Cleve’s Source for Sports Athlete of the Month Announced
Sport Nova Scotia – Halifax – 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.
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:
Communications Coordinator, Sport Nova Scotia