Andre De Grasse

Canada Names Rio Olympics Team

TORONTO – World Championship 100m bronze medallists Andre De Grasse, world indoor heptathlon champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton and world pole vault champion Shawn Barber headline the Canadian Olympic team for Rio.

On Monday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Athletics Canada named a squad of 65 athletes to represent the country in track and field in Rio, Brazil, from August 5 to 21.

Also named in the traveling party are Derek Drouin, the 2015 World Champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in the men’s high jump and Damian Warner, the decathlon world silver medalist from Beijing 2015.

“This is the strongest and most well-rounded team I have ever been a part of,” said coming off viagra example focus group analysis dissertation follow viagra tiptonville buy premarin 0625 mg online without prescription written assignment go term paper outline format homework helpers much ado about Lisinopril overnight is viagra professional real pay someone do my essay uk websites that do your homework source site how to write a thesis paragraph for a research paper source levitra westwood shores online case study examples cialis gramling see Theisen-Eaton. “The team counts multiple world medallists and a talented roster who will challenge for the podium on the track, and in the field.

“My teammates and I are ready to compete for Canada in Rio.”

Meanwhile, Peter Eriksson, Athletics Canada head coach said: “Following a very competitive Trials in Edmonton, we have nominated a versatile and focused group of athletes who will be ready to perform on-demand in Rio.

“The team is comprised of veterans who have already experienced international success, and up-and-coming athletes who are ready to take the next step.”

The athletics team that will represent Canada at Rio 2016 includes:


FirstLast HometownEvent
KelsieAhbeToronto, ONPole Vault
MohammedAhmedSt. Catharines, ON5000m, 10,000m
MoboladeAjomaleRichmond Hill, ON4x100m Relay
ShawnBarberToronto, ONPole Vault
MariaBernardCalgary, AB3000m Steeplechase
MathieuBilodeauCalgary, AB50km Race Walk
KhamicaBinghamBrampton, ON4x100m Relay
MelissaBishopEganville, ON800m
NathanBrannenCambridge, ON1500m
LucasBruchetVancouver, BC5000m
AaronBrownToronto, ON100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
AliciaBrownOttawa, ON400m, 4x400m Relay
JohnathanCabralPéribonka, QC110m Hurdles
ChaniceChaseToronto, ON400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
KendraClarkeEdmonton, AB400m, 4x400m Relay
ReidCoolsaetHamilton, ONMarathon
BrittanyCrewEast York, ONShot Put
AndreDe GrasseMarkham, ON100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
DerekDrouinCorunna, ONHigh Jump
KristaDuCheneBrantford, ONMarathon
EvanDunfeeRichmond, BC20km & 50km Race Walk
CrystalEmmanuelEast York, ON100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay
PhyliciaGeorgeMarkham, ON100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay
EricGillisAntigonish, NSMarathon
ElizabethGleadleVancouver, BCJavelin
InakiGomezVancouver, BC20km Racewalk
AkeemHaynesCalgary, AB100m, 4x100m Relay
NikkitaHolderPickering, ON100m Hurdles
MatthewHughesOshawa, ON3000m Steeplechase
KimberlyHyacintheTerrebonne, QC200m, 4x100m Relay
FarahJacquesGatineau, QC4x100m Relay
SekouKabaOttawa, ON110m Hurdles
MarissaKurtimahGuelph, ON4x100m Relay
GenevieveLalondeMoncton, NB3000m Steeplechase
OluwasegunMakindeOttawa, ON4x100m Relay
LanniMarchantLondon, ON10,000m, Marathon
MikeMasonNanoose Bay, BCHigh Jump
BrandonMcBrideWindsor, ON800m
TaylorMilneCallander, ON3000m Steeplechase
NoelleMontcalmBelle River, ON400m Hurdles
CarlineMuirEdmonton, AB400m, 4x400m Relay
TimNedowBrockville, ONShot Put
ChristabelNetteySurrey, BCLong Jump
AnnikaNewellScarborough, ONPole Vault
AlyshaNewmanLondon, ONPole Vault
JessicaO’ConnellCalgary, AB5000m
CharlesPhilibert-ThiboutotQuebec City, QC1500m
MichaPowellMontreal,QC4x400m Relay
BrendonRodneyBrampton, ON200m, 4x100m Relay
AnthonyRomaniwHamilton, ON800m
AndreaSeccafienGuelph, ON5000m
NicoleSifuentesWinnipeg, MB1500m
GabrielaStaffordToronto, ON1500m
HeatherSteacyLethbridge, ABHammer Throw
HilaryStellingwerffVictoria, BC1500m
TarynSuttieHanley, SKShot Put
ErinTeschukWinnipeg, MB3000m Steeplechase
BrianneTheisen-EatonHumboldt, SKHeptathlon
BenjaminThorneKitimat, BC20km Race Walk
AlyxandriaTreasurePrince George, BCHigh Jump
DamianWarnerLondon, ONDecathlon
SageWatsonMedicine Hat, AB400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay
AngelaWhyteEdmonton, AB100m Hurdles
ChrisWinterNorth Vancouver, BC3000m Steeplechase
NatashaWodakVancouver, BC10,000m

Coaches and Support Team:

PositionFirst LastHometown
EnduranceCharlesAllenBrampton, ON
Team LeaderPeterErikssonOttawa, ON
Sprints/HurdlesGlenroyGilbertOttawa, ON
EnduranceHeatherHennigarHalifax, NS
Throws CoordinatorJeffHuntoonToronto, ON
Team ManagerJaredMacLeodWinnipeg, MB
Sprints/RelaysCarlaNichollsRegina, SK
Technical ManagerIngridRuysVictoria, BC
Assistant ManagerJessicaScarlatoRichmond Hill, ON
JumpsDaveScott-ThomasGuelph, ON

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