August 3, 2022
Ashworth brings home Saskatchewan’s first medal of the Games
It was a Commonwealth Games debut to remember for Alexis Ashworth. The product of Oungre, Sask. claimed silver in the women’s 71-kilogram weight class, with a total lift of 214 kilograms.
Ashworth punched her ticket to Birmingham for the Games after setting three Saskatchewan records in the 71-kg weight class at the 2022 Canadian Invitational.
Ostepchuk, Canada win silver in Birmingham
Garrett Ostepchuk and Team Canada are coming home with a silver medal. The Regina product starred alongside Team Canada’s 3×3 wheelchair basketball team at the Games.
The medal is the second of the summer for Ostepchuk, after he was a part of Team Canada’s wheelchair basketball roster at the 2022 Americas, where they claimed bronze.
Newkirk continues dominant 2022
It was another successful week for Saskatoon’s Shelby Newkirk, as she starred at the 2022 Canadian Swimming Championships. Newkirk was named the Canadian Para Female Top Swim of the Meet award, after a gold medal in the women’s 100 metre backstroke S6 with a time of 1:22.46 broke her own Canadian record
Newkirk also set two national records in the championships, breaking her own records with times of 1:14.55 in the women’s 100m freestyle S6 and 33.53 in the women’s 50m multi-class S6.
Thibeault set to get Games underway on Wednesday
Entering the 2022 Commonwealth Games as a World Champion, Tammara Thibeault has an opportunity to build upon what has been a career year. Thibeault will square up against Hepseba Angel of the Cayman Islands today as she looks to advance to the semifinals.
With a win in the quarter-final, Thibeault would clinch her second Commonwealth Games medal, as both losers of the semifinals claim bronze.