Estevan's Hunter Chipley is Golden in Archery
RED DEER, AB (February 28, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Hunter Chipley (Estevan) has earned Saskatchewan's first gold in Archery at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, placing first in the men's Recurve Individual event. See full results here.
After a neck-and-neck competition with top-seeded Team Alberta archer Aaron Cox, Chipley faced off against Cox in the final round and outshot the latter to emerge on top of the podium.
These are the first Canada Games for Chipley, who was a double gold medalist in Archery at the 2016 Saskatchewan Games. The 17-year-old first began in the sport at the age of two, and trains out of the Estevan Archery Club under his coach and father, Ken Chipley. See Hunter'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 are 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.
"It lined up pretty well, I was placed second the whole way through so I was happy about that - I was right behind Aaron Cox, and I was down from by 10-15 points. I wasn't gonna face Aron until the very end. I was mainly focusing on myself and made sure that I was shooting good shots, but at the same time I knew I was going to be against him in the final.
"[Winning the medal] is a reminder to live in the moment. Live for today, not tomorrow, or anything like that." Hunter Chipley
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