TWU Spartans alums compete for Canada at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Trinity Western University will have a group of six as part of Canada's Olympic contingent in Tokyo this summer, as five Spartan alums and TWU's head athletic therapist will be wearing the Maple Leaf in Japan. 

As has become commonplace, the Canadian men's volleyball team will have a strong Spartans flavour, with three TWU alums named to Canada's 12-man roster, including Steven Marshall ('13, Abbotsford, B.C.), Ryan Sclater ('17, Port Coquitlam, B.C.) and Lucas Van Berkel ('14, Edmonton). 

On the track, Spartan alum Regan Yee ('18, South Hazelton, B.C.) will represent Canada in the 3000m steeplechase, after qualifying for the Olympics with a Canadian record time of 9:27.54. 

In a last-minute addition to Canada's cycling team, fellow track and field alum Alison Jackson ('14, Vermillion, Alta.) will compete in the women's road race, after she was initially marked as a non-travelling alternate. Jackson, who was Canada's top road race finisher at both the 2019 and 2020 World Championships, received a call earlier this week informing her she had been added to the Canadian team after another country withdrew from the competition. 

Natalie Ghobrial who is the Spartans head athletic therapist, will also be in Tokyo, as she will work with Canada's women's softball team as the athletic therapist.

The Tokyo Olympic Games will be hosted July 23, 2021 - August 8, 2021.

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