Yours to Discover: Team Canada and the Ontario Athletes for the 2016 Olympic &Paralympic Games
For Immediate Release
TORONTO (July 29, 2016) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate the 2 athletes nominated to the Canadian Olympic Trampoline Team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The two athletes are:
- Jason Burnett, Nobleton, ON – 2008 Olympic Silver Medallist
- Rosie MacLennan, King City, ON – 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist & Rio 2016 Team Canada Flag Bearer
Samantha Sendel of Aurora, ON was named as an alternate for the Team.
Jason and Rosie, as well as Samantha, have each been supported by CSIO during their career, working closely with CSIO sport science and sport medicine staff who are a vital part of the athletes’ Integrated Support Team (IST). The athletes and their coaches have access to CSIO expert practitioners including Chris Chapman (Strength and Conditioning); Judy Goss (Mental Performance); and Kylie Gibson (Physiotherapy); Heather Sprenger, Devon Frayne, Lindsay Musalem, and Elton Fernandes (Physical Testing and Physiology), as well as Biomechanics and Performance Analysis support that was provided throughout this quadrennial.
“The Ontario-based Trampoline athletes are some of the best elite athletes in their sport in the world. Jason and Rosie are former Olympic medalists with long track records of international podium success. Rosie heads into Rio as the reigning Olympic champion and CSIO is extremely proud to have contributed to her daily training environment, delivering sport science and sport medicine support throughout the last two quadrennials. Best of luck to Team Canada in Rio!”
Director, High Performance Sport, CSIO
“CSIO wishes to congratulate Jason and Rosie on being named to Team Canada for the Olympic Games, as well as to Rosie for being named Team Canada Flag Bearer for the Opening Ceremonies. We are very proud of our partnership with Gymnastics Canada, Sport Canada, and Own the Podium and look forward to cheering on the athletes at the Games!”
Chief Executive Officer, CSIO
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.
CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite location at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector. www.csiontario.ca
Photo: The Canadian Olympic Committee