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HRM athletes shine as NS shows best-ever medal count at Summer Games

Among the 56 medals was an impressive six-medal performance from 20-year-old Dartmouth kayaker Lily Baert
Nova Scotia athletes return from Niagara 2022 with 56 medals at the Canada Summer Games

Local athletes have scored big at this year's Canada Summer Games.

Held from August 6 to 21, athletes from Nova Scotia tied for their best-ever medal count in the province's history with 56 medals awarded at Niagara 2022.

Among the winning athletes from HRM was 20-year-old Lily Baert of Dartmouth, who had a stunning six-medal performance in canoe kayak.

Five-medal performances were awarded to Alex MacNeil of Timberlea, Eric Chouinard of Cole Harbour and Ian Gaudet of Dartmouth in canoe kayak.

As well, Halifax swimmer Keilen Bellis earned two gold medals and rowers Emerson Crick, Claire Ellison and Jana Peachey, all of Halifax, and Hammonds Plains' Adam Giles earned two medals each.

Gold and silver medals in athletics were also handed out to Special Olympian Joy MacLachlan and Andrew Peverill, both of Halifax.

"Nova Scotia athletes have accomplished so much these last two weeks and shown amazing dedication to their sports and teammates," said Lori Lancaster, Nova Scotia's chef de mission in a news release. "Our athletes gave it their all, showed wonderful team spirit and I know Nova Scotians join me in congratulating them for their achievements at Niagara 2022."

This year also marked the second-most gold medals for Nova Scotia at a Games and Nova Scotia athletes also set new provincial records and many personal best results during the competition.

For complete results from the Games, visit:

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