Megann Rhode Named to Canadian Track & Field Team To Compete at Commonwealth Games
Friday, August 06, 2010
TMegann Rhode, a 2007 Calvin College graduate, has been selected to represent Canada in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Rhode will compete in the hammer throw for Canada with the games scheduled to be held October 6-12.
Rhode is one of three hammer throwers on the Canadian track and field team that will travel to India for the Commonwealth Games.
The Commonwealth Games competition is a multinational, multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Organized every four years, they are the third-largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Summer Olympic Games and the Asian Games.
As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball.
Rhode is currently training with the Kamloops Track and Field Club in Kamploops, British Columbia. Last weekend, she took third in the hammer throw at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Toronto, Ontario.