Athletics Ontario, Athletics Canada, and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) are pleased to announce the 2013-14 athletes for Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI). This is the fourth year for this provincial program that assists our High Performance developing athletes with customized support that will enhance their training and take their performances to the next level. AO’s OHPSI plan is closely linked to Athletics Canada’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) and this system alignment is already showing its positive effects. The success of this program is indicated by the tremendous international achievements of our present and former OHPSI athletes. A special note of recognition should also go to the coaches who have done tremendous work developing and shaping the targeted athletes programs.
Continuing from 2012-13
|Khamica Bingham||94||100/200,||Desai Williams/Anthony McCleary|
|Shai-Ann Davis||94||100/200||Desai Williams/Anthony McCleary|
|Emma Galbraith||94||800/1500||Ray Elrick|
|Ashley Maddex||92||100mH||McCleary /Williams|
|Segun Makinde||91||110H/200||Glenroy Gilbert|
|Philip Osei||90||400m||Williams/ McCleary|
|Crystal Emmanuel||91||100/200m||Williams/ McCleary|
|Melissa Bishop||89||800m||Dennis Fairall|
|Dontae Richards-Kwok||89||100/200||Williams/ McCleary|
|Tremaine Harris||92||200/400||Williams/ McCleary|
|Sarah Wells||89||400mH||Dave Hunt|
|Ross Proudfoot||92||1500m||Dave Scott-Thomas|
|Noelle Montcalm||88||400mH||Don Garrod|
|Taylor Stewart||91||LJ||Vickie Croley/Frank Earle|
|Alicia Brown||90||400m||Bob Westman|
|Robin Bone||94||PV||Dave Collins|
|Heather Hamilton||88||PV||Tom Moss|
|Gabriela Stafford||94||1500||Terry Radachenko|
|Mohamed Souleiman||93||1500||Ray Elrick|
|Anthony Romaniw||91||1500m||Dave Scott-Thomas|
|Daundre Barnaby||90||400m||Williams/ McCleary|
Sue Wise, AO High Performance Coordinator, “believes that the support from CSIO has been instrumental in the development of AO athletes. It has taken their training, recovery, therapy, nutrition and mental training to the next level. These “rising stars” can now compete with the top nations in our sport.”
Debbie Low, CEO of CSIO states, “With funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, CSIO has developed and launched the Ontario High Performance Initiative. We believe that providing a clear performance pathway for targeted athletes and coaches will help Ontario lead the way to the podium at the 2015 Pan Am Games and beyond. Specifically, athletes and coaches will have the ability to integrate Sport Science and Sport Medicine into their respective programs. They will also have the ability to access funds to assist in their competition travel, training camp attendance, and enhance their daily training environment. This type of support will be instrumental in setting the stage for the transition of athletes from elite development to the more senior levels of Athletics Canada National Team programming”.
Noelle Montcalm (Canadian Sr. Champion (400mH), World Championship Team Member), stated that “The OHPSI program has been a tremendous help in reaching many of my athletic goals. The funding and specific assistance I’ve received has helped me to train and compete at a higher level this season. Without the continued support I’ve received, I would not be able to reach the next level of success in this sport”.
About CSIO Ontario
The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a multi-sport organization that supports elite sport development and performance in Ontario through long-term partnerships with Provincial and National Sport Organizations. These relationships enable the CSIO to deliver holistic programs and sport science services to high performance coaches and athletes that enhance their ability to achieve international success.