Stephanie Barrett to be Nominated for Tokyo 2020
As per its Internal Nomination Procedure, Archery Canada is pleased to announce that it will be nominating Stephanie Barrett to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Final Archery Canada nominations to the COC will be completed after the Final Olympic Qualifier in late June.
As a result of meeting all of the selection and eligibility criteria, and once approved by the COC, Barrett will continue a proud tradition of representing Archery Canada in the women’s competition at the Olympics Games. Barrett is also eligible to compete in the Mixed Team event, which sees its introduction as a fifth medal event for Archery in Tokyo.
In addition to the Olympic quota spot earned by Barrett at the 2021 Continental Qualifier in Mexico, Archery Canada has also secured a men’s quota spot through its performance at the 2019 Lima Pan Am Games.
Canada was last represented at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by Georcy-Stéphanie Thiffeault Picard. Prior to Rio, Marie-Pier Beaudet represented Canada at three consecutive Games in 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London.
Commenting on her upcoming nomination to the Olympic Games, Barrett said “This has been a dream since I was very young and with the support of so many amazing people, I’m another step closer to the dream becoming reality. It has been an honour wearing the Maple Leaf and I’m absolutely thrilled that I may have the opportunity to stand on the podium in Tokyo and bring home a medal to Canada.”
“We are delighted to have won a women’s quota spot for Tokyo to now be eligible to compete in 3 out of the 5 available medal events” commented Alan Brahmst, High Performance Director and added “meanwhile, the final qualification for full team quotas of 3 men and women each are still ahead of us in Paris in June and we are looking for peak performance there as well as in Tokyo”.
Along with the men’s team of Conner Sorley, Eric Peters, Crispin Duenas and Brian Maxwell, Barrett will leave for the second World Cup of the season in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 13th as a critical competition element in her ongoing preparation for Tokyo.
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