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Gee-Gees Olympians & Paralympians

Sekou Kaba, Natasha Watcham-Roy with bronze medal, Segun Makinde in Olympic jackets at Matt Anthony Field
Sekou Kaba, Natasha Watcham-Roy, and Segun Makinde at Matt Anthony Field in 2016.

The Gee-Gees have been well represented at the Olympic and Paralympic Games over the course of sporting history at uOttawa.

Gee-Gees women's rugby captain Natasha Watcham-Roy captured a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games with Canada's Rugby Sevens team - one of the most notable recent performances by a Gee-Gee as an Olympic athlete.

In 2016, Watcham-Roy was joined in Rio de Janiero by five additional Gee-Gees student-athletes:

Camille Bérubé - Para-swimming

Sekou Kaba - Athletics

Oluwasegun Makinde - Athletics

Cristy Nurse - Rowing

Andrew Todd - Para-rowing

In 2018, Kim Thompson, a Gee-Gees women’s hockey alumna and current professor at uOttawa was on the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team staff in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Orleans, Ontario native was the team’s Mental Training Consultant, helping Canada to a silver medal.

Varsity Athletics is developing a historical list of University of Ottawa athletes, coaches, and staff who have competed at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In addition to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Gee-Gees student-athletes and alumni have been named to Canadian teams at the Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and the FISU Universiades