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Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:11

Canada Summer Games: Aug 10 recap

You can chalk up four more medals for Manitoba as they saw their total increase to 30 after a strong day of competition in the pool on Wednesday.

Medal Winners

When you talk about who are the strongest swimmers for Manitoba, you could say Oksana Chaput as one, but you can't forget Sam Currie and Quinlan Roberts.

It was once again the two women who owned a race, this time the 50M backstroke Special Olympics as Roberts won silver and Currie won bronze.

Now, it would be silly to mention Chaput's name if she didn't win a medal today, but she did. Chaput won a bronze medal in the 100M butterfly women's race this evening.

Then the 200M women's canoe team capped off a great day for Manitoba by capturing a bronze medal.


Men's Soccer

The Manitoba men's soccer team is off to the semifinals at the CSG after a thrilling 2-1 win over New Brunswick in the quarterfinals.

They now take on the tough Alberta team at 7:30 on Friday evening.

Women's Softball

The Manitoba women's softball team led Alberta 3-2 this afternoon on the diamond, but Alberta staged a comeback to beat Manitoba, 8-5. Then this evening, Manitoba hit the diamond again to take on New Brunswick, and for the fifth time so far at the CSG, Manitoba lost a game, this time 8-7 in a heartbreaker.

The loss drops Manitoba to 3-5 as they get set to finish off their round robin tomorrow, against the undefeated Ontario women's softball team at 1:00 p.m.

Men's Wrestling

It's been a tough week so far for the Manitoba men's wrestling team, but they can now say they've won a match. They beat Nova Scotia this morning, 28-21 to end their round robin at 1-3.

Hunter and Carson Lee, and Keelan Salamondra are all from Flin Flon.

In the playoffs, they took on Newfoundland and Labrador and beat them 29-20 to claim seventh place overall

Women's Wrestling

Heading into their final round robin match, the Manitoba women's wrestling team experienced some heartbreak and overall three losses. 

But, the team didn't let that damper their spirits as they rebounded nicely in their final round robin match against Nunavut winning, 39-0.

Just like the men, the Manitoba women's wrestling team struggled in the round robin, but they can hang their heads high after beating Quebec, 28-25 to claim seventh place on the final day of team wrestling.

Men's Golf

Manitoba's only realistic chance to win a medal in men's golf is young Ryan McMillan from Winnipeg. McMillan will enter tomorrow's round five strokes behind Quebec's Christoper Charles, but he finds himself in a tie for third. Ryan will tee off just after 7:30 in the morning.

Women's Golf

On the women's side, Camryn Roadley has played consistent golf in the mid 70's and one round of 81, but that will not be enough as barring an absolute miracle on Friday, she will not place inside the top three. Bobbi Uhl is the next closest Manitoban, sitting five strokes behind Roadley.


As always, for more on the Canada Summer Games, you can visit canadasummergames.com.


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