Olympians to Compete In Ottawa

With the start of the Olympic Games quickly approaching, the final Ottawa Summer Twilight Series meeting of the the 2016 season will provide a perfect send off for four club members as they prepare to step up on the global stage in Rio.

In attendance will be 2012 Olympian Oluwasegun Makinde as well as first time Olympians Farah Jacques, Sekou Kaba and Tim Nedow.

Both Makinde and Jacques, members of Canada’s 4x100m relay entries in Rio, are scheduled to compete in the 100m and 200m events Wednesday night as part of their final Olympic preparation. Makinde was a fifth place finisher over 100m at the recent Canadian Trials in Edmonton, while Jacques was a bronze medalist over 200m.

Tim Nedow, a Pan American Games silver medalist in 2015, and World Championship semi-finalist Sekou Kaba will be in attendance Wednesday night to meet with fans and the media, but will not be competing.

Also available for media interviews Wednesday will be Glenroy Gilbert, Power, Speed Events and Relays Coach for Athletics Canada. Rio will mark Glenroy’s ninth Olympic team, and his fourth as the lead coach of Canada’s relay teams.

Events begin at 7pm with the sprint hurdles and followed by the 100m on a rolling schedule. The full schedule can be found here.