Bobby dazzler with two Commonwealth Medals!
Last updated: 2.58pm, Tuesday 26th August 2014
Bobby Mallon knows a thing or two about going for gold!
The former champion boxer has not one but TWO Commonwealth Games medals which made Glasgow’s golden games full of extra special memories for him.
Bobby won a gold medal in the boxing flyweight class at the 1962 Games in Perth, Western Australia and then a bronze in Kingston, Jamaica, four years later in 1966.
In those days the Games were referred to as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
The treasured mementoes of his sporting glory are still in remarkable condition and are in the safe keeping of Bobby’s
Now 72, Bobby is a long-term resident of the Monteith Hotel near the Gallowgate which Thenue leases to housing provider Gowrie Care.
Bobby had hoped to be a Queen’s Baton Relay bearer in the run-up to the Games but an unfortunate fall meant that was not possible. He is well on the mend however and still has the smart blue and white tracksuit which all Baton bearers were given.
Wearing it specially for this photo, Bobby said: “I look back on being part of the Games in the 1960s with a great deal of pride. It was lovely to win the medals and I enjoyed my time as a boxer. It was a long time ago though!
“The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been wonderful for the city. I have loved seeing everyone enjoying sport and having fun.”