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Champion shot putter hopes to show Indigenous youth ‘they can get somewhere with sport’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2019160 Views

The 11th annual Saskatchewan Indigenous Track and Field Championships begin Friday in Saskatoon

Apr 05, 2019

Hundreds of young Indigenous athletes competing in Saskatoon this weekend will have someone to look up to — but they’ll have to look way, way up.

Brett Lachance, all six feet, nine inches and 295 pounds of him, will be throwing the shot put at the Saskatoon Field House during the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Lachance was a double gold medalist at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. He also finished fourth at the national university championships, even though the second-year University of Saskatchewan education student is only 19 years old.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/shot-putter-inspires-indigenous-youth-1.5085401

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