Tokyo Summer Olympics wrap up
While no Saskatchewan athletes competed on Day 16, the final day of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Canada added one more medal to its total as track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell claimed gold in the women’s sprint.
The medal brought Canada’s total haul to 24 (seven gold, six silver and 11 bronze), the highest total since the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games where Canada won 44 medals.
The Closing Ceremony also took place on the final day with decathlete gold medallist and Olympic record setter Damian Warner having the honour of being Canada’s flag bearer.
Read the full Day 16 recap at Olympic.ca.
Saskatchewan results at a glance
Saskatchewan was represented at the Games by seven athletes, three coaches, two support staff and one official.
Jenny Gilbert picked up the lone medal for the group, winning bronze with the women’s softball team.
In other athlete results: Anicka Newell advanced to the women’s pole vault finals where she unfortunately recorded a no measure…swimmer Cole Pratt finished seventh in men’s 100-metre backstroke heats and did not advance to semifinals…the Canadian artistic swimming team, of which Kenzie Priddell was alternate, finished in sixth place overall…middleweight (75-kilogram) boxer Tammara Thibeault won her Round of 16 bout by a 4-1 split decision, but was defeated in the quarter-finals by unanimous decision…diver Rylan Wiens missed advancing to the semifinals by .10 points, finishing 19th in the men’s 10-m platform event preliminaries…swimmer Kelsey Wog finished seventh in her heat in the 100-m breaststroke heat and did not advance, however, she finished sixth in the 200-m breaststroke heat to qualify for the semifinals.
On the coaching front: Lisa Borgerson accompanied Canada’s lone shooting athlete at the Games, Lynda Kiejko, who finished 47th in the 10-m air pistol qualification round and 42nd in the 25-m air pistol qualification…Mary Carroll joined diver Rylan Wiens at the Games, who finished in 19th place in men’s 10-m platform…Lisa Thomaidis was at the helm of the Canadian women’s basketball team which finished the round robin with a 1-2 record and did not advance to quarterfinals.
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