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Sask. athletes take home more than 150 medals in North American Indigenous Games
Jaira Cross Child took home five gold medals on the track at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games.
Published Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:03PM CST
The North American Indigenous Games wrapped up in Ontario this weekend, and Saskatchewan athletes are coming home with more than 150 medals from this year’s games.
Several track athletes will return to Saskatoon on Sunday night.
Dylan Bauman won six gold medals, including winning the U-16 2,000 metre, 1,200 metre and 800 metre races. Kayden Clarke took home five gold medals after winning the U-14 1,200 metre race. Ronnie Thomas won gold in discus, shot put and javelin. Finally, Jaira Cross Child took home five gold medals on the track.
“Having the opportunity to represent Saskatchewan and being (there) and being able to do my best and competing, it means more than the medals,” Cross Child said. “Getting to wear that Saskatchewan jersey – the singlet – and just the experience was great. It was such a big stadium too. I’ve never competed in a stadium that big, so that was a pretty cool experience.”
Saskatchewan athletes won a total of 164 medals, coming in second place behind British Columbia’s 176 medals.