U of G Athletes Compete at Beijing, Tokyo Olympics

Current U of G athletes and alumni participated in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Tokyo Summer Games (held in 2021).
At the Beijing Winter Games, Cody Sorensen, B.Comm. ’08, competed in the four-man bobsleigh competition, placing ninth overall. Mirela Rahneva, B.Comm. ’11, placed fifth in a career best in women’s skeleton. Former U of G student Mikkel Aagaard was a “practice player” for the Danish men’s hockey team. Dustin McCrank, BA ’11, officiated as a linesman for the men’s Olympic hockey tournament. For the Tokyo Summer Games, sailor Sarah Douglas finished sixth in her Olympic debut for the best women’s individual performance in the sport’s history in Canada. Cross-country runner Andrea Seccafien, BA ’13, competed in the women’s 5,000- and 10,000-metre runs, and Genevieve Lalonde, B.Sc. ’14, MA ’17, beat the Canadian 3,000-metre steeplechase record twice. Canada’s eight-person artistic swimming team included U of G psychology student Emily Armstrong. Britt Benn, BA ’14, was a member of the Canadian women’s sevens rugby team, and Joanna Brown, B.Comm. ’15, competed in women’s triathlon.

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