Three Saskatchewan-based coaches will represent Canada at the Olympic Summer Games July 23 to August in Tokyo.
Lisa Borgerson (pistol), Lisa Thomaidis (women’s basketball) and Mary Carroll (diving) are included among the 12 individuals from Saskatchewan at the Games. The group also includes six athletes, two support staff and one official.
Borgerson will be attending her second straight Olympics as a Canadian National Pistol Coach. She will work with Canada’s lone-athlete in the 10-metre air pistol event. Carroll, an Olympian in 1992 and 14-time national champion, will accompany Saskatchewan diver Rylan Wiens to the game. He will compete in the 10-metre platform event. Thomaidis is coaching in her third Olympics and second as head coach of the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team. The Canadian squad enters the Olympics ranked fourth in the world.
To learn more about the Saskatchewan coaches, athletes and other members of the contingent, visit cheeronsask.ca. The website documents the athletes, coaches, officials and staff from Saskatchewan on their journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, features a comprehensive schedule specific to the Saskatchewan athletes that includes date, times, viewing options and results and will house daily recaps with results and information specific to the Saskatchewan contingent. It will also feature an aggregate of news from the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and National Sport Organizations.