The man who together with his son, gave the world one of its lasting images at a sporting event, by helping his injured son finish the 400-meter semifinal at the 1992 Olympics, Jim Redmond has died aged 81.
Tributes have been pouring in for Jim from the sporting fraternity.
Redmond was given the honor of being the Olympic torch bearer at the 2012 Olympics, two decades after he had helped his son across the finish line.
He was born in Trinidad, the eldest of eight children. He moved to Britain at the age of 14 and took up a job at a wooden packing case manufacturing while taking night classes.
Redmond died on Sunday, 2 October 2022.
Jim Redmond Obituary
Redmond’s obituary is yet to be released.
Jim Redmond Cause of Death
The cause of Redmond’s death is yet to be revealed by his family.
Jim Redmond Age
Redmond was 81 years old at the time of his demise.
Jim Redmond Wife
Redmond was married to a woman known as Jenny.
Jim Redmond Children
Redmond had two children; a son, the Olympian Derek Redmond, and a daughter, Karen Redmond.
Jim Redmond Grandchildren
Redmond had two grandchildren; Elliott Anthony Redmond and Grace Elizabeth Redmond.
Jim Redmond Net Worth
Redmond’s net worth was undisclosed at the time of his death.
Jim Redmond Funeral
Redmond’s funeral is yet to be held.