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Manitoba adds three gold medals in the pool

Team Manitoba earned three gold medals in the pool today with first-place finishes by female swimmers Sam Currie, Quinlan Roberts, and Oksana Chaput. Currie and Roberts finished first in a pair of Special Olympics races while Chaput swam to gold in the female 100-metre freestyle final. Manitoba also earned a bronze on the water when Maddy Mitchell paddled to a third-place finish in the single canoe 1000-metre final. The four medals earned today boosted Manitoba’s total at the Canada Summer Games to 24.

Medal Count  
Manitoba earned their three gold medals in the span of 90 minutes at Pan Am Pool tonight. First, Sam Currie swam to first in the Special Olympics 50-metre breaststroke, then Oksana Chaput finished in the lead in the 100-metre freestyle, and finally, Quinlan Roberts took gold in the Special Olympics 100-metre freestyle. The 13-year-old Chaput was the youngest swimmer in the field in the 100-metre freestyle final. Team Manitoba also missed out on a bronze by 0.02 seconds in the male 4x50-metre freestyle relay.
 
Manitoba earned its third medal in canoe kayak today when Maddy Mitchell paddled to a third place finish in the single canoe 1000-metre final. Mitchell had earned a silver medal on Monday with partner Nicole Boyle in the double canoe 1000-metre final.
 
Golf teed off at Southwood Golf & Country Club with all six Manitoba golfers playing their opening rounds. Ryan McMillan led Manitoba’s male golfers with a first round score of 69, while Bobbi Uhl led the female team with 74. McMillan currently sits two shots back of the individual leader, Christopher Vandette of Quebec. There are three more rounds remaining in team and individual play.
 
On the soccer pitch, Manitoba’s male soccer team won 5-0 over Yukon in their first match. Team Manitoba will conclude group play with a game versus Quebec tomorrow, which the home side will need to win to secure top spot in Group A.
 
Team Manitoba’s volleyball teams each won their respective matches today with the female team besting Team Saskatchewan in four sets, while the male team topped New Brunswick in straight sets. The female team remains unbeaten through three qualification round games.
 
As the final sport yet to begin competition, wrestling gets underway on Wednesday. Team Manitoba female softball, as well as both male and female volleyball, will see action in a pair of games tomorrow. Canoe kayak resumes tomorrow with numerous 200-metre distance races.

Schedule for Wednesday, August 9:

Canoe Kayak 
9:00 a.m. – Preliminary heats – 200-metre, 500-metre & 1000-metre races – Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre
1:00 p.m. – Finals – 500-metre & 1000-metre races – Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre
 
Cycling
10:00 a.m. – Female Road Race – Birds Hill Park
 
Golf
7:30 a.m. – Individual & Team Competition – Southwood Golf & Country Club
 
Male Soccer
4:30 p.m. – Team Manitoba vs. Team Quebec – Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex
 
Female Softball
4:00 p.m. – Team Manitoba vs. Team Newfoundland Labrador – John Blumberg Softball Complex
7:00 p.m. – Team Manitoba vs. Team British Columbia – John Blumberg Softball Complex
 
Swimming
9:30 a.m. – Preliminary Heats – Various categories – Pan Am Pool
6:00 p.m. – Finals – Various categories – Pan Am Pool
 
Tennis
3:00 p.m. – Quarterfinal – Doubles Female – Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club
 
Volleyball
11:00 a.m. – Male Volleyball – Team Manitoba vs. Team Newfoundland-Labrador – Investor Group Athletic Centre
1:00 p.m. – Female Volleyball – Team Manitoba vs. Team PEI – Investor Group Athletic Centre
6:00 p.m. – Male Volleyball – Team Manitoba vs. Team New Alberta – Investor Group Athletic Centre
8:00 p.m. – Female Volleyball – Team Manitoba vs. Team British Columbia – Investor Group Athletic Centre
 
Wrestling
9:00 a.m. – Female Wrestling – Team Manitoba vs. Team Newfoundland Labrador – Axworthy Health & Recplex
9:00 a.m. – Male Wrestling – Team Manitoba vs. Team Alberta – Axworthy Health & Recplex
2:00 p.m. – Female Wrestling – Team Manitoba vs. Team Saskatchewan – Axworthy Health & Recplex
2:00 p.m. – Male Wrestling – Team Manitoba vs. Team Quebec – Axworthy Health & Recplex
7:00 p.m. – Female Wrestling – Team Manitoba vs. Team Alberta – Axworthy Health & Recplex
7:00 p.m. – Male Wrestling – Team Manitoba vs. Team Ontario – Axworthy Health & Recplex

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