Category: Athlete

Day Four Recap

Canadian softball team wins bronze, makes history A 3-2 victory over Mexico on Day 4 earned the Canadian softball team, including Saskatoon’s Jenny Gilbert, a bronze medal — the country’s first in the sport at the Olympics. Emma Entzminger got Canada on the board… Continue Reading “Day Four Recap”

Day Three Recap

Canada finishes softball round robin with 8-1 victory over Italy The Canadian softball team knew they’d be playing for bronze no matter the outcome of their final round robin game on Sunday, but that didn’t stop them for turning in a dominant 8-1 victory… Continue Reading “Day Three Recap”

Day One Recap

Canadian softball team triumphs over Australia, improves to 2-1 Australia scored a single run in the top of the first inning, but it was the only time they made their way back successfully to home plate as Canada won Friday’s softball game 7-1. The… Continue Reading “Day One Recap”

Kozun at Paralympics, July 22, 2021Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Melfort’s Julie Kozun was among the 11 athletes named to represent Canada in women’s sitting volleyball by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Volleyball Canada at the Tokyo Paralympic Games next month.  All 11 athletes are returning from the bronze… Continue Reading “Kozun at Paralympics”

Before Opening Ceremonies

Gilbert and Canadian softball team split first two games  Softball made its return to the Olympics on Wednesday and Team Canada, including Saskatoon outfielder and pitcher Jenny Gilbert, celebrated the occasion with a 4-0 win over Mexico in their first round robin game.  A pair of RBIs… Continue Reading “Before Opening Ceremonies”

Newkirk, Ens at Paralympics, July 15, 2021 Saskatchewan Para swimmers Shelby Newkirk and Nikita Ens were among 19 names announced by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Swimming Canada who will be competing at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.   Newkirk and Ens will be among the seven on the team making their… Continue Reading “Newkirk, Ens at Paralympics”

Rousell makes Paralympics, July 9, 2021 Asquith’s Ryan Rousell is one of four wheelchair fencers nominated to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics in August.   Rousell is part of the largest group of para fencers sent to the Games by Canada and is currently ranked 15th in the world in the men’s… Continue Reading “Rousell makes Paralympics”

Keely Shaw, July 7, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Midale’s Keely Shaw will be making her Paralympic debut in Tokyo after being named to the Canadian Para cycling team in the C4 class.  Shaw has been competing with the Canadian team for four years and captured… Continue Reading “Keely Shaw”

Dream for Gilbert

CTV Saskatoon, July 6, 2021Photo Credit: Softball Canada Saskatoon-born Jenny Gilbert will be making a childhood dream come true when she attends the Tokyo 2020 Games as part of the Canadian softball team.  This will be the first Olympics for the outfielder and pitcher. She previously represented Canada… Continue Reading “Dream for Gilbert”

Priddell preps for Tokyo

Global News Saskatoon, July 6, 2021 Photo Credit: Dan Robichaud for Canadian Artistic Swimming Regina’s Kenzie Priddell will be only the second Saskatchewan athlete to attend the Olympics as part of the artistic swimming team when she travels to Tokyo as an alternate.  “It’s going to the highlight of… Continue Reading “Priddell preps for Tokyo”