Day 7 Week 1
Nova Scotia finished Week 1 strong, wins seven medals in the final day of competition for a 7-day total of 15
The disappointment of Nova Scotia’s sailors not being able to sail on the final day because of light winds was quickly eased by a medal of each colour during the final day of Week 1 competition at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg.
In Gimli, Cameron Shaw, Halifax, and Justin Timmins, Bedford, won gold in men’s double-handed 29er, Lauren Sullivan, Halifax, got silver in single-handed radial laser while Siobhan MacDonald, Mabou, the Week 1 flagbearer, earned bronze in para 2.4-metre mix.
In beach volleyball Kobe Shannon, and Christian Fricke, both of Halifax, staged a dramatic comeback in the second game, forcing a third and deciding set, and pushed to the finish, losing 15–11, and the gold to B.C. In the women’s bronze-medal game, Micaela Sabean, Bridgewater, and Tori Haworth, Waverley, also lost to B.C., 20–10, 20–14 in the bronze medal game. Both finishes were Canada Games bests for Nova Scotia.
At University of Manitoba Stadium, Ben Brown, Cambridge, got his third silver medal, this time in 200-metres wheelchair. He also won silvers in 400 and 1,500 metres. The race set a torrid pace and was a Games record for the first-place finisher. Casey Perrin, Halifax, also earned bronze for Nova Scotia in the women’s shot put.
Donald Peters, Dartmouth, earned his second bronze of the Games, this time in 200m Special Olympic sprint. He earned a bronze in 100m earlier in the week. Stephane Picinin, Halifax, was sixth. Joy MacLachlan, Halifax, and another runner collided in the home stretch of the 200m Special Olympic sprint. MacLachlan was disqualified but goes home with a bronze in 100m from earlier in the week.
Discus silver medalist Ryan Shay, Yarmouth, narrowly missed a second medal in para shot put, finishing fourth. Sasha Repko, Port Hawkesbury, finished first in a photo finish in women’s Special Olympics 200m B final. Hudson Grimshaw-Surette, Yarmouth was 5th in 800m.
Dillon MacMillan, Halifax, (8th, 200m wheelchair sprint), Edie Wilson, Halifax, (7th, 200m women’s B), Josh Lunda (6th, 200m), Jane Hergett. Port Williams (5th, 800m B), Ainslie Timmons (10th, discus), Taylor Stutely, Lower Sackville (12th, discus), Alex Rawding, Greenwood (7th, discus), Riley Jennings, Masstown (8th, discus), Shaylynn Tell, Halifax (12th, 5,000m), Jenna MacDonald, New Glasgow (14th, 5,000m), Andrew Peverill (7th, 5,000m), Graeme Wach, (18th, 5,000m), Team NS Women, (6th, 4x400m), Team NS Men (6th, 4x400m).
In rowing at Kenora, Ont., including Thursday’s races, every Nova Scotia participant was in an A final for the first time since 1980. Friday, Kathryn Campbell, Halifax, was sixth in the women’s single scull, Claire Ellison and Gabrielle Kachan, both of Halifax, were sixth in women’s double sculls, Tristan Kays, Bedford and Ben Walls, Halifax, were sixth in the men’s doubles, and Chloë Tardif and Hannah Meeson, both of Halifax, were fifth in lightweight double sculls.
Week 1 competition ended Friday and the athletes will fly home Saturday as the week 2 athletes arrive Saturday evening. Competition begins Monday.
All competitions are available live.