Saskatchewan is importing a lot more gold, silver, and bronze than usual this week.
The 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto wrapped up this weekend, and people in this province have plenty to celebrate.
Saskatchewan had 17 athletes representing Canada at the Pan Am Games, and 12 of them brought home medals.
Tim Landeryou (Saskatoon) and Nikole Todd (Regina) are celebrating a little extra after both winning multiple medals.
Todd was the first Saskatchewan athlete to win a medal. The 25-year-old won silver in both women's doubles squash and women's team squash.
Landeryou lost his final men's doubles match, but still won bronze in men's racquetball doubles.
"I'm really happy to win a medal at the Pan Am Games with my family here," Landeryou told Racquetball Canada.
The 31-year-old Landeryou also won bronze in men's team racquetball.
Humboldt wins big
Two of the most exciting athletes at Pan Am Games didn't disappoint.
First, Rusty Malinoski won the gold medal for men's wakeboard. The 31-year-old from Humboldt put on a great show for fans when he beat out American Daniel Powers for the gold.
Fellow Humboldt athlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton won bronze in the women's 4x400 metre relay. The 26-year-old also finished fourth in women's long jump. She missed the podium after being out-jumped by just two centimetres. Theisen-Eaton is preparing for the World Championships in August, where she'll go for gold in heptathlon.
Dominating the diamond
Andrew Albers, Melissa Armstrong, and Bradi Wall all proved the caliber of baseball talent in Saskatchewan.
North Battleford's Albers won gold in men's baseball in a thrilling 7-6 game against the United States.
On Sunday, the women's team hoped to do the same when they closed out the games against the United States. The Americans got their revenge, beating Canada 11-3. However, Melissa Armstrong (Saskatoon) and Bradi Wall (Swift Current) both earned silver medals after a great tournament.
Finally, Saskatchewan softball player Megan Gurski (Dalmeny) won gold in one of the best match-ups during the Games. Canada upset the U.S. 4-2 in extra innings after seven scoreless innings. Canada lost to the Americans in each of the past four Pan Am Games.
Here is a complete list of Saskatchewan's medal winners:
- Andrew Albers, men's baseball
- Megan Gurski, women's softball
- Rusty Malinoski, men's wakeboard
- Nikole Todd, women's doubles squash/women's team squash
- Melissa Armstrong, women's baseball
- Bradi Wall, women's baseball
- Gavin Schmitt, men's volleyball
- Brianne Theisen-Eaton, women's 4x400 metre relay
- Kevin Graham, men's water polo
- Robin Randall, men's water polo
- Tim Landeryou, men's racquetball doubles/men's racquetball team
- Christine Richardson, women's racquetball team
Correction : An earlier version of this story did not include Regina's Christine Richardson, who won bronze as a member of the women's racquetball team.(Jul 27, 2015 3:52 PM)