Manitoba finishes 7th overall at Canada Games

The Canada Games, which are held every four years, recently took place in Prince Edward Island. Over the course of two weeks, teams from all over Canada participated in numerous sports competitions. Manitoba finished seventh overall with a total of 24 medals earned:

Cycling female — Leah Frances Kirchmann
Rowing single skull female — Claudia Blandford
Swimming 100 m freestyle female — Chantal Van Landeghem
Swimming 100 m backstroke female — Chantal Van Landeghem
Volleyball indoor female — Manitoba (including two Bison athletes Nicole Hall and Kristi Hunter)

Athletics 400 m male — Quin Ferguson (Bison athlete)
Athletics 400 m female — Carly Paracholski
Canoe-kayak 2,000 m male — Andri Shchudlo
Cycling female — Karlee Gendron
Swimming 50 m freestyle female — Chantal Van Landeghem
Swimming 800 m freestyle female — Leah Daniel
Swimming 1500 m freestyle female — Leah Daniel
Swimming 200 m backstroke female — Chantal Van Landeghem
Triathlon team female — Manitoba
Triathlon individual female — Sarah-Anne Brault

Athletics 100 m female — Chantal Grant
Athletics 2,000 m steeplechase female — Melanie Gregoire (Bison athlete)
Athletics 4 x 100 m female — Manitoba
Athletics long jump male — Nate Labbe
Canoe-kayak 200 m male — Andri Shchudlo
Canoe-kayak 1,000 m male — Andri Shchudlo
Swimming 50 m butterfly female — Chantal Van Landeghem
Tennis doubles male — Manitoba
Triathlon team — Manitoba

There were a total of 50 Bison athletes, recruits, and alumni representing Manitoba at the Canada Games, including track and field head coach Donna Kaye. Kaye was impressed with the new track facility that her athletes were competing on in Prince Edward Island and was also pleasantly surprised by the significant fan support at the track events.

“I am happy with the performance of all the track athletes, they trained hard for the Games and their dedication paid off,” Said Kaye. She looks forward to bringing a new group of young athletes to the next Canada Summer Games in 2013.