Saskatchewan athletes bring home 6 Pan Am medals so far

Saskatchewan athletes bring home 6 Pan Am medals so far

There have been plenty of reasons to celebrate Saskatchewan athletes at the Pan Am Games.

So far, Andrew Albers (North Battleford) & Rusty Malinoski (Humboldt) have gold medals to show off, water polo teammates Robin Randall (Drinkwater) & Kevin Graham (Regina) won bronze, & Regina squash star Nikole Todd has two silver medals to celebrate, the only local with multiple wins.

Thursday will feature just two Saskatchewan athletes. Dalmeny's Megan Gurski & Canada step up to the plate against Puerto Rico in women's softball at 5:05 p.m. CST.

Saskatoon's Tim Landeryou is hoping to obtain closer to winning a Pan Am racquetball medal this morning. Landeryou, 31, is competing in the men's doubles quarterfinal against Argentina after winning his first three games.

On Friday, heptathlon star Brianne Theisen-Eaton (Humboldt) will compete in the women's 4×400 metre relay & long jump. She dropped out of hepthalon to prepare for the World Championships in August.

Packing up

Regina's Christine Richardson & her partner Michèle Morissette were eliminated from women's racquetball doubles on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to Chile.

Hanley's Taryn Suttie finished 10th in women's shot put, edging out fellow Canadian Julie Labonté with a throw of 16.80.

Here is when Saskatchewan athletes are competing next:

Thursday, July 23 (all times in CST)

Men's racquetball

– Doubles quarterfinals at 10:41 a.m. (Tim Landeryou, Saskatoon)

Women's softball

– Canada vs Puerto Rico at 5:05 p.m. (Megan Gurski, Dalmeny)

Friday, July 24

Women's 4×400 metre relay

– Semi-finals at 10 a.m. (Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Humboldt)

Men's volleyball

– Semi-final: Canada vs Argentina at 5 p.m. (Gavin Schmitt, Saskatoon)

Women's baseball

– Canada vs USA at 5:05 p.m. (Saskatoon's Melissa Armstrong, Swift Current's Bradi Wall) 

Women's long jump

– Finals at 5:25 p.m. (Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Humboldt)

Source: “CBC”

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