Biography:

Every two years Anthony Romaniw has enjoyed a general feeling of Canadian pride while watching the Olympic Games, inspiring his dream of competing for Team Canada. He wore the maple leaf at the 2013 Summer Universiade where he posted the fastest time in the 800m semifinals but ended up seventh in the final. He also made his IAAF World Championship debut in 2013. Romaniw won 800m silver at the 2013 Canadian Championships and bronze in 2014. He’s also won multiple medals at the CIS Championships, including silver in the 600m and 1000m in 2014, to go with his 600m gold and 1000m silver in 2013. Romaniw was a member of Team Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Gene and Sherry… Older brother Chris was always his biggest motivator and role model as captain of the high school track team when he was a freshman… Younger sister Olivia… Getting into the Sport: Started running track at age 10… Was always known for being the fastest kid in school so it was expected that he would represent the school at city competitions… The more he competed, the more he loved running… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading science fiction, playing guitar, cycling… Favourite off season activity is floating on the water in his canoe… Graduated from the University of Guelph after transferring from Dartmouth College in his second year… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Tony Romo… Always travels with a picture of Jesus and Saint Anthony… Favourite motto: “Journey over destination”…