By the time all events had ended today, Manitoba added three bronze, four silver, and a gold to their medal count which now sits at 10. Team Manitoba baseball also earned a shot at gold with a 1-0 win over Alberta in their semifinal matchup. Athletics events accounted for six medals today, with two more medals earned in triathlon and rowing. Victoria Tachinski made Manitoba’s first trip to the top of the podium by finishing first in the female 400-metre final.
In athletics, Manitoba earned medals on the track and two on the field. Victoria Tachinski clinched Team Manitoba’s first gold medal of the Canada Summer Games with a top time of 54.04 seconds in the 400-metre final. Female sprinter Tegan Turner won a bronze in the female 100-metre final and later teamed up with Tayo Babalola, Rachael McLeod and Brianna Tynes to win bronze in the 4x100-metre relay. Turner’s time in the solo event was officially a personal best at 11.81 seconds. Regan Hofley also gave Manitoba its first Special Olympics medal with a silver finish in the female 100-metre final.
Two Manitoba athletes leapt to second spot on the podium with silver medals in male high jump and female triple-jump. Nathan Smith, who set a new personal best with a jumping height of 2.08 metres, earned Team Manitoba’s first medal in a male event. Rebekah Eckert then finished with the second-best length in the female triple-jump.
Team Manitoba earned its first medal of the day in rowing when the crew of Abby Dent, Justine Gillert, Emma Gray and Gabriella Yakemow finished third in quadruple sculls. Manitoba will have three more opportunities for rowing medals tomorrow with male four, female single scull and female double sculls events at Kenora Rowing Club.
The Roy sisters, Kyla and Caitie, teamed up with Claire Healey to earn Manitoba’s first silver medal. The trio combined to finish second in the triathlon relay at Birds Hill Park. Both Kyla and Caitie compete in one more event tomorrow, when they team with Raphael Armour-Lazzari and Adam Naylor in the four-person mixed relay.
Following a nail-biting 1-0 win over Alberta at Shaw Park, Manitoba’s baseball team will compete for gold on Friday. A single sixth-inning run was just enough for Team Manitoba to advance to the gold medal game tomorrow versus Saskatchewan. The baseball final is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Shaw Park.
Medal watch will start early for Team Manitoba in the final day of Week One competition. Rower Emma Gray will be on the water for the single scull event at 9:30 a.m. Manitoba’s female basketball team competes for bronze at the Duckworth Centre at noon, then Team Manitoba baseball goes for gold at 7:00 p.m. at Shaw Park. There’s also another full slate of athletics events scheduled at University of Manitoba Stadium.
12:30 p.m.-7:40 p.m. - Athletics events - University of Manitoba Stadium
7:00 p.m. - Gold Medal Game - Male Baseball - Team Manitoba vs. Team Saskatchewan - Shaw Park
12:00 p.m. - Bronze Medal Game - Female Basketball - Team Manitoba vs. Team Alberta - Duckworth Centre
9:30 a.m. - Female single scull final
10:10 a.m. - Male four final
11:30 a.m. - Female double sculls final
11:00 a.m. - All categories
9:00 a.m. - Mixed relay
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