St Catharine’s, ON (August 16, 2022): Today marks the first day of competition for week two participants at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and the day Teddy Hudye (Kamsack, SK) kicked off Team Sask’s medal haul for week two.
Hudye (23) put together a successful string of throws on the first day of week two competition, which resulted in a suspenseful wait for a podium finish. Hudye earned a silver medal for Team Sask in Shot Put Para Male at the newly built Canada Games Park in St. Catharine’s, ON.
Hudye is new to Shot Put Para, having trained and competed in the sport for only one year. “I’ve been trying to convince Teddy to do throws for three years and this year… he finally committed to it. He’s put in a ton of time, and it’s been just around a year since we’ve been working together, and he’s totally committed to it” said Coach Jen Wood.
Jen Woods is his coach back in Saskatchewan and at the 2022 Canada Summer Games. Hudye competes in Yorkton and Saskatoon on the Cyclones Track and Field Club Team. “You know when you see someone’s potential and you know they’re going to do well… it’s what I knew about Teddy” said Coach Jen Wood.
Before the Games Hudye had high expectations for himself. His main goal was to win a medal and that he did. Hudye competes again on Wednesday, August 17.
When asked how he felt winning a silver medal, Hudye said “It felt pretty good, it made all the training worth it!”
This brings Team Sask’s medal count to GOLD: X | SILVER: 7 | BRONZE: 4 | TOTAL: 11
Credit: Michael Scraper
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The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games will host approximately 5,000 up-and-coming Canadian athletes, coaches, and support staff until Aug. 21 for the 28th edition of the Canada Games.
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