Thursday, 15 April 2010

CWG Baton reaches Canada

Canadian kick-off for the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) is being held in Toronto today, Wednesday April 14, at Metro Hall Square.

More than 20 athletes, including some of Canada’s top Commonwealth Games prospects as well as legendary veterans of the Games will take part in the relay, organizers tout.

The Games is scheduled to take place in Delhi, India from Oct. 3 to 14, 2010. The relay, which began on Oct. 29 last year at London’s Buckingham Palace, is part of a 190,000 kilometer route connecting 71 nations and territories that make up the Commonwealth of Nations.

Canadian baton bearers include:

James Worrall, Athletics, 1934 Games Silver Medalist (London, England) and flag bearer for Team Canada at the 1936 Olympics (Berlin, Germany)

Ohenewa Akuffo, Wrestling, 2008 World Championships Bronze Medalist and 2010 Commonwealth Games hopeful

Chelsea Gotell, Swimming, 5 -time Medalist, 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China), and 2010 Commonwealth Games hopeful

Dr. Bruce Kidd, Athletics, 1962 Commonwealth Games Champion (Perth, Australia), founding member of Commonwealth Games Canada’s International Development through Sport Program

Alexandra Orlando, Rhythmic Gymnastics, 6-time Gold Medalist, 2006 Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, Australia)

Martha Deacon, Team Canada Chef de Mission, 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.


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