On Sunday a record six Lion athletes were named to represent Canada at the upcoming Pan American Games in Toronto. The Lions contingent is lead by defending hammer throw silver medalist, Sultana Frizell. This will be the third Pan Am Games for the Perth native, who was also a seventh place finisher eight years ago in Rio de Janerio. Frizell will be joined by Commonwealth Games medalist Tim Nedow, who will compete in both the shot put and discus and 2012 Olympian Melissa Bishop in the 800m.
Making their Pan Am Games debut will be sprint hurdler Sekou Kaba and decathlete Patrick Arbour. Both men have experience in a multi sport games environment as Kaba was Francophone Games champion in 2013, while Arbour was an eighth place finisher at the World University Games in 2013.
The athlete contingent is completed with the addition of Michael Robertson who will once again represent Canada on the 4x400m relay team. It was four years ago when Mike received his first major senior appointment to the Pan Am team in Mexico where he helped the Canadian team to a seventh place finish.
Also named to the team is relay coach Glenroy Gilbert who has recently retaken the lead of the Canadian men’s 4x100m relay program. Gilbert is also the only Lion to ever win Pan Am gold, taking the 100m title at the 1995 Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
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