Saskatchewan Athletes have strong performances at World Games!

The Saskatchewan Athletes and Coach Jackie at Opening Ceremonies of World Games!

Special Olympics Saskatchewan is extremely proud of the six Saskatchewan athletes and one coach who competed as part of Team Canada at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Combined, the Saskatchewan athletes won eight gold, two silver and four bronze medals for Team Canada! 

The Team Canada Roster included Richard Dolan and Dawn Rieben who competed in 10 pin bowling, Addison Czaya-Woolly who competed in athletics and Colby Kosteniuk, Michael Qing, and Tianna Zimmerman who competed in swimming. This was the largest contingent of individual Saskatchewan athletes selected to Team Canada. Each one of these athletes worked incredibly hard at their sport to get to the level they are at today. Congratulations to the athletes and coach Jackie on an amazing showing at World Games!

Read the bios below:

Addison Czaya-Woolly

Richard Dolan

Colby Kosteniuk

Dawn Rieben

Michael Qing

Tianna Zimmerman

Coach Jackie Powell


World Games Results:

Athlete Event Results Place
Addison Czaya-Woolly Shot Put 4.00 7th
Addison Czaya-Woolly 100m Run 21.49 3rd
Richard Dolan 10 Pin Bowling - Team 1925 1st
Richard Dolan 10 Pin Bowling - Singles 498 2nd
Richard Dolan 10 Pin Bowling - Doubles 1015 3rd
Colby Kosteniuk 400m Freestyle 6:09.36 1st
Colby Kosteniuk 1500m Freestyle 25:30.40 2nd
Colby Kosteniuk 4x100m Medley Relay 6:10.31 1st
Colby Kosteniuk 800m Freestyle 12:51.21 4th
Dawn Rieben 10 Pin Bowling - Team 1517 4th
Dawn Rieben 10 Pin Bowling - Singles 347 4th
Dawn Rieben 10 Pin Bowling - Doubles 842 1st
Michael Qing 400m Freestyle 4:40.39 3rd
Michael Qing 1500m Freestyle 20:08.92 1st
Michael Qing 4x100m Medley Relay 6:10.31 1st
Michael Qing 800m Freestyle 10:20.63 1st
Tianna Zimmerman 400m Freestyle 8:50.38 4th
Tianna Zimmerman 4x50m Freestyle relay 3:14.76 1st
Tianna Zimmerman 800m Freestyle 18:22.34 3rd

For photos of the World Games, visit the Special Olympics Canada Flickr Page