Telfer Student Accepted to the Canadian Olympic Team
byTelfer School of Management
Following the conclusion of the 2012 Canadian Track and Field Trials, Athletics Canada named their list of athletes who are bound for the London Olympic Games. Third year Telfer BCom student Oluwasegun Makinde, known as Segun, was named as one of the members of Canada's 4x100m Olympic relay team after he captured a national silver medal in the 200m.
Segun and his younger brother Tolu, who also competes with the Gee-Gees track and field team, attended Colonel By Seconday School in Ottawa. Both brothers were members of the double-gold winning uOttawa relay team at the 2012 CIS Track and Field Championships. Segun won this year's OUA gold medal in the 300m, but slipped to 5th at the CIS Championships.
Makinde, who is coached by five-time Olympian Glenroy Gilbert, is already an experienced international competitor. He represented Canada at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008, and more recently came fifth in the 200m at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China last September.
Here [This link is no longer available] is the link to the official results from the Canadian Trials results page where he came 2nd.