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Team Sask athletics add three bronze medals, Canada Summer Games

August 17 was Pride Day around Canada Games Park. Team Sask showed their support and solidarity by wearing pride coloured clothing.

REGINA - After an action-packed day with competitions taking place in every day, besides Cycling, Team Sask continues to do well in all events while competing in the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

There was some incremental weather, the lack of wind in the morning delayed the launch of boats in sailing and the humidity was a factor for those competing on the track. Despite the conditions, athletics added three more bronze medals to the medal count!


  • August 17 was Pride Day around Canada Games Park. Team Sask showed their support and solidarity by wearing pride coloured clothing and engaging in the activities planned by the 2022 Niagara Canada Games Host Society!
  • The food volunteers at the sailing venue had great praise for our athletes. Twins, Erika and Elisa Markentin (sailing) offered to help clean up the food tent. There were many comments on the friendliness and respect our athletes are showing.


  • ATHLETICS, PARA ATHLETICS, SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Team Sask added three more medals our medal count. Kyrell Sopotyk placed third in the 1500m wheelchair male event earning a bronze medal for his efforts, Jenna McFadyen and Jonathan Adam Podbielski earned bronze medals in the 3000m steeplechase female and male, respectively. Rounding out top five results are Kaitlyn Harrison placing fourth in the 3000m steeplechase, Olamide Olaloku placing fourth in women’s triple jump and Yousif Kaed placing fifth in the 1500m wheelchair event.
  • BOX LACROSSE (M): Team Sask won both their games today. They had a strong game against Team PEI, defeating them 10-2.  Final score against Team NB 8-2. They now sit second in Pool B.
  • CANOE KAYAK: After finishing second in her heat, Aysha Sparrowhawk qualified for the final in the K-1 1000m. She finished fourth overall. The K-4 500m male team advanced to the final after a second-place finish in their heat. They placed fifth overall. The C-2 500m male and K-2 500m female both placed sixth, while the C-1 1000m female, C-1 1000m male, IC-4 500m female and K-1 1000m male all placed seventh overall.
  • CYCLING: Today was a training day for Team Sask. They will compete August 18 in the road race.
  • DIVING: Kash Tarasoff finished eighth place in 3m springboard male. Lila Stewart placed seventh in the platform event, while Brooklyn Markusson placed eighth. Presley Deck rounded out the top ten finishes with nineth place in the platform female.
  • GOLF: After a great first day of golf, Darien Herlick sits even at 72 and is in sixth place. Hunter is +2 at 74 and is currently tied for eighth. On the women’s side Ella Kozak is tied for second with a score of 69 (-3 par) and Hallie is tied for seventh with a score of 88. Round two is scheduled for August 18.
  • ROWING: Pepper Howe advances to the A final August 20 in the single scull. Men’s pair consisting of Johnny McLeod and Max Pally finished third after competing in the repêchage. The women’s quadruple sculls advanced to A final (August 20) after placing first in their heat. Women’s pair consisting of Ellen Marion and Brooklyn Schwab finished third after competing in the repêchage. Men’s quadruple advanced to A final August 20 after finishing second in their heat. The men’s eight places third after competing in the repêchage. Women’s lightweight double sculls advanced to the final after placing second in their heat.
  • SAILING, PARA SAILING: The lack of wind in the morning delayed the launch of the boats. However, Paige Butx and Krystle Shewchuk raced in the 2.4m para mix event today, finishing second and third, respectively. Alec Watters sailed his way to finish fifith in the race one of the Single Handed Laser Male. 
  • SOCCER (F): Team Sask had a tough game against Team MB. They fell to Team MB 0-4.
  • SOFTBALL (M): Team Sask wasted no time winning against Team AB. They defeated Alberta 10-0 in just four innings of play 4. They went on the win against Team QC, 4-3 later in the day. They are currently 4-0 in the preliminary round.
  • VOLLEYBALL: Team Sask wins over Team BC, 3-0. They currently sit second in Pool B. The women came up short losing a tough match to Team BC, 3-2. Both teams are on the court August 18 in preliminary action.
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