January 7, 2020

Jerome Indoor Games is the site of identification of future Olympians

The 10th edition of the Jerome Indoor Games may well identify some of Canada's Olympic team over the next decade. Close to 500 athletes will enter the only indoor competition on the coast of British Columbia. The Richmond Olympic Oval on the banks of the Fraser River, is a legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics and provides a warm indoor 200m track for the first competition of the new decade. The upcoming Summer Olympic Games will be in 2020 Tokyo, 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles. You can be sure that some of these entries will be on one or more of these Canadian Teams.

Already the excitement to represent the country at the Tokyo Olympic Games has caused some athletes to jump the gun by participating at indoor competitions in the Eastern seaboard in late 2019. Quebec's Charles Philibert-Thiboutot leads the way with an outstanding 5000m

Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

Zoe Sherar of Guelph University leads the women's list with a quick 300m in December with Toronto's Brittany Crew close behind with a shot put of 18.10m

Zoe Sherar on right
Kieran Lumb on left

UBC's Kieran Lumb traveled to the east coast to record a fast time of 13:54.44 in the 5000m indoors after winning the Canadian Cross Country title.