Just under three and a half years ago, I was approached to design and make a sculpture which was to be based on long jumper Greg Rutherford. Milton Keynes born and bred, he had recently won gold in the 2012 Olympic Games. I was so pleased to be asked as i am particularly interested in sport. I set about making a scale model which won the approval of the council. A little over a year later, I got the go ahead to proceed. It was installed on Fen roundabout in Milton Keynes in June 2014.
This week Greg Rutherford was presented with a small version of that sculpture by Milton Keynes Council in recognition of his continuing success at the top of his game. I was very pleased to at last get an opportunity to meet this inspirational athlete.