Opening Ceremony

Wiens represents Canada at the Opening Ceremony

Saskatchewan diver Rylan Wiens was one of 30 Canadian athletes to march in the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Wiens, from Pike Lake, will compete in the 10-metre platform event starting Aug. 6. At the opening ceremony, he joined Canadian flag bearers Miranda Ayim from women’s basketball and Nathan Hirayma, co-captain of the men’s rugby seven’s team, as well as athletes from badminton, canoe slalom, BMX, fencing, shooting, skateboarding, tennis and weightlifting. Six mission staff members also marched in the ceremony.

On Day 1 of competition (July 23 overnight in Saskatchewan), Saskatoon’s Jenny Gilbert and the Canadian softball team will meet Australia in the third round robin game at 7 p.m. (SK time).

Olympic/Paralympic Notes: Canadian rowers competed in heats overnight on July 22. All three boats — Trevor Jones in men’s single sculls, Carling Zeeman in women’s double sculls and Gabrielle and Jessica Sevick in women’s double skulls — moved on to the next round. Rowing continues on Day 1…

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