Freya Cope earned a groundbreaking 10th-place finish in her debut national high-performance competition at the Feb. 5-9 Elite Canada women’s artistic gymnastics competition in Calgary.
In sports, you’re hard-pressed to find anybody who takes losing easily, and for Ottawa’s Capital Courts Academy girls basketball team, they’re no exception.
Being thrust into throngs of fans following a game is an experience most athletes dread, but for 17-year-old Manotick curler Emily Deschenes and her teammates at the Youth Olympic Games, it was a flash of fame they couldn’t have enjoyed more.
A fine line separates the ordinary from the extraordinary and based on her achievements last year, Ottawa speedskater Ivanie Blondin very much qualifies as the latter.
Colonel By’s junior girls Nordic ski team were winners of their division’s OFSAA championship.
Sir Robert Borden’s Weslie Wang won a silver medal at the OFSAA championships for alpine skiing.
After former Paralympian Jon Dunkerley retired from competition it took a little nudging to realize he had a little something left in the tank.