It was a successful week at the Canada Summer Games for 400m sprinter Devin Biocchi. The soon to be senior at the University of Ottawa started off by picking up bronze in the individual 400m on Thursday with a last second surge at the line. The late surge gave Biocchi the edge over the fourth and fifth place finishes by a grand total of 0.003 seconds. Devin would follow that performance up the next day running the final leg of the Ontario 4x400m relay, crossing the line in 3:07.45 to capture gold and set a new Canada Games Record.
Also in Sherbrooke, Devyani Biswal completed her season with a sixth place finish in the 100m hurdles, crossing the line in 14.43 on a rain soaked track at the University of Sherbrooke. In the men’s 1500m final, Mohamed Souleiman completed three and three quarter laps in 3:48.76 to finish fifth at the games. Rounding out the results for Lions athletes was Alex Berhe who finished 11th in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:59.72.
In the forty years since the Ottawa Lions were founded in the fall of 1973, club athletes have represented Ontario or Quebec at each and every Summer Games, winning a total of 35 medals, including at least one at each Games since 1981.