ORR Athletes heading to Rio!

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016

The Ottawa River Runners has many reasons to be proud as two of our club members have been named to the Canadian Olympic Team and will be representing Canada in Rio this August.

Cam Smedley and Michael Tayler both earned their spots in the recently held National Team Trials and Olympic qualifier in Spain. This will be Cam's first Olympics while Michael enters the Rio Games with his experience competing in London in 2012. Cam will be racing in C1 while Michael races K1.

Cam and Michael have just left for Rio for the first of two training camps in preparation for the Canoe Slalom competition which begins August 7th.

Here is the link to last week's CBC Radio interview with Alan Neil:

https://soundcloud.com/cbcottawa1/two-local-slalom-paddlers-en-route-to-rio-olympics

Congratulations to both Cam and Michael on their accomplishment and best of luck in Rio.

 

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