Grande Prairie area athletes continue to show their mettle at the Canada Summer Games. Mairen Lawson of Grande Prairie has earned the third medal for our region, a silver for Cycling Road in the Individual Time Trial.
According to games officials, Lawson was previously a triathlete but chose to focus on biking to improve her skills in 2021. It has paid off, as she had a strong start in Tuesday’s competition and was just inches away from closing the gap on the gold medallist, finishing just .4 seconds behind first place.
It’s been a successful past year for the 18-year-old, who also won a bronze medal at the 2021 Canadian Road Cycling Championships in the Junior Individual 16-kilometre time trial race. Her bronze medal at the Games is the third for our area.
Dominik Kwiecien of Grande Prairie earned a bronze medal in Men’s Open Water Swim last Friday while Marissa Laurin of the County of Grande Prairie won a bronze medal in the Women’s 200-metre Breaststroke on August 10th. They helped Team Alberta earn its largest medal in swimming at the Canada Games, finishing in second place.