– Michelle Toro, Rio Olympic bronze medalist, to headline awards night as guest speaker –
October 23, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced its annual award winners and that Rio Olympic swimmer and bronze medalist Michelle Toro will be the award celebration’s keynote speaker on November on 24th.
Major contributions to the sport in Ontario and International successes were the theme of this year’s award recipients. Award winners’ achievements will be recognized through Triathlon Ontario’s social media channels during the weeks leading up to next month’s annual awards celebration.
Michelle was born in South Africa and moved to Canada with her family when she was six years old. She started swimming when she was eight with the North York Aquatic Club, later earning an NCAA scholarship from Ohio State University. Michelle joined the national team in 2014, specializing in the sprint freestyle events, and has since won medals for Canada at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, World Short Course Championships and the highlight, a bronze medal from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Michelle retired from swimming in March of 2018 and is currently a nursing student at the University of Toronto, class of 2019, with plans to specialize in pediatrics.
About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.
GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events. The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.