Megan Gibson named Sask Sport Inc. August Athlete of the Month

Gibson competed as an individual and a crew member in team boat events at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She captured three medals at the championships: gold in K-1 1000m, gold in K-1 500m, and silver in K-1 200m. Twenty-seven competitors participated in each event. Gibson also won bronze in the team boat event C-15 500m and placed fourth in the midget women's K-4 event. At the championships, 1,257 athletes participated from eight provinces and 39 clubs.

Due to her achievements, Gibson is a likely candidate for nomination to the Junior National Development Team and will be given the opportunity to represent Canada at the Junior International Regatta in Moscow this month. She was nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan.

The other nominees were: Rachael Edwards, Saskatoon, triathlon; and Aaron Misponas, Pinehouse, Special Olympics.

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

For information regarding the Athlete of the Month Awards program, including previous nominees and recipients, visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/awards.php

September 16, 2008