Competition Begins for Team Canada at the 2016 World Racquetball Championships

Competition Begins for Team Canada at the 2016 World Racquetball Championships

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Competition Begins for Team Canada at the 2016 World Racquetball Championships

Racquetball Canada – Winnipeg, July 16, 2016 – Competition is underway at the 2016 International Racquetball Federation World Championships being held in Cali, Colombia from July 16 to 23.

The majority of the team representing Canada have a wealth of international experience and all have represented Canada previously at at the international level. Mike Green, Jennifer Saunders and Frédérique Lambert have all been on the podium at previous World Championships in singles or doubles events.

The coaches for Team Canada will be Michel Gagnon and Corey Osborne.  This will be Gagnon’s twenty eighth international coaching assignment and Osborne’s first at the elite level.

The World Championship team was selected based on results from two National Team Selection Events, the 2016 Racquetball Canada Canadian Championships and the International Racquetball Tour and Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) rankings.

The World Championships take place every two years.  Canada has competed in sixteen World Championship events since 1994 and has a history of success, winning 49 medals in singles and doubles events including eight gold, twenty four silver and seventeen bronze.

Team Canada for 2016 World Championships         

Men

Athlete Hometown Event Personal Coach
Pedro Castro Brossard, QC Singles Rino Langelier
Mike Green Hamilton, ON Doubles Sue Swaine
Tim Landeryou Calgary, AB Doubles Loren Prentice
Samuel Murray Baie-Comeau, QC Singles Rino Langelier

Women

Athlete Hometown Event Personal Coach
Frédérique Lambert Montréal, QC Doubles Michel Gagnon
Michèle Morissette Baie-Comeau, QC Singles Michel Gagnon
Christine Richardson Regina, SK Singles Ross Richardson
Jennifer Saunders Winnipeg, MB Doubles Cliff Swain

Coaching & Team Support Staff

Name Hometown Role
Michel Gagnon Montréal, QC Head Coach
Corey Osborne Penetenguishene, ON Assistant Coach
Bob Fong Vancouver, BC Physiotherapist

Draws and Results: http://www.internationalracquetball.com/live-events.html

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Live streaming:  http://www.bit.ly/irfworlds

Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of Racquetball in Canada. Along with the support of the Government of Canada and many valued partners, Racquetball Canada develops competitive national teams and oversees programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada.

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