Mayor and Council congratulate Oakville’s Olympic athletes
Town plans to recognize athletes in a fall celebration
As the 2012 London Olympics approach a conclusion, the Mayor and Council wish to congratulate all of Oakville’s Olympic athletes.
“Oakville has been very well represented by our local athletes who have harnessed our community spirit and brought it forward to the international stage as part of the summer games,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Our athletes have made our town and our country extremely proud. It has been fun watching them compete and we plan to recognize their accomplishments during a fall celebration.”
In total, five Oakville athletes are competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games: Adam van Koeverden, Diana Matheson, Douglas Csima, Kyle Jones and Tera Van Beilen.
Notable results by Oakville athletes include: Adam van Koeverden’s silver medal in the men's kayak single (K1) 1000m, Douglas Csima’s silver medal in the men’s 8 + rowing competition, and Diana Matheson's winning goal and bronze medal as part of the women's soccer team. Crossing the line in 25th, Kyle Jones was the highest finishing Canadian triathlete in the London 2012 Olympic Games, and Tera Van Beilen just missed reaching the finals of the 100m breaststroke after participating in a swim-off against Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson.
It’s worth noting the importance of our local sports clubs and Oakville’s world class facilities in helping athletes to nurture their talent from a very young age, allowing them to go on and excel in international competition.
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