SK athletes win medals at 2019 Pan-Am Games

Saskatchewan athletes returned from the Pan American Games Lima, Peru with seven medals including one gold in the 10 athlete contingent.

The Saskatchewan athletes won one gold, five silvers and one bronze medal. Saskatchewan’s contingent included 10 athletes and four coaches as part of Team Canada at the 2019 Pan Am Games from July 26 to August 11 in Lima, Peru.

SK Athlete Results:

Delaney Aikens (Briercrest) – GOLD, Women’s Rugby

Jenny Gilbert (Saskatoon) – SILVER, Softball, Outfield

Travia Jones (Regina) – SILVER, Athletics, Women’s 4x400m relay

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon) – SILVER, Men’s Kayak, K2 1000m: with Jacob Steele

Dustin Molleken (Regina) – SILVER, Baseball, Pitcher

Larissa Werbicki (Saskatoon) – SILVER, Rowing, Pair: with Jessie Loutit

Tammara Thibeault (Regina) – BRONZE, Boxing, Women’s 75-kg

Yuki Landry (Regina) – 7th, Women’s Handball

Richard McBride (Saskatoon) – T-10th in qualification, Shooting, Men’s Skeet

Shauna Biddulph (Saskatoon) – 16th, 1049 points, Women’s Modern Pentathlon Team

Saskatchewan Coaches:

Carla Nicholls (Regina) – Athletics, Coach

Lisa Borgerson (Lebret) – Shooting, National Team Coach – Pistol

Dave Paetkau (Hepburn) – Softball, Assistant Coach

Michael Lieffers (Humboldt) – Water Ski and Wakeboard, Head Coach

Para-pan Am Games:

  Saskatchewan will also send a contingent of 10 to the Parapan American Games from August 23 to September 1. The group includes seven athletes, one coach and two officials.

Saskatchewan athletes:

Erica Gavel (Prince Albert) – Wheelchair Basketball, Women’s Team

Nik Goncin (Regina) – Wheelchair Basketball, Men’s Team

Julie Kozun (Melfort) – Sitting Volleyball

Wyatt Lightfoot (Wilcox) – SS6 singles, Para Badminton

Mitch McIntyre (Esterhazy) – Wheelchair Tennis

Krystal Shaw (Moose Jaw) – Para Swimming

Janz Stein (Regina) – Para Athletics, T64 Long Jump

Saskatchewan Coach:

Carla Nicholls (Regina) – Para Athletics, Coach

Saskatchewan Officials:

Shelia Guenther (Estevan) – Para Swim, Official

Simon Merkosky (Regina) – Para Swim, Official