I am thrilled to announce that I have been named to Team Canada for the 2015 FISU Games (aka The Universiade) that are being held in South Korea in July. The FISU Games are an international sporting event that takes place every two years. Athletes from around the world compete in 13 disciplines including athletics. These Games are considered second only to the Olympics.
Unfortunately, committing to representing Canada at these Games means I am no longer eligible for any other teams this summer including the Pan Am Games as both events will be taking place around the same time. It is a big decision that many athletes have had to face. However, I believe that this is the right decision for my road to rio. Although I will not have the chance to qualify for the Pan Am Games, I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be one of Ottawa’s Pan Am torchbearers! I am honoured to have been chosen to be a part of the “kick-off” and will be cheering for all of the athletes who will be representing Canada on home turf!
Details of the event
Date: June 30th, 2015
Anticipated segment start time: 14:58
Anticipated segment address: 59-119 Sparks Street
I will post another update providing more details about the TorchRelay and FISU games later in the month.
Thanks again to everyone who supported me this season! I am off to a great start and cannot wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for me!