OTTAWA — Sixteen-year-old Isabela Onyshko of Brandon and 78-year-old Al Hanet are officially the youngest and oldest Canadians taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Onyshko, from the Brandon Eagles Gymnastics Centre, will compete in artistic gymnastics while Hanet, from Kelowna, B.C., will compete in lawn bowling as a para-athlete.
“It is exciting that our Canadian athletes are starting to arrive at the Games’ Village,” said Chantal Petitclerc, Canada’s chef de mission. “While we have had a small advance team on site for over a week, having athletes now living in the Village has made it come alive.”
Brandon runner DeLohnni Nicol-Samuel, a 22-year-old with dual citizenship, will also compete in the Games for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Canada is sending its largest-ever delegation to a Commonwealth Games not on home soil with 265 athletes competing in 16 sports.
» The Canadian Press-Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 18, 2014