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Pratt racks up four medals on fourth night of Canada Games

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Winnipeg – Cole Pratt continued his dominance on Thursday night by adding four medals, including two gold, to his Canada Games medal haul at the Pan Am Pool in Winnipeg.

Representing Alberta, Pratt took top honours in the boys 200-m freestyle and in the 100-m butterfly. He posted a time of 1:54.04 in the 200 free, a new Canadian age group record (13-14) and a time of 55.65 in the 100 fly. Pratt has had a memorable competition through four nights in the water that includes eight medals and a number of broken records.

Avery Wiseman was back at it again tonight, breaking yet another Canada Games record and taking gold in the girls 100-m breaststroke. Wiseman also swam the second leg for Team Alberta that won gold in the girls 4×50-m medley relay. Alberta’s Wiseman has had a strong showing at these Games and she will be back at it tomorrow with another shot at a medal in the 200-m individual medley.

Ontario’s Owen Huang has also become a familiar name on the podium. He earned two additional medals tonight, including a gold in the boys 100-m breaststroke with a time of 1:05.53 and a silver in the 200-m freestyle, where he only trailed Pratt.

Provincial teammates Genevieve Sasseville and Hanna Henderson of Ontario continue to impress as well. In tonight’s action, Sasseville won gold in the girls 100-m butterfly with a time of 1:02.02. Henderson claimed a gold in the girls 200-m freestyle, touching the wall in 2:04.50. Sasseville and Henderson were also a part of the team that won silver in the girls 4×50-m medley relay, joined by Emma Myburgh and Lauren Wright.

Greyson Bernard of Ontario came away victorious in the boys 200-m backstroke. He posted a time of 2:05.19, a personal best for Bernard. This gold was his second in three nights, as he topped the podium on the second night of competition in the 400-m IM.

In Para-swimming multi-class action, Saskatchewan’s Shelby Newkirk took the gold medal in the women’s 100-m breaststroke. Newkirk is in preparation for next month’s World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City.

Tyson MacDonald of Ontario continues his dominance on the men’s side of the Para-swimming events. MacDonald won another gold tonight in the 100 breast. The 20 year-old now has three gold medals and one bronze through four days of competition.

Jesse Shade of British Columbia broke another Canada Games record tonight on his way to the gold medal with a time of 30.81 in the men’s 50-m backstroke in the Special Olympics category. Shade set his first Canada Games record last night in the 100-m backstroke. In the girls’ event, Desiree Pennells of Ontario claimed gold with a time of 45.34.

The Canada Summer Games continue tomorrow at the Pan Am Pool and are being webcast HERE.

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