Tag: Saskatoon

Paralympics Opening Ceremonies

Paralympics.ca, August 24, 2021 The Tokyo Paralympic Games officially kicked off with Para judoka Priscilla Gagné carrying the flag for Canada at the Opening Ceremony. The focus now turns to competition with three Saskatchewan athletes set to compete on Day 1 in Tokyo. Five… Continue Reading “Paralympics Opening Ceremonies”

Sask at Paralympics

Saskatchewan will send its largest contingent in history to the Paralympic Summer Games with 20 individuals from the province who will represent Canada in Tokyo Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. The Saskatchewan group includes eight athletes, four coaches, two support staff, four officials and… Continue Reading “Sask at Paralympics”

Day Thirteen Recap

Newell has rough day in pole vault final Pole vaulter Anicka Newell, who calls Saskatoon her hometown, had a rough day on the field after tying for first place in qualification rounds. The two-time Olympian missed clearing all three attempts at 4.50-metres to be… Continue Reading “Day Thirteen Recap”

Day Eleven Recap

No Saskatchewan athletes in action on Day 11 The majority of Saskatchewan’s Olympic contingent wrapped up their Games experience in the first 10 days of action in Tokyo, but there’s still more to look forward to. Pike Lake diver Rylan Wiens and his coach… Continue Reading “Day Eleven Recap”

Day Ten Recap

Newell advances to pole vault final Tying for first place in the qualification round with a jump of 4.55-metres, Anicka Newell, who calls Saskatoon her hometown, has advanced to the women’s pole vault finals. Newell is currently ranked 28th in the world and has… Continue Reading “Day Ten Recap”

Day Nine Recap

Canadian women’s basketball in wait and see mode The Canadian women’s basketball team – headed by Saskatchewan-based coach Lisa Thomaidis – dropped its final game of pool play 76-66 to Spain on Day 9 to finish 1-2. Canada will now wait and see if… Continue Reading “Day Nine Recap”

Day Six Recap

Canada gets in women’s basketball win column Canada’s senior women’s national basketball team – led by Saskatchewan-based head coach Lisa Thomaidis – improved to 1-1 at the Tokyo Olympic Games after cruising past the Republic of Korea 74-53 on Day 6 of competition. The… Continue Reading “Day Six Recap”

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”

Shishkin provides medical support

CBC Saskatchewan, June 18, 2021Photo Credit: Canada Basketball / Victory Saskatoon’s Rhonda Shishkin has travelled the Globe with the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team and, now, the physiotherapist will join the team at the Tokyo Olympic Games.  Shishkin, who works at Craven Sport Services as the Director of Physiotherapy, has most recently… Continue Reading “Shishkin provides medical support”

Wiens eyes Tokyo

Written by: Matt Johnson for Sask SportPhoto Credit: Diving Canada/Francois Mittens From when I was just young, I had dreamed of going to the Olympics. If I actually made it, that would be a dream come true. Saskatchewan-based diver Rylan Wiens They say good things… Continue Reading “Wiens eyes Tokyo”