Gymnast Rya Wiebe takes Bronze in the Women's Uneven Bars
RED DEER, AB (February 21, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Artistic Gymnast Rya Wiebe of Martensville has won Saskatchewan's first bronze medal of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, taking third place in the women's Uneven Bars after earning a score of 9.362. See full results here.
"I was feeling a little nervous because I added a couple of extra skills, but I felt it was a fairly clean routine so I thought I might have a chance at landing in the medals. I was pretty pumped [when I knew I was in contention] -- I knew that Saskatchewan hadn't won a medal yet, so I was pretty excited!" said Weibe.
This was the first medal earned by Artistic Gymnastics at the Games, after a tournament that saw competition in All Around, Individual, and Team events. Wiebe, 18, had a strong overall showing at the Games, placing 5th in the Team Event and 19th in All Around.
Wiebe, who trains with the Marian Gymnastics Club out of Saskatoon under coach Chris Baraniuk, is the 2018 National Champion and Western Canadian Champion in the Uneven Bars. Also in 2018, she placed 3rd in the Team event at the National Canadian Championships See Rya's biography here.
Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international and Olympic 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.
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.
The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at canadagames.ca/2019.
For more information, please contact:
Games Services & Communications Lead
Saskatchewan Games Council
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