes have literally grown up from young children to teenagers at the ROO on the banks of the Fraser River. Some consider this event to be a cradle to podium opportunity.
A good example of this is Paul Fisher, now a grade 12 student at Tupper Senior Secondary School. He has been a member of the Thunderbirds Track and Field Club all his running career.
He competed for the first time at the Harry Jerome Indoor Games presented by TELUS when he was 13 years old. He set the meet record in the 600m of 1:46.90 in 2013.
In 2015 he was named the outstanding athlete in the U16 division with his 39.58 seconds in the 300m. In 2016 he won the 600m in 1:26.80 and in 2017 set the U18 meet record in 1:25.94.
Last summer he won the BC High School Championships in the 400m hurdles with 54.74 and then went on to take the bronze medal at the U18 National Championships. He qualified for the Canadian team to the Commonwealth Youth Championships in, Nassau, Bahamas, where he set his personal best of 54.35 in the 400m hurdles.
The Harry Jerome Indoor Games presented by TELUS welcomes the support of MUSCLEMLK for the 2018 event at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 3