CHANTAL VAN LANDEGHEM of Manta Swim Club finished seventh in the women's 50-metre freestyle semifinal Friday at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai. Earlier, she tied for seventh in the 50 freestyle preliminaries, clocking a personal best 25.05 to advance to the semis. Her time of 25.23 in the semifinal was not good enough for her to advance into the medal round.
CHANTAL ASSELIN and Wyatt Yarish of the Manta Swim Club each won a gold medal at the Swimming Canada's age group nationals in Montreal. Asselin swam a time of 17 minutes 51.78 seconds two win the girls 15-year-old 1,500 metre freestyle, while Yarish won the 15-year-old boys 400 freestyle in 4:04.48. Yarish (16:25.65) also took bronze in the 1,500 freestyle. Silver-medal winners include Renee Deschenes of Manta (30.44) in the 16-18 girls 50 backstroke; MacKenzie Glover of the U of M (31.48) in the 13 girls 50 back; Lauren Tegtsoonian of Manta (2:39.42) in the 14 girls 200 breastroke; Krista Rossum of the Manitoba Marlins (1:10.60) in the 16-18 girls 100 breast. Rossum also won a bronze in the 200 breast in 2:33.98. Also winning bronze medals were Aaron Chanas-Larue of Manta, who collected two in the 16 boys 100 freestyle in 52.63 and the 200 free in 1:53.70. Anthony Ilouchetchev (30.45) was third in the 13-under boys 50 backstroke.
FOOTBALL Manitoba will hold its second annual Hall of Fame luncheon on Aug. 18, at the Viscount Gort Hotel, beginning at noon. Seven players will be inducted in the players category. They are Leo Ezerins, Gord Paterson, Tony Kehrer, Norm Stapon, Ray Ash, Tom Armstrong and Bart Evans. In the coaches category the five inductees are: Mike Debroni, John Puchniak, Gerald Hobson, Ron Mahoney and Hal Mauthe. The six inductees into the builders category are Al Boitson, Jack James, Bill Neal, Peter Sawchuk, Jeep Wooley and George Wilson. As for the men in stripes, five will enter the hall in the officials category. They are Kas Vidruk, James Kraemer, Hal Perkins, Ron Hallock and Jim Foubister. Also getting a corner in the hall are the 1961 Juvenile Fort Gary Lions, and the 1941 Winnipeg Roamers. Tickets can be purchased for $40 and tables of eight may be reserved. Call Football Manitoba at 925-5902 before Aug. 11, or go to (www.footballmanitoba.com).
FORWARDS Ryan Pulock of Grandview and Brendan Leipsic of Winnipeg are among the 42 hockey players who stepped onto the ice in Calgary Saturday with hopes of being selected for Canada's national men's summer under-18 team. Pulock plays for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, while Leipsic is with the Portland Winter Hawks. At the camp's conclusion, 22 players will be selected for Canada's team to compete in the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.