Dalhousie Olympians viewing guide
Post your best wishes for Dal's athletes
Staff - July 25, 2012
Updated August 9
Dalhousie is ready to take London by storm.
Of the 11 Nova Scotians representing Team Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games, five have Dalhousie connections:
- David Sharpe, science student, swimming
- Jason McCoombs, science student, men’s canoe single (C1)
- Mark de Jonge, engineering alumnus, men’s kayak single (K1), 200m
- Geoff Harris, arts alumnus, athletics, 800m
- Danielle Dubé, management alumna, sailing, laser radial
Post your well-wishes for Dalhousie’s Olympians in the comments!
And if you’re keen to watch these athletes in action, check out our viewer’s guide below. (Fair warning: many of them are competing in morning events – which means a very early morning if you want to watch them compete live.)
Swimming, paddling and athletics heats are presently scheduled for broadcast live on CTV. The medal race in sailing will be broadcast online at CTV.ca’s World Feed. All times AST.
David Sharpe – swimming, 200m butterfly
- Sharpe competed on Monday, July 23 and put in a strong effort in his heat. He was pushing for second place at the halfway mark, but finished seventh in the heat and 31st overall in the field. He told the Chronicle Herald that he already has his sights on the 2013 world championships and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Geoff Harris – athletics, 800m
- Harris won a spot in the 800m semi-finals by running a career-best 1:45:97 in his heat Monday morning, finishing second. His time was slightly slower in semis, and his 1:46:14 placed him seventh and out of the medal race. He said his Olympic experience was “all I hoped for and more.”
Follow Geoff on Twitter @geoff800
Jason McCoombs – C1 single, 200m
Jason did well enough in his opening heat on Friday, August 10 to make it to the C1 200m semifinals. He held strong through the entire race, but his fourth-place finish at 42.255 wasn't enough to move on to the medal showdown.
Follow Jason on Twitter @JasonMcCoombs
Mark de Jonge – K1 single, 200m
Mark dominated his opening heat on Friday, August 10, and then pulled off a narrow .002 of a second victory in his semifinal less than two hours later. In the championship race, de Jonge pushed hard to the finish line and ended up in third, bringing home the bronze medal!
Follow Mark on Twitter @markadejonge
Danielle Dubé – sailing, laser radial
- Dubé's Olympics came to a close following the completion of her 10 preliminary races. The only Canadian in the laser radial event, she finished ranked 27th in the field. Her highest finish in any individual race was 17th.
Follow Danielle on Twitter @DubeSailing