Team Manitoba finishing strong at Canada Summer Games
The men’s soccer team will play for bronze against Quebec at 4 p.m. at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex. (Source: Sport Manitoba)
Published Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:30AM CST
Team Manitoba will head into the second last day of competition at the Canada Summer Games on a high note.
With a total of 41 medals, this year’s team has set a new record-high for the province for medals won at a single Canada Games. The previous high was 35 in 2013.
The team has also set a record for most gold medals won with nine, surpassing the previous high from 1997. On Friday, Swimmer Oksana Chaput won a second gold medal, and Manitoba also won four medals in wrestling and six in canoe/kayak.
Canoe kayak athlete Maddy Mitchell now has five total medals to her credit, which leads all individual athletes on Team Manitoba.
In total, Manitoba won 11 medals on Friday, with a chance to add to the haul on Saturday. The men’s soccer team will play for bronze against Quebec at 4 p.m. at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex, while the women’s volleyball team goes for gold against Alberta at 5 p.m. at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.