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Sask. finishes fourth in medal count

August 20, 2015

Saskatchewan placed fourth in the overall medal count Sunday as the Western CanadaSummer Games officially wrapped up in Fort McMurray, Alta.
 
Saskatchewan finished the games with 22 gold medals, 42 silver and 63 bronze. Saskatoon’s Sarah Craven and Regina’s Julie Nguyen teamed up for gold medals Sunday in rowing double skulls female, while Craven, Nguyen, Kendell Massier of Regina and Kate Morstad of Regina collected gold in quadruple skulls.
 
Saskatchewan’s baseball team finished with a silver medal after losing 7-3 to B.C. in the final.
 
Bronze medals were shared by the four oars without coxswain team of Liam Cattet (Saskatoon), Eric Chateigner (Saskatoon), Brammon Edwards (Saskatoon) and Thomas Markewich (Regina). Markewich and Connor Cook of Regina took bronze in pair oars without coxswain.
 
Other Sunday bronze medals were won by the softball team (6-4 over Manitoba), the men’s volleyball team (3-0 over Manitoba) and the women’s volleyball team (3-0 over Manitoba).
 
On Saturday, the women’s golf team came away with the silver medal. Other silver medals on the day were won by Sarah Craven of Saskatoon (single skulls female), the four oars without coxswain team, and the eight oars with coxswain team.
 
Bronze medals were won by quadruple skulls male, pair oars without coxswain female, Regina’s Brian Palaschuk in 200m freestyle swimming, North Battleford’s Lindsay Reimer in 50M Special Olympics breaststroke, the 4X50 men’s freestyle relay team, and the 4X100 men’s medley relay team.
 
Prince Albert’s Brooke Hobson served as the province’s flag-bearer during closing
ceremonies. Hobson, who competed in hockey at the winter games, golfed at this year’s Fort McMurray event.
 
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