Conestoga graduates Mandy Bujold and Korey Jarvis will represent Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games which begin August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. Bujold and Jarvis are among 10,500 athletes who will compete across more than 300 events representing 42 sports.
Bujold, a 2007 Business grad, will face Uzbekistan’s Yodgoroy Mirzaeva on August 12 in women’s fly weight boxing. The match marks Bujold’s first Olympic appearance; she previously won gold in the 2011 and 2015 Pan Am Games and earned her spot in Rio with a gold medal win at the American Continental Qualifier in March 2016.
“There’s something inside me that just won’t let me quit,” said Bujold in a CBC “My Moment” athlete profile. “You know that it’s not only you you’re representing. You’re representing your community, your city, your province and your country and it just makes you feel proud.”
Jarvis, a 2007 Welding Engineering Technician graduate, will also make his first Olympic appearance as part of Canada’s wrestling team. Jarvis won silver in the 125 kg freestyle division at the 2015 Pan Am Games and secured his spot in Rio with a second place finish at the continental qualifier in March. Jarvis will compete in the men’s freestyle 125 kg wrestling category on August 20.