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More medals for Manitoba paddlers at Summer Games

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Team Manitoba paddlers added two more golds and one more bronze bringing up their total medal count to 18 Tuesday morning at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games being held in Kamloops.

Meanwhile, on the track, Mellisa Kitching struck gold by winning the women’s 400-metre hurdles in a Games’ record time of 61.53 (old record, 61.76). The output gives Manitoba a total of nine gold, five silver and five bronze medals so far in the Games.

Tom Sherwin, who already had five canoing/kayaking gold medals going into Tuesday’s competition, added his sixth when he won the C-1 2,000 metres in a time of nine minutes 48.7 seconds, and Kara Hummelt picked up a gold medal in the women’s C-1 2,000 in a time of 11:34.2.

For Hummelt, it was her second gold medal of the games. She also has two silvers and three bronze from the first three days of competition.

Zane Clarke scored a bronze medal Tuesday when he finished third in the K-1 2,000 with a time of 9:02.8

He now has a total of two silvers and two bronze.

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Updated on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 3:33 PM CDT: Added info on track event

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