NATIONAL SUMMER GAMES COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS AND SCHEDULE
OFFICIAL MEDAL COUNT
GOLD - 17
SILVER - 21
BRONZE - 28
Competition Highlights from August 3 & 4
Our lone Powerlifter, Brock Whiteway, won bronze in the bench press.
Rhythmic Gymnastics performed well, winning a silver medal in group hoop. Breana Sherlock took home bronze in rope, ribbon and all around. Courtney Cook won bronze in rope and ribbon.
Josh Pereira won silver in the 100 m free; Kris Enns won bronze in the 200 free; Anna Colomb won silver in the 25 and 200 free; Erik Mattson won silver in 200 free and bronze in 100 free; Quinlan Roberts won silver in the 100 free.
Team Toba Basketball had deja vu as they were re-matched in the final game against 2014 Vancouver Nationals rivals BC - Langley. This time, they saw victory and won the gold!
Team Toba Soccer won silver in their final against Quebec.
Bocce player Philip Bialk won gold in the top division. Helena Berg and Ricky Zimmer both came home with a bronze.
Golfer Peter Thiessen won a silver medal.
Team Toba Softball played for the bronze medal and won, also against Quebec.
Athletics had a busy last few days. Regan Hofley took home the gold in pentathlon, while Erik Andersen brought home the bronze for the same event; Caleb Friesen and Taylor Friesen both received a bronze in the 100 m; Aura Wilkinson won gold in the 800 m; Brita Hall and Arthur Piche both won a silver in the 3000 m; Curtis Loewen, Stephen Rozniatowski, and Vesta Orchard won a silver in running long jump; Kendall Leslie and Caleb Friesen both won gold in running long jump; Arthur Piche and Chrissy Peters won bronze in shot put; Leif Kristjansson won silver in shot put; Curtis Loewen, Shirley Lavallee, and Nolan Penner won gold in shot put; the team also brought home the bronze in the 4x100 m relay.
It was a long journey home for Team Toba. After the closing ceremonies and plenty of dancing, the team headed back to their dorms for a few hours of shut eye before getting picked up at 2:30 am to head back to the Halifax airport. Their non-stop flight arrived in Winnipeg around 9:30 am and there was quite the crowd awaiting them.
Congratulations to every single member of the team. Athletes - you competed your hearts out and we are so proud of all of your efforts! Coaches and Mission Staff - you did one heck of a job keeping things running smoothly, especially in that heat!
Big thank you to the Town of Antigonish for welcoming Special Olympics with such wide, open arms. It was truly a memorable National Games!
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