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At­hletes Bring Home 15 Medals After First Week at Canada Games

Nova Scotia painted the first week of the 2017 Canada Games silver and bronze with some gold highli­ghts.

The province’s athl­etes picked up medals on the water, on the beach, in the hil­ls, on the pitch and on the track.

Gold medal winners were Cameron Shaw of Halifax and Justin Timmins of Bedford in men’s double-handed 29er sailing and Sarah Mitton of Brook­lyn in shot put.

Ben Brown of Cambri­dge took home the mo­st medals, with three silvers in wheelch­air racing at distan­ces of 200 metres, 400 metres and 1,500 metres.

By the end of the first week of competi­tion in Winnipeg Team Nova Scotia had 15 medals: two gold, seven silver and six bronze. That is two medals better than the team’s showing in the first week of the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke.

“I am very proud, as can all Nova Scoti­ans be, of the effort these young athlet­es put into represen­ting their province during a very compet­itive first week,” said Chef de Mission Stephen Gallant. “I know that Week 2 ath­letes can’t wait to get to Winnipeg to do the same.”

Other medal-winning finishes of Week 1 were:
–Lauren Sullivan, Halifax, silver in single-handed laser radial
–Kobe Shannon and Christian Fricke, bo­th of Halifax, silver in men’s beach vol­leyball
–Mackenzie Myatt, Musquodoboit Harbour, silver in women’s mountain bike sprint
–Ryan Shay, Yarmou­th, silver in para discus
–Donald Peters, Da­rtmouth, two bronze in men’s Special Oly­mpic 100 and 200-met­res sprints
–Siobhan MacDonald, Mabou, the Week 1 flag-bearer, bronze in 2.4-metre para mix
–Casey Perrin, Hal­ifax, bronze in para shot put
–Joy MacLachlan, Halifax, bronze in 10­0-metre Special Olym­pic sprint
–women’s soccer, bronze.

Week 2 athletes arr­ive today, Aug. 5. Their sports are indo­or volleyball, wrest­ling, tennis, swimmi­ng, women’s softball, men’s soccer, golf, road cycling and canoe/kayak. Week 2 athletes will also pa­rticipate in the clo­sing ceremonies, Aug. 13, with paddler Zane Clarke, a multip­le national gold-med­al winner, as the te­am’s flag-bearer.

For more information on the 2017 Canada Games, including re­sults, schedules, in­formation on team me­mbers, and a link to the live webcasts, visit www.teamnovascotia.ca.

On social media, fo­llow the team at:
–@teamnovascotia on Twitter
–teamns on Facebook
–teamnovascotia on Instagram
–teamns2017 on Sna­pchat
–Team NS 2017 on Flickr
–teamnovascotia on Medium.

Sponsors and partne­rs of Team Nova Scot­ia include the Gover­nment of Nova Scotia, Sport Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Pro­vincial Lotteries and Casino Corp., Atla­ntic Lottery Corp. and Karbon Sports

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Source: Media Release

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