Who to watch at the Olympics: Canada’s strong contingent of Manitoba athletes

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With the 2021 Olympic Games officially kicking disconnected successful Tokyo, Japan, Manitoba sports fans person a batch to cheer for.

A fig of section athletes are competing against the world’s champion implicit the adjacent fewer weeks successful Japan. Here are the Manitobans to ticker for:

Desiree Scott

Desiree Scott practices with the Canada women’s nationalist shot squad successful this record photo. Walther Bernal / Global News

Aptly nicknamed The Destroyer, Scott, 33, is simply a staple of the Canadian women’s shot team.

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The Winnipegger has already won 2 bronze medals astatine past Olympics (2012, 2016), arsenic good arsenic a CONCACAF title successful 2010 and a golden medal astatine the 2011 Pan Am Games. She has appeared with the nationalist squad astatine each levels, including the Women’s World Cup.

The golden medal lucifer successful women’s shot takes spot Aug. 7.

Kelsey Wog

U of M Bisons swimming prima Kelsey Wog takes a interruption during 2020 U Sports nationalist finals successful Victoria. Bison Athletics

Born successful Regina, breaststroke swimmer Wog is simply a Winnipeg nonmigratory with an awesome magnitude of hardware from planetary competitions already, contempt lone being 22 years old.

Wog has medalled portion representing Canada astatine the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships, arsenic good arsenic the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, and has won respective medals successful past Canadian swimming trials and Canadian swimming championships, arsenic good arsenic a golden medal arsenic portion of a relay squad astatine the FISU Summer Universiade 2017.

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She’s competing successful the 100-metre (July 25 to 27) and 200-metre (July 26 to 28) breaststroke competitions successful Tokyo, and apt the relay arsenic well.

Leah Kirchman

Leah Kirchmann of Canada competes successful the women’s cycling roadworthy clip proceedings astatine the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Kirchmann, a 31-year-old Winnipegger, was primitively a cross-country skier who took connected cycling arsenic a grooming activity. She developed an aptitude for the sport, and turned nonrecreational arsenic a cyclist successful 2011.

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Along with qualifying for the roadworthy contention astatine the 2016 Olympics and again successful 2021, Kirchmann has a agelong database of accolades astatine nationalist and planetary cycling championships implicit the past decennary and a fractional of contention — including a golden medal astatine the 2017 UCI Road World Championships successful the squad clip proceedings and a bronze successful the aforesaid class the pursuing year.

The women’s roadworthy contention and clip proceedings events instrumentality spot July 25 and 27 successful Tokyo.

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Skylar Park

Skylar Park trains successful taekwondo successful this record photo. Chris Stanton / Global News

Park, 22, is competing successful taekwondo successful Tokyo.

The Winnipegger has had an awesome vocation truthful far, with golden medal victories astatine the 2016 satellite inferior championships and 2018 Pan American championships, a metallic astatine the 2019 Pan Am Games and bronze medals astatine aggregate Grand Prix tournaments, arsenic good arsenic the 2019 satellite championships.

Park, who competes successful the 57-kilogram class, was named a “star of tomorrow” by the World Taekwondo Federation successful 2016.

The 57-kilogram contention astatine the Olympics takes spot July 25.

Tyler Mislawchuk

Tyler Mislawchuk competing astatine the 2020 Olympic trials. Submitted Photo

Oak Bluff’s Mislawchuk, 26, is simply a triathlete who has competed for Canada successful a fig of planetary races, including the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 Pan Am Games.

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He was named to the Olympic squad successful some 2016 and 2020, winning the World Triathlon Cup — the last men’s contention of the Olympic qualifying play — this June.

Mislawchuk volition vie successful Tokyo connected July 25.

Shae La Roche

Winnipeg’s Shae la Roche volition vie for Canada successful Tokyo. Water Polo Canada

A subordinate of the Canadian women’s h2o polo team, La Roche, 28, acceptable a grounds during her assemblage vocation astatine Indiana State, becoming 1 of lone 5 players successful NCAA past to people much than 300 vocation goals.

The Winnipegger has won metallic medals with the nationalist squad astatine the 2015 and 2019 Pan Am Games, arsenic good arsenic a metallic astatine the 2017 FINA Water Polo World League championships.

La Roche volition beryllium competing successful the women’s h2o polo tourney successful Tokyo, which runs from July 24 to Aug. 7.

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Manitoba is besides sending a fig of coaches to this year’s games, including Derek Ingram (golf), Lorie Henderson (gymnastics), Vlastik Cerny (swimming) and Jae Park (taekwondo).

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