By Sam Cortes, Communications Coordinator

The Olympics and Paralympics are an exhilarating time as the world’s greatest athletes compete for a spot on the podium after years of hard work and training. Along with the athletes, there are dedicated coaches, officials, and support staff, too, who have been eagerly preparing for this event.

This year’s Olympics begin Friday, July 23 until Sunday, August 8, and the Paralympics begin Tuesday, August 24 until Sunday, September 5.

Show your provincial pride and join us in cheering on these Manitobans in Tokyo!

 

Athletes

Leah Kirchmann
Cycling – Road

Read her full Team Canada bio here

Read more about road cycling in Tokyo here

Learn more about cycling in Manitoba here

 

Tyler Mislawchuk
Triathlon

Read his full Team Canada bio here

Read more about triathlon in Tokyo here

Learn more about triathlon in Manitoba here

 

Skylar Park
Taekwondo

Read her full Team Canada bio here

Read more about taekwondo in Tokyo here

Learn more about taekwondo in Manitoba here

 

Shae La Roche
Water Polo

Read her full Team Canada bio here

Read more about water polo in Tokyo here

Learn more about water polo in Manitoba here

 

Desiree Scott
Soccer

Read her full Team Canada bio here

Read more about soccer in Tokyo here

Learn more about soccer in Manitoba here

 

Kelsey Wog
Swimming

Read her full Team Canada bio here

Read more about swimming in Tokyo here

Learn more about swimming in Manitoba here

Listen to Kelsey and her coach Vlastik Cerny on our most recent Sport Manitoba Podcast episode.

 

Olivia Meier
Para Badminton

Read her full Team Canada bio here

Read more about Para Badminton in Tokyo here

Learn more about badminton in Manitoba here

 

Coaches

Vlastik Cerny
Swimming

Learn more about Vlasik and his journey with Kelsey Wog here

Read more about swimming in Tokyo here

Learn more about swimming in Manitoba here

 

Lorie Henderson
Artistic Gymnastics

Learn more about Lorie here

Read more about artistic gymnastics in Tokyo here

Learn more about artistic gymnastics in Manitoba here

 

Derek Ingram
Golf

Learn more about Derek here

Read more about golf in Tokyo here

Learn more about golf in Manitoba here

 

Joey Johnson
Wheelchair Basketball

Learn more about Joey here

Read more about wheelchair basketball in Tokyo here

Learn more about wheelchair sports in Manitoba here

 

Jae Park
Taekwondo

Learn more about Jae and his journey with Skylar Park here

Read more about taekwondo in Tokyo here

Learn more about taekwondo in Manitoba here

 

Officials

Jane Edstrom
Athletics

Learn more about Jane and her feature from the 2016 Olympics here

Read more about athletics in Tokyo here

Learn more about athletics in Manitoba here

 

Greg Dzioba
Para Table Tennis

Learn more about Greg here

Learn more about para table tennis in Tokyo here

Learn more about table tennis in Manitoba here

 

Richard Mason
Weightlifting

Learn more about Richard here

Read more about weightlifting in Tokyo here

Learn more about weightlifting in Manitoba here

 

Support Staff

Adrian Honish
Performance Technology/Analysis Specialist

 

Dr. Robert Michael McMurray
Medical

 

Dana Way
Biomechanist

 

Congratulations and best of luck to each of these talented individuals who are representing Manitoba and Canada on the world stage!