Bronze for Regina's Justin McKay in Judo
RED DEER, AB (February 26, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Judoka Justin McKay of Regina has earned a Bronze medal for Saskatchewan at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The 16-year-old bested Tylor Collin of Team New Brunswick to take third in the men's -55kg Judo final, a placing shared with Korin Gardner of Team BC. This is the first medal for Team Sask Judo. See full results here. See Justin's full bio here.
Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.
Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at teamsask.ca, and live results and sport schedules will be found at https://cg2019.gems.pro. Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos can be available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at canadagames.ca/2019.
"We do a lot of mental training in Judo, and I just started that this year. So I came out on the mats thinking I was going to win, and I didn't want to disappoint my fellow teammates, and I came out with the dub!"
- Justin McKay
For more information, please contact:
Games Services & Communications Lead
Saskatchewan Games Council
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