Winnipeg's David Snider picked up two gold medals at the Pan American Badminton Championships earlier this week.
Snider beat fellow Canadian Stephen Wojcikiewicz in the men's singles final 2-0 (21-7, 23-21) to claim his first gold medal and helped the Maple Leaf win a second gold in the team competition.
Snider played for Canada in the singles match, a 48-minute affair which saw the local player drop the first set 21-18. He re-grouped in the next game (winning 21-16) and then closed things out with a convincing 21-13 score in the final set. Team Canada defeated Peru by a 3-2 decision in the final to take the team gold.
TIME FOR A RUN
Over a thousand runners are registered for the 2008 Provincial High School Cross-Country Running Championships, which gets underway tomorrow in Roseisle.
Runners will compete in two classifications of each of the categories of junior varsity girls, junior varsity boys, varsity girls and varsity boys. The girls take on a challenging 3,000-metre distance, while the boys tackle a 5,000m course made up of hills and backwoods terrain.