White picks up another first at Summer Games


Logo Final Essentiel Jean-Michel Mercier copieSHERBROOKE, Que. – After nearly a month on the road, 15-year-old Danielle Hanus is coming home. And the Newmarket, Ont., resident will have a shiny gold medal around her neck after winning the women’s 50-metre backstroke to close out the pool portion of the swimming competition at the Canada Games.

Hanus, who has competed at the Summer Nationals, Age Group Nationals and these Games in successive weeks, clocked a Games record 28.94 seconds to finish ahead of Ingrid Wilm-Sirum of Calgary in second in 29.50 and Kennedy Goss of Toronto third in 29.87.

Other winners in women’s competition were Sophia Saroukias of Edmonton in the 800-m freestyle, Emily Overholt of West Vancouver in the 200-m individual medley and Sandrine Mainville of Montreal in the 50-m freestyle.

Meanwhile Jon McKay of Victoria, who trains with open water Olympic bronze medallist Richard Weinberger, also clocked a personal best and Games record 15:40.35 in the men’s 1500-m freestyle. Teddy Kalp of North York, Ont., was second in 15:49.28 and Jonathan Brown of Calgary third in 15:52.39.

Other winners in men’s competition were Jeffrey Swanston of Newmarket, Ont., in the 50-m backstroke, Evan White of Oakville, Ont., in the 200-m IM and Yuri Kisil of Calgary in the 50-m freestyle.

Ontario won both 4X100 medley relays.

In Para swimming race winners were Samantha Ryan of Saskatchewan and Dalton Boon of B.C., in the 50-m freestyle, Cameron Macdonald of Manitoba in the 150-m IM and Kennedy Pasy of Alberta and Alexander Elliott of Ontario in the 200-m IM.