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Green travels to Switzerland for an international sporting event

Michio Green was a member of the La Ronge Nordic Ski Club. (Photo submitted / Michio Green)

Through Derek Cornet


November 19, 2021 | 12:14

Michio Green has been selected to compete in biathlon at the 2021 International University Sports Federation Winter Universiade in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The competition kicks off on December 11 and Green plans to stay in Switzerland for a week and a half. To qualify for the event, he competed in test races in November and the top four athletes with the highest overall percentages were allowed to attend.

“This is something that I have been planning since I started going to college,” he said. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m actually very happy because with COVID it was postponed and I was a little worried about whether or not it would happen, but it looks like it’s happening this year, so I’m excited. “

The Winter Universiade will mark Green’s first appearance at an international event. He would have liked to attend such an event earlier, but said he was busy attending college and did not have the financial resources to do so. Green graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA in Kinesiology over the summer.