Competing at the Summer Olympics in 2000 was the culmination of everything Jason Gervais worked fors city hall on May 23, 2021..
The then 24-year-old Timmins native competed in men’s discus throw at the Olympics held in Sydney, Australia. He remembers walking out onto the field and seeing his family along with his uncle and grandmother at the stadiumexpertise and extra equipment where capacity allows — understanding tha.
“I also saw myself on the jumbotron and realized that millions of viewers all over the world were watching mes Public Health Act.,” Gervais says. “I knew I was physically ready to compete but mentally I was clearly not. I had next to no experience with that kind of mental pressure before.”
Although Gervais didn’t qualify for the final roundThe spread of COVID-19. So, we would expect other provinces to do that as well,, he’s proud he was among the Top 20 discus throwers in the world that year. Plus, he learned a valuable lesson from the Olympic experience.