Racquetball Canada Announces World Championships Teams
WINNIPEG, November 24, 2021 – Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce the teams that will represent Canada at the upcoming World Championships and Junior World Championships in Guatemala. Athletes were selected from Racquetball Canada’s National Teams.
The World Championships run from November 28 to December 6, 2021. The Junior World Championships take place from December 2 to 11, 2021. Both tournaments are being held at the Domo Complejo de Racquetball in Guatemala City.
“I couldn’t be happier or more excited for our athletes to be able to return to international competition,” said Jen Saunders, Racquetball Canada’s High Performance Director. “This is what they live and train for – to be able to play for Team Canada and represent their country with skill, passion and integrity. I look forward to supporting them and our coaching staff at the World Championships.”
Women’s World Championships Team
|Michèle Morissette||Baie-Comeau, QC||Singles|
|Frédérique Lambert||Montréal, QC||Doubles|
|Alexis Iwaasa||Lethbridge, AB||Doubles|
Men’s World Championships Team
|Lee Connell||Saskatoon, SK||Singles|
|Francis Guillemette||Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC||Singles|
|Samuel Murray||Baie-Comeau, QC||Doubles|
|Coby Iwaasa||Lethbridge, AB||Doubl|
Junior Girl’s World Championship Team
|Juliette Parent||Saint-Jacques, QC||18 & U Girl’s Singles|
|Tamara Wilscam||Repentigny, QC||16 & U Girl’s Singles16 & U Girl’s Doubles|
|Ofelia Wilscam||Repentigny, QC||16 & U Girl’s Singles16 & U Girl’s Doubles|
|Chloé Jauvin||Terrebonne, QC||14 & U Girl’s Singles|
Junior Boy’s World Championships Team
|Nathan Jauvin||Terrebonne, QC||18 & U Boy’s Singles18 & U Boy’s Doubles|
|Christian Pocsai||New Hamburg, ON||16 & U Boy’s Singles18 & U Boy’s Doubles|
|Asher Pocsai||New Hamburg, ON||14 & U Boy’s Singles14 & U Boy’s Doubles|
|Raphaël Guillemette||Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, QC||14 & U Boy’s Singles14 & U Boy’s Doubles|
World Championships Team Support Staff
|Michel Gagnon||Longueuil, QC||Head Coach|
|Rino Langelier||Montréal, QC||Assistant Coach|
|Evan Pritchard||Winnipeg, MB||Assistant Coach|
|Amy Barrette||Baie-Comeau, QC||Therapist|
|Jen Saunders||Winnipeg, MB||Team Manager|
The Junior World Championships normally occur annually, but the tournament did not take place in 2020. The World Championships take place every two years but were postponed from 2020 until this year. The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) will resume the normal World Championship cycle in 2022.
This year’s World Championships are a qualifying event for the 2022 World Games being held in Birmingham, USA.
Athlete biographies are linked to each athlete’s name in the above information. Click here to link to the draws and results on the IRF website.
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Racquetball Canada is the National Sport Organization for the sport of racquetball. As a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, our mission is to coordinate, govern and encourage the advancement of racquetball from the grassroots to the elite level across Canada. Our vision is to be a visible, vibrant sport enjoyed coast to coast by Canadians of all ages and abilities. For more information visit our website.
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