Athletes (1986)Born in Alsask in 1924, Bob was an outstanding track and field athlete, competing at Saskatchewan, Canadian and international levels. He held the Canadian senior men's discus record from 1947 to 1952. In 1952, his decathlon record of 6638 points earned him a spot on the Canadian Olympic team that competed in Helsinki. Adams also represented Canada in the Commonwealth Games in 1954 in Edmonton.
He has also served as coach on the local, Canadian and international levels and was appointed to the officials team for the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1978 Commonwealth Games.
Adams served as president of the Saskatchewan Track and Field Association and the Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee when Saskatoon hosted the Canada Winter Games in 1971.
Bob earned the City of Saskatoon Merit Award, the City of Saskatoon Jubilee Award, the Confederation of Canada Centennial Medal in 1967, and the Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year Award in 1972. In 1975, he was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.