Brampton athletes to watch at Rio 2016

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On August 5, 2016, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially begin. Canada is sending 314 athletes to compete in the Olympics, including six athletes who were either born in Brampton or consider the city as their hometown.

Canada is expecting to send 155 athletes to the Paralympics, which happen in September. Currently, 110 athletes are finalized, and none are from Brampton.

Brampton will be airing the Olympics on the Garden Square screen. A schedule will on the city’s website within the next few days.


Brendon Rodney

brendon-rodneySport: Athletics

Born: Etobicoke, Ontario

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Recent results: 9th at 200m at Pan Am 2015, Bronze at 4X100m relay and 19th at 200m at IAAF World Championship 2015

Rio 2016 events: 

Men’s 200m
First round: August 16 at 10:50 a.m.

Men’s 4X100m Relay
First round:
August 18 at 10:40 a.m.

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David Hearn

david-hearnSport: Golf

Born: Brampton, Ontario

Hometown: Brantford, Ontario

Rio 2016 events:

Men’s individual
August 11 at 6:30 a.m.

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Kadeisha Buchanan

kadeisha_buchanan_webSport: Soccer

Born: Toronto, Ontario

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Recent results: Silver at 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier, Quarterfinals at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015, 4th at Pan Am Toronto 2015

Rio 2016 events:

Women’s soccer

First match vs. Australia on August 3: Won 2-0

Next match: August 6 at 2:00 p.m. vs Zimbabwe

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Khamica Bingham

Sport: Athletics

Born: North York, Ontario

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Recent results: 6th at 100m and bronze at 4X100m relay at Pan Am Toronto 2015, 6th at 4X100m relay at IAAF World Championship 2015

Rio 2016 events:

Women’s 100m
First round: August 12 at 10:55 a.m.

Women’s 4X100m relay
First round: August 18 at 10:20 a.m.

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Kyle Reyes

kyle_reyes_webSport: Judo

Born: Brampton, Ontario

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Recent results: Silver at 2016 Pan Am Championship, Bronze at 2015 Pan Am Toronto 2015

Rio 2016 events:

Men’s 100 kg
First round: August 11 at 9:00 a.m.

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Tamara Tatham

tamara-tatham_1340pxSport: Basketball

Born: East York, Ontario

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario

Recent results: Gold at Pan Am Toronto 2015, Gold at FIBA Americas 2015, 5th at FIBA World Championship 2014

Rio 2016 events:

Women’s Basketball

First round: August 6 at 1:15 p.m. vs. China

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