Christine Richardson named December Sask Sport Inc. Athlete of the Month

Christine Richardson of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. December Athletic of the Month Award.

At the World Junior Racquetball Championships in Mexico, Richardson, 15 competed in the 14U girls singles category and went 1-2 in the preliminary matches before winning four consecutive playoff matches to win the gold medal. Richardson also won the bronze medal in doubles. A total of 350 athletes from 19 countries competed in the event, including 12 in Richardson's category. She was nominated by Racquetball Saskatchewan.

The other nominees were Rusty Malinoski, Humboldt, water ski and wakeboard; Justin Warsylewicz, Regina, speed skating; and Kelsie Hendry, Saskatoon, athletics.

For more information contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email prediger@sasksport.sk.ca

January 18, 2006