Female canoeist shoots into overnight Olympic contender, veteran male Rideau teammate’s Olympic event removed

By Martin Boyce Less than a year after beginning her canoeing career, Rideau Canoe Club paddler Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh is already amongst the best in the world. Formerly a kayaker, Hardy-Kavanagh recently switched to the single-blade paddle, with women’s canoe a freshly-confirmed new Olympic discipline for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The 20-year-old made her World Cup…

Diver makes Grand Prix debut for Canada

By Martin Boyce Henry McKay has won a lot of diving prizes since a young age, but May marked the biggest month yet for the Nepean-Ottawa Diving Club athlete. The 17-year-old made his FINA Grand Prix series debut in Puerto Rico from May 4-7, and then qualified for the Canada Summer Games through the Dive…

Stick to your skates, Vince

Olympic speed skater Vincent De Haitre whiffed twice before shanking a ball into the woods during a photo-op at his golf tournament fundraiser on a soaking wet May 29 at Camelot Golf and Country Club in his hometown of Cumberland. Roughly $25,000 was collected to support the world’s #2-ranked men’s 1,000 metres skater on his…

Hurdler who broke Olympians’ records repeats OFSAA win

By Charlotte van Walraven & Dan Plouffe Keira Christie-Galloway repeated as senior girls’ 100-metre hurdles champion to lead a strong showing from national capital athletes at the June 1-3 OFSAA Track-and-Field Championships in Belleville. “I didn’t get my record, but I was happy with my run,” smiles Christie-Galloway, who blasted onto the scene in a…

Warriors get hot in debut League1 season

By Dan Plouffe Sixteen-year-old Olivia Cooke had the first 2-goal game of her young League1 Ontario career on June 9 at Beckwith Park, helping the West Ottawa Warriors past Darby FC 4-1 for their 4th win in the past 5 games. “We’ve all been working so well and so hard together and I think it’s…