ST. CATHARINES, ON (August 19, 2022): The days heat led to some hot performances on Day 14 of the 2022 Canada Summer Games. Athletics continues to perform extremely well. Team Sask added four more medals all of which came from the track. Ayva Delaney earned a bronze in the women’s wheelchair 100m, Bradyn Giraudier earned a silver in the men’s Special Olympic 100m, the women’s 4x100m team earned a bronze medal and Savannah Sutherland raced to gold in the 400m hurdles. Our women’s and men’s volleyball teams earned their way to the semifinals.
TEAM SASK MEDAL COUNT:
GOLD: 1 | SILVER: 9 | BRONZE: 9 | TOTAL: 19
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
- A golden moment for Savannah Sutherland, athletics
- “Today was unbelievably exciting, it’s our first gold medal. She [Sutherland] is an outstanding athlete and person and deserves that gold medal, more than anybody else” said Harvey Weber, athletics head coach! “Savannah is an elite athlete; she has been to the World U20 Championship the last two years in a row representing Canada. She was just in Columbia a month ago, representing Canada in the 400m hurdles and she knows how to put her game face on and pull off an incredible performance. She’s done just that at the Canada Games for Team Sask and we’re all so proud of her.”
- "Saskatchewan Rowing has had an excellent start to the competition. It is really exciting to see all our hard work pay off and we are getting ready for finals this weekend. We hope to head into the back half of the regatta with lots of energy and drive as we row towards the podium," Mya Kelln, rowing.
- “Ooooo I just got all the chills! The 4x100m is one of the most exciting races!” Leanne Schellenberg, mission staff for athletics
- “This entire experience has been amazing. This is my fourth time attending a national championship and this is the best team I have been on. In the past we have come in with the mentality of “we’re going to lose to the top teams”. This team came here to compete, and we have played very competitive lacrosse. I have really enjoyed my Canada Games experience,” Haakon Steen, box lacrosse.
TEAM SASK SPOTLIGHT:
- Team Sask athletes Olamide Olaloku and Erika Stockhorst from Athletics, alongside Team Sask Mission Staff visited the Niagara Children’s Centre to deliver over 400 containers of Play-doh to the Centre. Play-doh is used as part of the Centre’s family-centred programs. Core services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, augmentative and alternative communication, family services and therapeutic recreation.
- Athletics added four more medals to Saskatchewan’s medal count. In the morning session Ayva Delaney earned a bronze in the women’s wheelchair 100m and Bradyn Giraudier earned a silver in the men’s Special Olympic 100m. In the afternoon things started to heat up as the women’s 4x100m team earned a bronze medal and Savannah Sutherland earned our first medal of the Games in the 400m hurdles.
PREVIOUS DAY HIGHLIGHTS:
- ATHLETICS, PARA ATHLETICS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Team Sask had a successful day at Canada Games Park. Podium finishes include Ayva Delaney earning bronze in women’s wheelchair 100m, Bradyn Giraudier racing to a silver in the men’s Special O 100m, the women’s 4x100m placing third in a fast race and Savannah Sutherland earning the first gold of the 2022 Canada Summer Games for Team Sask in the 400m hurdles.
- BOX LACROSSE (M): The men had another tough game today, this time against Team BC. Team Sask lost 5-8 and will play in the consolation final tomorrow, August 20.
- CANOE KAYAK: Top five finishes for Team Sask include Aysha Sparrowhawk who was in third as she began the last lap of the K-1 5000m. She had a very strong race and just missed out on medal, placing fourth overall. On the men’s side in the same event Nic LaHaye placed fourth as well.
- CYCLING: Today was a training day for Team Sask as they prepare for the Criterium tomorrow, August 20.
- DIVING: Team Sask will move from Etobicoke Olympium to Brock University-Eleanor Misener Aquatics Centre to compete in the 1m springboard tomorrow, August 20.
- GOLF: After three rounds of golf Hunter Kutcher and Darien Herlick sit tied for 12th, they scored 75 and 72 respectively. Ella Kozak currently sits fourth with a third-round score of 75, while Hallie Crozier is sitting in 17th place with a score of 76. The final round will take place tomorrow, August 20.
- ROWING: Team Sask had a rest day and will be on the waters August 20 and 21 for the finals.
- SAILING, PARA SAILING: The wind continues to be an issue for sailing. They got a late start, but Paige Bux and Krystle Shewchuk continue to sit second and third in the 2.4m para mix.
- SOCCER (F): Team Sask defeated Team YT 5-1 in the consolation round. They will play again August 21 on the last day of competition.
- SOFTBALL (M): It was a tight game start to finish as Team BC tied it up in the top of the 7th. The game went into extra innings and Team Sask was able to come up with the win defeating Team BC 5-4 after eight innings of play. They came up short against Team NL 2-3 in the final game of the round robin. They will play tomorrow in the qualification round.
- VOLLEYBALL: In a nail bitter of a match the men’s team was victorious after five sets over Team MB. They are off to the semifinals August 20. It was lucky five for the women as well. They defeated Team ON 3-2 to move on to the semifinals August 20.
PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Scraper
Ashley Dennison, Communications Lead
Team Sask / Saskatchewan Games Council
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