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Athletics: Athletics Canada names 2009 Summer Universiade Team

OTTAWA -- Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the 25th Summer Universiade (FISU) taking place July 6-12 in Belgrade, Serbia. The games are scheduled at 'Red Star' Stadium which seats 55,000 spectators.

The team features five athletes who were on the 2008 Olympic Games team last summer. Ruky Abdulai of Coquitlam, BC, Richard Adu-Bobie of Ottawa, ON, Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC, Carline Muir of Edmonton, AB and James Steacy of Lethbridge, AB were all 2008 Olympians and will be looked at to provide strong leadership on the FISU team.

"The World Universiade Games are an integral part of Athletics Canada's quadrennial plan leading to the London Olympics", comments FISU Head Coach Les Gramantik. "We have selected 29 athletes who will be facing a very competitive international field. This is a great opportunity for the selected athletes, all of whom have Olympic aspirations, to gain big game experience and learn to perform on demand."

2009 Summer Universiade (FISU) Team

Name

Event

Hometown

Personal Coach

Ruky Abdulai*

Long Jump

Coquitlam, BC

Jerrold Jones

Jamie Adjetey-Nelson

Decathlon

Windsor, ON

Brett Lumley

Richard Adu-Bobie*

100m, 4x100m

Ottawa, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

Esther Akinsulie

400m, 4x400m

Ottawa, ON

Hugh Conlin

Alex Becker

10,000m

Guelph, ON

Steve Gulley / Albert Tschirhart

Lindsey Bergevin

High Jump

Leduc, AB

Rob Pike

Kyle Boorsma

1500m

Guelph, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Mark Dillon

High Jump

Bowmanville, ON

David Hay

Gabriella Duclos-Lasnier

Pole Vault

Quebec, QC

Sheldon Blockbuger

Sam Effah

200m, 4x100m

Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Alex Genest

3000m SC

Sherbrooke, QC

Dave Scott-Thomas

Elizabeth Gleadle

Javelin Throw

Vancouver, BC

Laurier Primeau

Inaki Gomez

20km Racewalk

Vancouver, BC

Gerry Dragomir

Heather Hamilton

Pole Vault

Mississauga, ON

Arye Rosenoer

Daniel Harper

400m

Brampton, ON

Frank Bucca

Julia Howard

1500m

St. Johns, NL

Brit Townsend

Kimberly Hyacinthe

200m, 4x400m

Lachenaie, QC

Daniel St-Hilaire

Rebecca Johnstone

800m

Bowen Island, BC

Brit Townsend

Tim Konoval

1500m

Parry Sound, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Rachel Lavallée

20km Racewalk

Peterborough, ON

Tim Seaman

Mike Mason*

High Jump

Nanoose Bay, BC

Larry Blaschuk

Meredith McGregor

3000m SC

Surrey, BC

Brit Townsend

Carline Muir*

400m, 4x400m

Edmonton, AB

Derek Evely

Amonn Nelson

4x400m

Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Gavin Smellie

200m, 4x100m

Etobicoke, ON

Erik Jenkins

Oluseyi Smith

100m, 4x100m

Ottawa, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

James Steacy*

Hammer Throw

Lethbridge, AB

Larry Steinke

Nathan Vadeboncoeur

400m

Winnipeg, MB

Independent

Jason Wurster

Pole Vault

Stevensville, ON

Arye Rosenoer

Name

Position

Hometown

 

Les Gramantik

Head Coach

Calgary, AB

 

Ingrid Ruys

Team Manager

Sherwood, AB

 

Richard Crevier

Event Coach

Sherbrooke, QC

 

Brett Lumley

Event Coach

Windsor, ON

 

Carla Nicholls

Event Coach

Regina, SK

 

David Scott-Thomas

Event Coach

Guelph, ON

 

Jim Wardle

Event Coach

Guelph, ON

 

Ghislaine Robert

Team Physician

Montreal, ON

 

Scott Simpson

Physiotherapist

Victoria, BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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