Richard Ikeda

Gymnastics - Inducted in 2003

The elder of the two Ikeda brothers in the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame, Richard competed nationally and internationally from 1990 until 2003. At Canadian Championships, Richard has won the all around gold medal four times (1996, 2001, 2002 and 2003). He has also won three all around bronze medals (1993, 1995, 1999) and one silver (2000). In 2003, Richard also won gold in high bar and silver in parallel bars.

During his career, Richard travelled far and wide to represent Canada. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Richard was on the Canadian team which placed first. He also took home a silver in high bar along with bronze in pommel horse and rings. The Canadian team and Richard placed third at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur and Ken personally won two silvers - in pommel horse and parallel bars. Richard completed his Commonwealth Games participation in 2002 in Manchester where the Canadian team finished second. Richard competed and excelled at a myriad of other competitions across the globe.

The culmination of Richard Ikeda's remarkable gymnastics career took place at his eighth World Championships in 2003, where Canada's ninth place finish ensured the team's entry into the 2004 Athens Olympics.