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Canadian Paralympic and Olympic Team 2012

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada

CALGARY – Athletics Canada announced today the athletes that have been put forth to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for nomination to the 2012 Paralympic Games team and 2012 Olympic Games team.

Laurier Primeau, athletics Paralympic Games head coach, “The athletes headed to London have proven through their performances that they are able to compete with the best in the world on a consistent basis.  We will move forward into our final preparation phase with high expectations, athletes and staff have a singular focus now, to elicit the best result of the year at the most important competition of their lives.”

Alex Gardiner, athletics Olympic Games head coach, “This is the largest Olympic team Athletics Canada has selected in recent history. The Trials in Calgary proved to be the crucible we wanted to test our readiness for London. Competition was fierce and results have strengthened our confidence that we can have 4 or 5 athletes challenge for the podium and another half dozen achieve a top 8 or finalist position.”

Gardiner adds, “Our professional approach to athlete preparation supported by our major partner Own the Podium is proving out. We have a world class team of coaches, scientists and medical experts keeping the team healthy and focused.”

2012 Paralympic Games nominees

Name Event Hometown Personal Coach
Rachael Burrows T34 200m Barrie, ON Amanda Fader
Josh Cassidy T54 marathon Ottawa, ON Amanda Fader
Earle Connor T42 100m Calgary, AB Les Gramantik
Nathan Dewitt T34 100m Surrey, BC James Hustvedt
Braedon Dolfo T11-13 4x100m Langley, BC Kim Chapdelaine / Dwayne Lotnick
Jason Dunkerley T11 1500m Ottawa, ON Ray Elrick
Jonathan Dunkerley T11-13 4x100m Ottawa, ON Ray Elrick
Alexandre Dupont T53-54 4x400m Bradwell, SK Rick Reelie
Michel Filteau T54 marathon St. Jean Baptiste, QC Jean Laroche
Keira-Lyn Frie T54 5000m Saskatoon, SK Rick Reelie
Eric Gauthier T53-54 4x400m St-Faustin Lac-Carré, QC Jean Laroche
Andrew Heffernan Guide runner for Brandon King Ottawa, ON Hugh Conlin
Joshua Karanja Guide runner for Jason Dunkerley Ottawa, ON Ian Clark
Brandon King T11-13 4x100m Brampton, ON Hugh Conlin / Jennifer O’Brien
Brent Lakatos T53 400m Dorval, QC
Colin Mathieson T53-54 4x400m Winnipeg, MB Jean Laroche
Virginia McLachlan T35 200m Windsor, ON Ben Warnock
Alister McQueen T44 100m Calgary, AB Al Holm
Kyle Pettey F34 shot put Brampton, ON Ken Hall
Leah Robinson T37 400m Mannheim, ON Bruce Glebe
Diane Roy T54 400m Sherbrooke, QC Jean Laroche
Michelle Stilwell T52 100m Nanoose Bay, BC Peter Lawless
Curtis Thom T54 400m / T53-54 4x400m Mississauga, ON Ken Thom / Bob Schrader
Dustin Walsh T11-13 4x100m Coquitlam, BC Don Steen
Dylan Williamson Guide runner for Dustin Walsh Fort Langley, BC Don Steen
Sean Young Guide runner for Jonathan Dunkerley Ottawa, ON Ray Elrick

2012 Olympic Games nominees

Name Event Hometown Personal Coach
Mohammed Ahmed 10000m St. Catherines, ON Stuart Galloway / Mick Byrne
Dylan Armstrong Shot put Kamloops, BC Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Melissa Bishop 800m Eganville, ON Ray Elrick / Dennis Fairall
Mélanie Blouin Pole vault Quebec, QC Neil Martindale
Nathan Brannen 1500m Cambridge, ON Wynn Gmitroski
Jared Connaughton 200m Charlottetown, PEI Monte Stratton
Reid Coolsaet Marathon Hamilton, ON Dave Scott-Thomas
Derek Drouin High jump Corunna, ON Joel Skinner
Crystal Emmanuel 200m Scarborough, ON Desai Williams
Sultana Frizell Hammer throw Perth, ON Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Alex Genest 3000mSC Lac-aux-Sables, QC Dave Scott-Thomas
Phylicia George 100m / 100mH Markham, ON Anthony McCleary / Desai Williams
Eric Gillis Marathon Antigonish, NS Dave Scott-Thomas
Elizabeth Gleadle Javelin Vancouver, BC Larry Steinke
Inaki Gomez 20km RW Vancouver, BC Gerry Dragomir
Geoff Harris 800m Halifax, NS Heather Hennigar
Akeem Haynes 4x100m Calgary, AB John Cannon
Nikkita Holder 100mH Pickering, ON Desai Williams / Anthony McCleary
Julie Labonté Shot put Sainte-Justine, QC Craig Carter / Daniel Labonté
Cameron Levins 5000m Black Creek, BC Eric Houle
Segun Makinde 4x100m Ottawa, ON Glenroy Gilbert
Jenna Martin 400m Bridgewater, NS Charles Scarrow
Michael Mason High jump Nanoose Bay, BC Ziggy Szelagowicz
Curtis Moss Javelin Burnaby, BC Don Steen
Justin Rodhe Shot put Kamloops, BC Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Rachel Seaman 20km RW Peterborough, ON Tim Seaman
Nicole Sifuentes 1500m Winnipeg, MB Mike McGuire
Gavin Smellie 4x100m Etobicoke, ON Glenroy Gilbert
Jessica Smith 800m North Vancouver, BC Brit Townsend
Oluseyi Smith 4x100m Ottawa, ON Quin Sekulich
Heather Steacy Hammer throw Lethbridge, AB Larry Steinke
Jim Steacy Hammer throw Lethbridge, AB Larry Steinke
Hilary Stellingwerff 1500m Sarnia, ON Dave Scott-Thomas
Brianne Theisen Heptathlon Humboldt, SK Harry Marra
Damian Warner Decathlon London, ON Gar Leyshon
Ian Warner 4x100m Markham, ON Nate Wiens
Justyn Warner 100m / 4x100m Markham, ON Desai Williams / Anthony McCleary
Sarah Wells 400mH Unionville, ON David Hunt
Dylan Wykes Marathon Kingston, ON Richard Lee
Jessica Zelinka Heptathlon / 100mH London, ON Les Gramantik