Robert Esmie, Canada’s Gold Medalist in the 4x100m relay at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta is a great example of a world class athlete contributing to track and field by bringing his expertise to the coaching world. In a very few years, Blast Off, as he is known, is developing a stable of young athletes with a high potential future.
His South Fraser Track Club athletes will join the indoor season at the 6th Annual Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Indoor Games on Saturday, February 6th at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Each will be a threat to gain a spot on the podium in their age group division. Janelle Chhun and Amanda Moore hold the meet records in the 300m in the U12 and U14 divisions. In 2015 over 400 athletes of all ages participated in this competition on the 200m indoor track. The Richmond Olympic Oval facility is a legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The inaugural event in 2011 was the first indoor track and field event held in Metro Vancouver for almost 40 years.