Jo-Annie Fortin, a 21-year-old psychology freshman at McGill University, finished fourth with the Canadian synchronized swim squad in the team routine final at the Olympics, Friday. Fortin, a Montrealer, had the best finish of the six McGillians that competed at the London Games. Ten other McGill grads served at the Games as coaches or administrators.
Jo-Annie Fortin, a Montreal native who is a psychology freshman at McGill University, made her Olympic debut Thursday in the synchronized swimming team event, where Canada sits a disappointing fourth after the opening round with a score of 94.4 points out of a possible 100 for their technical swim.
Former McGill University swimmer Victoria Poon of LaSalle, Que., finished fifth in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay (3:39.60) at the Summer Olympics on Saturday.Rowers Douglas Vandor of Dewittville, Que., and Derek O'Farrell of Montreal - who both got their start in a McGill novice boat - are slated to make their Olympic debut at the Summer Games on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
McGill captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy for most points scored to win their eighth consecutive Canadian University Synchronized Swim League championship in Calgary on Feb. 4.
The McGill women's synchronized swimming team competed at the CUSSL Eastern Canadian championships hosted by the University of Guelph on Saturday.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.