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Team Canada Set for World Championships

WINNIPEG, MB, August 10, 2018 – Competition is about to begin for Team Canada at the International Racquetball Federation World Championships taking place in San José, Costa Rica from August 10 to 18, 2018.

Pan Am Games and World Championship medalists Frédérique Lambert and Jennifer Saunders will represent Canada in the women’s singles and doubles events.

Lambert, from Montréal, has competed internationally thirteen times for Canada. She has been active on the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) over the past several years and finished the last season as the second ranked singles athlete on the tour.

Jennifer Saunders of Winnipeg brings the most experience to the team. She has represented Canada on twenty-eight occasions internationally, winning over twenty medals over the span of her career.

The men’s team also has considerable international experience.

Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau has medalled at the international level and is currently the eighth ranked athlete in singles on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Murray will play both the singles and doubles events at the World Championships.

Pan Am Games medalist Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge will play singles at the World Championships. Iwaasa has recently returned to competition after being out of the country for the past two years and is ready to compete internationally again.

Pan Am Games and World Championship medalist Tim Landeryou of Calgary will team up with Murray to play doubles.. Landeryou has represented Canada at thirteen international events.

The coaches for Team Canada will be Michel Gagnon of Montréal and Corey Osborne of Penetanguishene. Robert Fong from Vancouver joins the team staff as Team Physiotherapist.

The selection of the World Championship team was based on results from two National Team Selection Events and the 2018 Racquetball Canada Canadian Championships.

The event will be live-streamed by the International Racquetball Federation. Links to the draws, results and live-streaming can be found on the International Racquetball Federationhttp://www.internationalracquetball.com/http://www.internationalracquetball.ca/ website.

Team Canada for 2018 World Championships

 

Coby Iwaasa Tim Landeryou Samuel Murray
Coby Iwaasa
Tim Landeryou

Samuel Murray
 
Frédérique Lambert
Jennifer Saunders
 



Men
Athlete
Hometown
Event
Personal Coach
Coby Iwaasa
Lethbridge, AB Singles Corey Osborne
Tim Landeryou Calgary, AB Doubles Loren Prentice
Samuel Murray Baie-Comeau, QC Singles & Doubles Rino Langelier
Women
Athlete
Hometown Event Personal Coach
Frédérique Lambert Montréal, QC Singles & Doubles Michel Gagnon
Jennifer Saunders Winnipeg, MB Singles & Doubles Corey Osborne
Coaching & Team Support Staff
Name
Hometown Role
Michel Gagnon Montréal, QC Head Coach
Corey Osborne Penetanguishene, ON Assistant Coach
Robert Fong Vancouver, BC Physiotherapist

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. For more information visit our website.

Media Contact:

Jan Hanson

Director of Communications and Marketing

Racquetball Canada Board of Directors

jhanson@accesscomm.ca

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