Medals, medals and more medals.
By the time competition was over, Wednesday was Team Alberta’s best day yet at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with a most impressive haul of 17 medals.
With three days of competition remaining, the home province appears on its way to reacings its goal of finishing in the top three in the overall medal standings, something Alberta has never done at the Canada Winter Games.
Quebec continues to be the runaway leader with 124. Ontario is second with 81 followed ever so closely by Alberta with 80. B.C. is fourth with 61.
Alberta has now won 12 judo medals this week at Westerner Park, including five on Wednesday, marking a new record for our province at the Canada Winter Games.
Keira Westlake of Lethbridge won gold in the women’s 57 kilogram weight class. Nicholas Gagnon took silver in the men’s 73 kg category. Teyana Roberts of Airdrie won bronze in women’s 63 kg, Taylor Althouse of Lethbridge won bronze in men’s 81 kg, and Sasha Tanasiuk of St. Albert won bronze in men’s 81 kg.
On the badminton courts at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Alberta won two gold, two silver and one bronze medal on Wednesday.
Austin Bauer and Kyleigh O’Donoghue won gold in mixed doubles over their Alberta teammates Imran Wadia and Takeisha Wang.
Bauer also won silver in men’s doubles with partner Kevin Lee.
Wadia won bronze in men’s individual competition.
Alberta won two gold medals on the slopes at Nakiska, Hanna Chilson in para-alpine women’s slalom and Ethan Gillese in para-alpine men’s slalom. Cyndie Timmermann won silver in female slalom as did Ryley Fergusson in male slalom.
Back at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Michelle Dang won gold in pre-novice singles competition. Grace Pele and Joel Portz won silver in pre-novice ice dance, while Kobi Chant and Savanna Martel won bronze.
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