Canada Games 2013: A Message From The Sport Alliance Ontario

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Canada Summer Games - Week 1 Re-Cap

Team Ontario had a fantastic Week 1 at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke Quebec. The Team won 102 medals including 53 Gold, 27 Silver and 22 Bronze and are currently leading the overall medal count and with Flag points. Team Ontario has won the coveted Canada Games Flag for overall team performance 19 times and hopes to stamp number 20 at the conclusion of the Games on August 17th.

Highlights from Week 1’s Competition

Baseball - Team Ontario played a great tournament and brought home the Silver medal after losing to a tough team from British Columbia.

Men’s Basketball- Team Ontario had an incredible tournament showing great team play and sportsmanship. The Team brought home the Gold medal with a 97-43 win against Manitoba.

Cycling- Week 1 saw Team Ontario’s mountain bike team compete in the cross-country, sprint and relay disciplines with much success. The Team brought home several medals including Gold and Silver respectively in the women’s and men’s relay.

Sailing- Team Ontario sailing had an impressive showing at the Games bringing home 2 Gold and 2 Bronze.

Women’s Soccer - The women’s soccer team put in a strong effort in a very difficult tournament and brought home the bronze medal with a 1-0 win over Nova Scotia

Softball - Women’s Softball had a busy week of games and the occasional rain delay. The team played a good tournament and finished in fourth place.

Swimming- Ontario rocked the pool all week long bringing home more medals in the pool than any other province including 32 Gold, 17 Silver and 15 Bronze medals. It truly was a record setting week as 9 of those gold medal performances were accompanied by new Canada Games records!!! Way to go swimmers!

Tennis- Our tennis players put on great performances winning medals in both doubles and mixed doubles as well as female individual Gold and male individual silver.

Volleyball - The volleyball tournament at the games proved to be a tough one with elite players from all over Canada. Team Ontario played well but missed out on medals in both the women’s and men’s tournaments finishing in fourth.

Wrestling- Team Ontario Wrestling once again dominated the Games bringing home both the Women’s and Men’s Team Titles. Total medal count for Team Ontario Wrestling was 14 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze.

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