The Glengarry News

Olympic connections

richard Aug 19, 2016 - 8:56am

Many Glengarrians have had special reasons to cheer on Canadian athletes at the Rio Olympics.

Gold-medal winning high jumper Derek Drouin has in the past got lifts from Jean-François Ménard, the Green Valley native who as a performance psychology specialist has worked with some of the world’s top athletes.

Meanwhile, Dannie Boyd, of Kingston, was being backed by her aunt Mary McCrimmon Leduc, and uncle Donald McCrimmon, of McCrimmon, as she competed in sailing earlier Meanwhile, fencer Joseph Polossifakis, 25, of Montréal, has Alexandria links. His mother was raised in Alexandria and his grandfather Louis Pavlounis is the owner of the Alexandria Pizzeria.