After two weeks of intense competition against the best this nation has to offer, Team Manitoba finished off the 2023 Canada Winter Games with 19 medals: six gold, six silver, and seven bronze.
With major successes in long track speed skating and archery, it was figure skating that came out on top, with a gold medal in pairs, and a score that became a new Canadian record.
Team Toba archers hit the podium in every single matchup in Prince Edward Island, earning six total medals. With such a strong showing, gold medalists Chyler Sanders of Winnipeg and Ryder Wilson of Selkirk earned their nominations and selection as co-flag bearers for the closing ceremony.
"Chyler, Ryder, and our entire archery squad were emblematic of a successful week two for all of Team Manitoba at the Games. Four medals, including two gold, made it an easy choice to have Chyler and Ryder lead us into the athlete parade at the closing ceremony. One of the best parts of my position is getting to announce our flag bearer selections, and it was evident both athletes were excited and honoured to take up the mantle for our province," said Chef de Mission Drew Todd.
Team Manitoba athletes head home today from the east coast.
Sofia Bieber - Speed Skating, Long Track - Women’s 500m
Sofia Bieber - Speed Skating, Long Track - Women’s 1000m
Sofia Bieber - Speed Skating, Long Track - Women's Mass Start
Chyler Sanders - Archery - Compound Individual Female
Julia Xiao & Keith Lau - Figure Skating - Pairs Pre-novice Mix
Ryder Wilson - Archery - Recurve Individual Male
Victoria Lee & Grace Qi - Table Tennis - Female Doubles
Sofia Bieber - Speed Skating, Long Track - Women’s 1500m
Robyn Salie, Lindsay Smart, Sofia Bieber & Skylar Van Horne - Speed Skating, Long Track, Women’s Team Pursuit
Cheryl Cheung - Fencing - Female Épée
Khloé Lessard-Kulchyski - Fencing - Sabre
Ryder Wilson & Emily Love - Archery - Recurve Mix Team
Jesse Bachinsky - Para Nordic / Cross Country Ski - Standing 2.5 km Classic Race
Avery Pampolina - Judo - -50kg Male Individual
Matias Enciso - Fencing - Male Épée
Daniel Ekosky - Judo - -81kg Male Individual
Ryan Cherniak - Archery - Compound Individual Male
Emily Love - Archery - Recurve Individual Female
Ryan Cherniak & Chyler Sanders - Archery - Compound Mix Team