Jeux du Canada Games - Niagara 2022
Posted on Aug 22 2022
The 2022 Canada Summer Games have now come to a close, and we couldn't have asked for a better group of athletes, coaches and support team to have represented New Brunswick on the national stage.
Athletics stole the show in week 2 - having claimed all 9 medals won for the province in the Games' second week of competitions. Looking back into the history books, we are told this makes Athletics, NB's most decorated Summer Sport with grand total of 43 Canada Games Medals.
In 2022 we were diverse amongst our medals, having won one in nearly all event groups!
Craig Thorne earned himself a gold medal in the 110m Hurdles in a time of 13.83s, which was a new personal best, provincial record, AND Canada Games record!
Christel Robichaud earned two gold medals in both the para shot put and para discus this week, having come out on top in razza scoring points!
Samuel Bourque launched a 16.25m in the men's shot put final to secure him the silver medal in the strong field. This also solidifies a new provincial senior record. Early the next day, he came back and threw a 48.34m in the Discus amongst a very strong competitive field and this secured him his second silver of the Games!
Lexie Shannon had an exciting triple jump competition, having been in 4th heading into the 6th and final round of the women's triple jump final, and with only a few jumpers left to compete, jumped a lifetime best of 12.43m to secure the bronze medal. Just moments after this realization, Lexie could be seen cheering on Isaac Cull as he passed her in the final bend of the 3000m steeplechase on his way to a medal himself. This moment was one for the ages.
Isaac Cull ran an exciting and grueling 3000m steeplechase race and never let the leader out of his sights. Heading into his final curve and the final water barrier, Cull held on for a close second place finish in a time of 9:08.64.
Ryan Evans finished day two of competitions with a silver in the Decathlon in 6690pts, which is a new personal best for him. After 9 events, Ryan excelled in the 1500m to finish the event on the podium.
Jarod Manuel had an outstanding competition, having to throw back-to-back hammer and shot put finals, but came out in medal standings in hammer throw after a PB of 52.82m, which was good for bronze.
4x100m relay women made up of Tavia Salkey, Carys Jacobson, Shelby MacIsaac and Caroline Gagnon broke the senior provincial record in a time of 46.78s to finish 5th at the Games.
Caroline Gagnon broke the U23 and Senior 100mH in a time of 15.04s, winning the B final.
Shelby MacIsaac broke the U20 100mH record in a time of 15.05s, finishing second in the B final right behind Caroline.
4x400m relay men made up of Bradley McMullin, Mitch Kean, Ben Perrett and Andrew LeBlanc broke the provincial senior record in a time of 3:18.84.
Dante Cormier broke three provincial records in the T34 wheelchar category, and came pretty close to a medal in the 100m final. He raced the 100m in 18.76s, just 0.03 behind third, the 400m in 1:13.27 and the 1500m in 5:50.65.
There were many more personal bests set, top-8 finishes, and experiences that will last a lifetime for all of our athletes and as a province, we couldn't be more proud.
To cap off an incredible week for Athletics, Craig Thorne and Christel Robichaud were named flag bearers for Team New Brunswick, leading the team into the Closing Ceremonies. What an accomplishment!
The next Canada Summer Games will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2025 and we can't wait to see some of these athletes returning and some new faces ready to showcase to Canada what New Brunswick talent looks like.
A link to all results can be found here: