Team Canada medal count upgraded at 2013 FISU Summer Universiade following doping infractions

Toronto (U SPORTS) – Team Canada saw its medal haul at the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade rise to 17 medals on Monday, following doping sanctions handed down by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

The men’s 4 x 400-metre relay team consisting of Michael Robertson (University of Ottawa), Benjamin Ayesu-Attah (University of Idaho), Tyler Harper (South Plains College) and Brendon Rodney (Long Island University – Brooklyn) have been upgraded to gold from silver.

In addition, Chantelle Groenewoud (University of Illinois) has been promoted to a bronze medal from fourth place in the women’s 3000-metre steeplechase.

Canada’s medal count from the 2013 FISU Summer Universiade held in Kazan, Russia, now stands at three gold, four silver and 10 bronze.

“U SPORTS celebrates the efforts of these five student-athletes,” said U SPORTS President and CEO Graham Brown. “We congratulate them on their success at the 2013 FISU Summer Games and applaud FISU for its rigorous anti-doping efforts.”

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, over 14,000 student athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit or follow us on:

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Ken Saint-Eloy, U SPORTS
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Cell: 647-871-7595

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