Brampton’s Summer Olympians to Watch

Caught the Olympic fever yet? We’ve counted seven (7) Olympic athletes with Brampton roots that will be competing. These athletes were either born in Brampton or call it home. As you watch the games over the next couple of weeks, keep an eye out for these athletes and cheer extra hard for them.

Athlete Sport Previous Accomplishments
Christabel Nettey
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Women’s Long Jump

  • 8/16 – Did not qualify for final round after jumping 6.37m
  • Gold – 2015 Pan American Games
  • Bronze – 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Bronze – 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie
  • Silver – 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Gold – 2012 NACAC Under 23 Championships
  • Silver – 2009 Pan American Junior Championships
David Hearn

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Men’s Golf

  • Round 1 – Shot a 73 for a +2
  • Round 2 – Shot a 70 for a -1
  • Round 3 – Shot a 74 for a +3
  • Round 4 – Shot a 66 for a -5

Finished tied for 30th place with a -1

  • PGA Tour Win – 2015 Greenbrier Classic
  • PGA Tour Win – 2013 John Deere Classic
Brendon Rodney
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Men’s 200m
Men’s 4x100m Relay

  • 8/16 – Round 1 Elimination – Ran in 20.34s
  • 8/18 – Qualified for finals with a time of 37.89s
  • 8/19 @ 9:35 PM – 4x100m – Finals
  • Second Canadian to run 200m in under 20 seconds
Kadeisha Buchanan
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Women’s Football (Soccer)

  • 8/3 – Played 90 minutes in 2 – 0 win over Australia
  • 8/6 – Played 90 minutes in 3 – 1 victory over Zimbabwe
  • 8/9 – Did not play in 2 – 1 win over Germany
  • 8/12- Played 9- minutes in 1 – 0 victory over France in the quarterfinals
  • 8/16 – Played 90 minutes in 2 – 0 loss to Germany in the semifinals.
  • 8/19 – 2 to 1 victory over host Brazil to with the bronze medal.
  • Silver – 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under 17 Championship
  • 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player Award
  • 2013 Canada’s Under-20 Women’s Player of the Year
Khamica Bingham

Khamica Bingham Athletics - Sprints OES December 10, 2015. COC Photo by Jason Ransom

Women’s 100m
Women’s 4x100m Relay

  • 8/12 Preliminary Round – Bye into Round 1
  • 8/12 – Eliminated – Finished 3rd, running an 11.41s in her Round 1 Heat
  • 8/18 – Qualified for finals with a time of 42.70s
  • 8/19 – 9:15 PM – 4x100m – Finals
  • Gold – 2014 CIS Championships (60m)
  • Gold – 2014 CIS Championships (300m)
  • Gold – 2014 CIS Championships (4x200m Relay)
Kyle Reyes
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Men’s Judo – 100 kg

Round of 32 – Eliminated after loss to Henk Grol of the Netherlands (101 – 0S1)

Gold – 2013 World Junior Championships
Tamara Tatham
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Women’s Basketball

  • 8/6 – 20 points & 6 rebounds in a 90 – 68 win vs. China
  • 8/8 – 7 points 4 rebounds in a 71 – 67 comeback win over Serbia
  • 8/10 – 13 points and 10 rebounds in 68 to 58 win over Senegal
  • 8/12 – Scored 5 points and collected 1 rebound in 81 – 51 loss versus the United States
  • 8/14 – 4 points and 4 rebounds in 73 – 60 loss to Spain
  • 8/16 – 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 68 to 63 loss to France in the quarterfinals
  • Gold – 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championships
  • Gold – 2015 Pan American Games
  • Silver – 2013 FIBA Americas Women’s Championships

 

From the list of accomplishments its not hard to imagine any one of them bringing hardware home to Brampton after the conclusion of the games. These athletes have worked hard all their lives at their individual disciplines.  Brampton Focus congratulates all of them for reaching the Olympics.

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