GOLD - 17
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!

Thanks for following along with us on social media!

Check the hashtags #SOTeamToba18 and #GOTobaGO on social media to see all of the action firsthand from athletes, coaches and mission staff!
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