NOTE: A list of week two medal winners follows this release.
Team Nova Scotia continues to excel during the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke with week two athletes winning 26 medals during their first two days of competition.
This brings Team Nova Scotia’s medal count to 39 medals.
“I am incredibly proud of Team Nova Scotia. Your dedication to sport has paid off and it is wonderful to see you being rewarded for it,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, congratulations on such a great start to week two of the competition.”
The province’s paddlers dominated since competition began Monday, Aug. 12, by earning six gold, eight silver and five bronze medals. Team Nova Scotia also reached the top of the podium in athletics, with a gold medal in women’s shot put, para shot put, men’s decathlon and the 3000-metre steeplechase.
“I have nothing but pride for the way our athletes have been performing since we arrived in Sherbrooke,” said Team Nova Scotia Chef de Mission, Lynda Shoveller. “In the last two days we’ve seen our medal count grow, personal bests achieved, and records broken. I can’t wait to see what else our athletes have in store for us this week.”
The 2013 Canada Summer Games are taking place in Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 2-17, and feature more than 4,000 athletes competing in 20 sports in 20 venues. Team Nova Scotia has more than 400 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff.
The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter. They are key in developing Canada’s young athletes, producing the next generation of national, international and Olympic champions.
For more information, visit www.teamnovascotia.ca, @teamnovascotia on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/teamns on Facebook. iPhone users can download the jcg2013 mobile app from iTunes to follow the action in Sherbrooke.