Team Ontario Wins 105 medals at the Canada Games



 

Team Ontario Wins 105 medals at the Canada Games

 

Mar. 08, 2019

Global Korean Post

 

The 27th edition of the Canada Winter Games took place in Red Deer, Alberta, from February 15 through March 3, 2019. Team Ontario’s full roster included 350 athletes, coaches, managers and support staff.

 

Ontario athletes have done the province proud at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta, taking home 105 medals in 19 sports.

 

Team Ontario’s athletes are returning home with 18 gold, 43 silver and 44 bronze medals. Some of the standout performances included:

  1. Women’s Curling: Team Ontario won the gold medal in this event and Bella Croisier was chosen as the Team Ontario flag bearer for the closing ceremonies. Bella was the skip for her curling team out of Sudbury that won gold with an 8-3 victory over Manitoba.
  2. Wheelchair Basketball: The Team Ontario Wheelchair Basketball Team won a silver medal in week 1 of the Games. Ontario beat the four-time defending champion Quebec team in the semi-final.
  3. Short Track Speed Skating: Claudia Heeney from Waterloo won a gold (Short Track – 3000 m Points Race Female) and a silver (Short Track – 500 m Female) in speed skating. As well, Claudia set a new Canada Winter Games record for fastest female in the 1,000-metre race, with a time of 1:33.481 in the semi-finals.

 

“Our government for the people congratulates all of our athletes at the 2019 Canada Games,” said Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

 

A full list of medalists is available here.

 

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