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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Cleve’s Source for Sports Athletes of the Month announced

June 2018

(Halifax, July 16, 2018)- Ryan O’Neil is the Cleve’s Source for Sports Individual Male Athlete of the Month for June. The 21-year-old Karateka from Halifax earned his spot on the podium in two events at the 2018 Pan American Karate Federation (PKF) Senior Championships in Chile. O’Neil secured a bronze medal in the -67 Kumite and gold with his men’s Kumite team. This is the first time a Nova Scotian has made it to the podium at this competition. The international event that took place in Santiago from June 11-17 hosted 304 competitors from 20 countries. O’Neil’s success secured him a spot at the 2018 Karate world championships in Madrid, Spain from November 6-11.

Kai Dwyer is the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month for June. Dwyer secured a bronze medal in synchronized trampoline at the Junior Pan American Championships in Bolivia. The international competition that took place from June 18 to 24 hosted 75 competitors from seven countries. The 17-year-old’s performance earned him a personal best score, and qualified him for a trampoline spot at the Youth Olympics.

 The Athlete of the Month program is administered by Sport Nova Scotia, whose members are eligible to nominate athletes for the awards. A membership committee selects the award recipients for five possible categories: Male Individual Athlete, Female Individual Athlete, Male Team Athlete, Female Team Athlete, and Team. For more information about the awards, please visit www.sportnovascotia.ca   

Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.




For more information and/or athlete photos, please contact:

Kate Trask
Communications Coordinator
Sport Nova Scotia


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