Donovan Bailey and the K. of C. Games...
Donovan Bailey won the Olympic Gold Medal at 100 meters in world record time (9.84 seconds) in Atlanta in July 1996. He and his teammates went on to also win the gold in the 4 x 100m relay.
Donovan was a real fan of Saskatoon and the Knights of Columbus Games. Check out the audio file above as he is interviewed by Jamie Nye of 650 CKOM – The Green Zone.
That Was Then
This Is Later
1988: LaDonna Antoine, Regina – 2nd Bantam 60 metres
1996: Atlanta Summer Olympics – 23rd, 400 metres; 13th, 4×100
2000: Simon Bairu, Regina – 1st, Juvenile 1,500 metres
2010: World cross-country running championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland – 12th
2002: Jaime Cruickshank – 2nd, Juvenile 60m hurdles, 60m, and 200m
2006: Turin Summer Olympics – 13th, bobsleigh
1977: Cyprian Enweani, Saskatoon – 1st Bantam long jump
1988: Seoul Summer Olympics – 9th, 200 metres; 7th, 4×100 relay
1966: Diane Jones, Saskatoon – 1st, Midget long jump
1972: Munich Summer Olympics – 10th, pentathlon
1988: Vanessa Monar, Saskatoon – 3rd, Senior high jump
1993: Buffalo World University Games – Silver, long jump
1970: Joanne McTaggart, Regina – 1st, Midget 80 metres
1976: Montreal Summer Olympics – Quarter-final 200 metres; 4th, 4×100 Relay
1981: Lesa Mayes, North Battleford – 2nd, Bantam long jump
2005: Calgary World bobsleigh championships – 11th
1980: Carey Nelson, Saskatoon – 2nd, Juvenile 3,000 metres
1996: Summer Atlanta Olympics – 35th, marathon
1970: Bruce Pirnie, North Battleford – 1st, Senior shot put
1972: Munich. Summer Olympics – 17th, shot put
2004: Brianne Theisen, Humboldt – 1st, Juvenile long jump
2013: Moscow World track and field championships – Silver, heptathlon
2004: Adrienne Vangool, Saskatoon – 3rd, Invitational pole vault
2005: Izmur, Turkey, World University Games – 15th, pole vault
The reference to their performance in the K of C Games is based on early results mentioned in the archives from The StarPhoenix. The international results are from major competitions — world championships, Olympics, Pan-Am Games, Commonwealth Games, University Games — and are based on results at their first major international meet. They may have gone on to other big time events and posted even better results. The Knights of Columbus Games helped them to launch their international career in sport, and in the case of Jaimie Cruickshank and Lesa Mayes, not just in track and field.
- 1980: Adam Sarty, Saskatoon — 1st, midget 600, 1,5000 metres
- 1983: World cross-country championships, England — 65th, under-20 men
Dr. Adam Sarty
Adam Sarty is the Associate Vice-President Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s University. He is an experimental nuclear physicist with a long history teaching and promoting physics and science. He has been a Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Physics at SMU since 2000. Dr. Sarty credits his high school physics teacher Norm Stonehouse for instilling in him a love for physics. Like his mentor Dr. Sarty has spent many years engaging in community presentations about physics to groups ranging from preschool to high-school age and beyond. Adam is an incredible teacher who has been recognized with various awards, including the Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Canadian Association of Physicists, the Science Champion Discovery Award from Halifax’s Discovery Centre, Volunteer of the Year recognitions from the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Educational Leadership Award from the Atlantic Association of Universities, and a 3M National Teaching Fellowship.
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55 Years And Counting...
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Jan 23 – 25th, 2020
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