Monday, August 19, 2013

Record-Setting Summer Games For Nova Scotia

Some South Shore athletes return home Monday following a historic Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Nova Scotia won 56 medals at the games, topping their previous best mark of 52 set at the PEI games in 2009. The province finished fifth in the overall medal standings with 16 gold, 18 silver and 22 bronze. Five of the province's 16 gold medals were won by local track stars including double gold by Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen in the women's javelin and shot put. Bridgewater's Rachael McIntosh won the women's heptathlon, Lunenburg's Jesse Drennan won the men's decathlon and Mattias Wolter of Conquerall Mills in the men's 3000 metre steeplechase. Hebbville's Claire McNally also won double bronze in para-swimming events. The next Canada Summer Games will be held in Manitoba in 2017.