Richard Adu-Bobie

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Richard Adu-Bobie (born 12 January 1985) is a Canadian sprinter. He was an alternate for Canada's 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He was an alternate for the same team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Born in Manchester, New Hampshire to Ghanaian parents, Adu-Bobie moved to Canada at a young age and received his Canadian citizenship just two days prior to the Olympic trials. Adu-Bobie attended Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in Ottawa, Canada, where he first launched into his sprinting career.[2]

Following the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Adu-Bobie went to the University of Florida where he placed third in the 60-yard dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. Unfortunately, that same spring, he injured his leg and had to miss most of the outdoor season. In 2006, Adu-Bobie transferred to Texas A&M.[2]

Adu-Bobie has become an experienced international sprinter, competing in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, the Canadian Championships, the Pan Am Games and the 2005, and 2007 World Championships.[2] He is the former Canadian junior record holder in the 100 metres.[1]

After graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, he returned to Ottawa, where he currently resides.

Personal bests[edit]

Eventscac Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 meters 6.19 Gainesville, Florida, United States 3 March 2005
60 meters 6.66 Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States 12 March 2005
100 meters 10.25 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 31 May 2008
200 meters 20.92 Windsor, Ontario, Canada July 2008
  • All information from IAAF Profile.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Orléans sprinter heading to Beijing as an alternate".
  2. ^ a b c Sherwin, Fred (25 July 2007). "Orleans sprinter heading to Beijing as an alternate". Orleans Online. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ Adu-Bobie Rochard biography. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-29.

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