N.S. wins 15 medals in first week of 2017 Canada Games

Team Nova Scotia captured 15 medals in the first week of competition at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg.

The province's athletes picked up two gold, seven silver and six bronze medals on the water, on the beach, in the hills, on the pitch and on the track.

Sarah Mitton of Brooklyn won gold in shot put, while Cameron Shaw of Halifax and Justin Timmons of Bedford nabbed gold in men's double-handed 29er sailing.

Ben Brown of Cambridge took home the most medals, with three silvers in wheelchair racing in distances of 200, 400 and 1,500 metres.

Other medal-winning finishes during the first week of the games were:

  • Lauren Sullivan, Halifax, silver in single-handed laser radial;
  • Kobe Shannon and Christian Fricke, both of Halifax, silver in men's beach volleyball;
  • Mackenzie Myatt, Musquodoboit Harbour, silver in women's mountain bike sprint;
  • Ryan Shay, Yarmouth, silver in para discus;
  • Donald Peters, Dartmouth, two bronze in men's Special Olympic 100 and 200-metres sprints;
  • Siobhan MacDonald, Mabou, the Week 1 flag-bearer, bronze in 2.4-metre para mix;
  • Casey Perrin, Halifax, bronze in para shot put;
  • Joy MacLachlan, Halifax, bronze in 100-metre Special Olympic sprint; and
  • women's soccer, bronze.

Week two athletes arrived in Winnipeg over the weekend to perform in indoor volleyball, wrestling, tennis, swimming, women's softball, men's soccer, golf, road cycling and canoe/kayak.