Three-peat for Kryztle Shewchuk in Para Nordic Skiing 5km Sitting Race
RED DEER, AB (February 28, 2019): Para Nordic Skiier Kryztle Shewchuk (Prince Albert) is now the most decorated Team Sask athlete of the 2019 Canada Winter Games after winning her third Bronze, this time in the women's 5km Para Nordic Sitting race in a time of 27:46:90. See full results here.
Earlier this week, Shewchuk collected medals in the 2.5km Para Nordic Sitting race as well as the Sprint Para Nordic Sitting race. The 2019 Games mark the second time Shewchuk has represented Saskatchewan at a Canada Games, after competing in Para Sailing at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. She is coached by ten-time Paralympic medalist Colette Bourgonje, who recruited her into the sport several years ago after seeing her working at Wal-Mart. See Kryztle'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.
For more information, please contact:
Games Services & Communications Lead
Saskatchewan Games Council
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