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The Manitobans who have qualified for the Olympics in Paris

Canada's Skylar Park shows her taekwondo kyorugi -67kg gold medal at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) Canada's Skylar Park shows her taekwondo kyorugi -67kg gold medal at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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The 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris are weeks away, and so far, six Manitobans will be representing Canada.

Winnipeg’s Skylar Park was the first Manitoban to qualify to go to Paris.

The 24-year-old Taekwondo athlete will be marking her second Olympics. She has had plenty of success over her career starting in 2016 when she won gold in the 59kg category at the World Taekwondo Junior Championships. That same year she won bronze in the 57kg category at the Pan American Championships. She has also been able to take home three gold medals at the championships in 2018, 2021, and 2022.

She won a silver at the Pan American Games in 2019 and a gold in 2023.

In her first Olympic experience in Tokyo in 2020, she was able to reach the quarterfinals.

Kelsey Wog recovers after winning the Women’s 200m Breaststroke at the 2020 Olympic Swimming Trials in Toronto on Tuesday June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The second Manitoban on the list is Kelsey Wog, who is also from Winnipeg.

She will be swimming in her second Olympic games after making her debut in Tokyo.

In the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in 2020, Wog won the 100m breaststroke, as well as the 200m and won silver in the 200m medley.

She was able to make it to the semifinals of the 200m breaststroke at the 2020 Olympics.

Wog won a gold medal in 2017 at the Universiade for her role in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

The University of Manitoba graduate also won the U Sports Female Athlete of the Year, Swimmer of the Year, and was named an Academic All-Canadian in 2019-20.

Tyler Mislawchuk of Canada #6 competes during the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Montreal, Sunday, August 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The third Manitoban to qualify for Paris is Oak Bluff's Tyler Mislawchuk.

The triathlon athlete will be competing in his third Olympics. In Rio and Tokyo, he finished 15th both times.

The 29-year-old is considered one of the most successful Canadians to participate in the sport as he has multiple top 10 and top five finishes to his name, which included a bronze in 2019 at the World Triathlon Championship Series and a silver at the World Triathlon Cup last year.

"Third time's a charm. Improbably just as excited as I was for my first Olympics but three is special," Mislawchuk said in a news release Monday. "My first Games in Rio, I was just so excited to make the team as an underdog. Tokyo, I came in with a lot stronger odds on me and I ended up injuring myself, and now I find myself in Paris in the prime of my career ready to rip."

Shae la Roche of Canada, left, in action against Sabrina van der Sloot of the Netherlands during the women's water polo Round of 16 match between Canada and the Netherlands at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, June 26, 2022. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

Winnipeg's Shae La Roche will be making her second Olympic appearance as she is representing Canada in water polo.

The 31-year-old was on the team in Tokyo when the women finished seventh. She was tied for second on the team with 10 goals during those games.

Throughout her career, she has seen a lot of success in the pool, including two silvers at the Pan American Games in 2015 and 2019. She was also part of the team that won silver in 2017 at the FINA World League Super Finals.

There is some gold hardware in her collection as well – two from the Pan American Championships (junior) in 2008 and 2010.

She went to Indiana University and earned the Academic All-American honours in her senior year. She set a school record with 302 goals, and is only one of five NCAA players to have more than 300 goals.

Canada's Eric Loeppky (80) spikes the ball during Volleyball Nations League action against the USA, in Ottawa, on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

Two Manitoba volleyball players are also heading to Paris with Team Canada.

Eric Loeppky and Luke Herr were named to the men’s team on July 8.

Loeppky, a 25-year-old outsider hitter from Steinbach, currently plays for Giolella Prisma Taranto in the Italian Volleyball League.

Following Team Canada’s qualifying win last year, Loeppky told CTV News Winnipeg going to the Olympics fulfills a lifelong dream.

“For it to finally be true is pretty surreal,” Loeppky said. “Reflecting on all the time and hours and money and just energy put towards things, it feels like it just all came together.”

Canada's Luke Herr (2) celebrates a point against the USA with Stephen Timothy Maar (7) during Volleyball Nations League action, in Ottawa, on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

Meantime, Winnipeg’s Luke Herr is also making his Olympics debut.

The 29-year-old setter plays for AONS Milon in the Greek Volleyball League.

The men’s volleyball team paved its way to Paris by finishing second at a qualifier tournament in October.

Team Canada has competed in five Olympic men’s volleyball tournaments. Four years ago in Tokyo, the team finished eighth.

Canada heads into the Paris Olympics as the ninth-ranked men's volleyball team in the world.

CTV News Winnipeg will update this list as more Manitobans qualify for the 2024 Olympics Summer Games in Paris.

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