4000 athletes from 33 different countries participated in the games. Team Canada sent 72 athletes and took home 11 medals including one gold, three silver, and seven bronze.
McClymont, a student at Vincent Massey Collegiate, captured bronze in the men’s 73-kilogram taekwondo event. He had previously won a gold medal at the 2017 Pan Am Cadet Games. He is a member of the Sports and Arts program, offered through Vincent Massey Collegiate in partnership with CSCM. The program provides support for high performance athletes and artists, by allowing students to stay present and up to date in the classroom while still training and competing in their sport.
Stacy Hawash of the Sports and Arts program, said “Vincent Massey is very proud of Ethan on his bronze medal at the YOG. His success embodies all the hard work he puts forth as a student-athlete.”
Ethan trains with Jae Park, his coach of 7 years, from TRP Taekwondo and Hapkido Academy. He says that he hopes that he can inspire people through his story for their own journeys.
It gave me a lot of pride to see them raising the Canadian flag for something that I had done for my country.
– McClymont said
Congratulations to CSCM athlete Ethan McClymont for bringing home a Bronze medal! Ethan has been working with our strength & conditioning staff three times per week for nearly a year now. Way to go, Ethan!
– Adam Decker, Performance Science and Talent ID Lead, CSCM
Erika Vermette, a St. Vital resident, competed in Beach Volleyball alongside her partner Dana Roskic from Etobicoke, Ontario. Advancing to the round of 24, they fell to the team of Lisbeth Allocca and Medalyn Mendoza from Peru. They also recently represented Canada at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships held in Nanjing, China from June 26 to July 1, 2018.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.