Jasḵwaan wins gold at European Masters Games

Monday, July 10th, 2023 7:59am


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Jasḵwaan, Amanda Bedard holds up her gold medal in the breaststroke and the Haida Gwaii flag. Photo courtesy of the European Master's Games 2023.

Competitive swimmer Jasḵwaan, Amanda Bedard, who competed in the European Masters Games in Tampere, Finland from July 7 to July 9, has earned a gold medal in the 200 m breaststroke.

She also took fourth in three categories— the 50 m breaststroke, 100 m breaststroke and 200 m individual medley. Jasḵwaan also came in seventh in the 100 m freelance.

Jasḵwaan represented the Haida Nation on the world stage. She trained for the competition without access to a swimming pool in the northern island community off the west coast of mainland British Columbia.

Read our interview with Jasḵwaan before her leaving for the competition: Jasḵwaan is competing in the European Masters Games in honour of Haida Gwaii - Windspeaker.com