Talman takes bronze in women’s road race; Swimming adds 7 medals; more wins for team sports

On a rainy day in Winnipeg, the 2017 Canada Games continued for the ninth day of competition and Alberta continued to improve its medal count thanks to swimming with seven medals and cycling with a bronze medal.

Alberta remains in fourth place in the medal standings with 56 medals (14-20-22).

Anna Talman of Edmonton won the bronze medal in the women’s cycling road race that ended in a bunch sprint.

In the pool, Cole Pratt of Calgary and Emma O’Croinin of Edmonton each won their second gold medal of these Games. Avery Wiseman of Drayton Valley twice lowered the Canada Games record in the women’s 200m Breastroke, once in the preliminaries and another time in the final race.

Finlay Knox of Okotoks added a gold medal to his silver medal earned in these games, despite fracturing his ankle two months ago.

Showing a 5-1 record thanks to two wins today, the women’s softball team qualified for the semi-final and will contend for a medal.

Both volleyball teams had great days as the round robin competition nears its end. The women’s team is currently in first place in the standings while the men’s team sits in second place in its pool.

There was no competition in canoe-kayak and tennis due to adverse weather conditions.

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