Di Stasio and Mallette Recipients of 2022 Canadian Commonwealth Sport Awards

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by Anna Munhin Nov 26, 2022 News
Di Stasio and Mallette Recipients of 2022 Canadian Commonwealth Sport Awards

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The recipients of the Canadian Commonwealth Sport Awards were announced today. Ryan Mallette and Justina Di Stasio received awards for their work. The awards celebrate the individual's contribution to Team Canada at the Commonwealth Games.

Ryan Mallette (CNW Group/Commonwealth Games Association of Canada)

The Sport excellence athlete award celebrates outstanding athletic performance of individual athletes, an entire team, or an individual athlete within a team sport if their contributions are exemplary Justina Di Stasio won the athlete award in the year 2022. Di Stasio won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in women's 76 kilogram wrestling. At the Pan-American Games, Di Stasio was a bronze medal winner. Di Stasio wants to qualify for the Paris Olympics in twenty four years.

While Di Stasio is a leader on the mat she is also one off. She is respected by her teammates and is always willing to help them. She started working as a substitute teacher in the school district after earning her degree. She is an assistant coach with the women's wrestling team.

Di Stasio is proud of her indigenous heritage and this year is set to receive a pair of awards: the Tom Longboat Award, which recognizes aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport in Canada, and the premier's award for Indigenous youth excellence in sport.

The Sport excellence coach award celebrates 888-565- 888-565- 888-565- 888-565- 888-565- Ryan Mallette is the current Performance Head Coach at Swimming Canada's High- Performance Centre and is the recipient of the SportExcellence Coach Award. Mallette was part of Canada's Olympic staff in Tokyo, working with Team Canada on their preparation for the Commonwealth Games. Mallette is an example of a true mentor.

Ryan provides leadership and excellence in coaching through his dedication to the development of High- Performance Swimmers in Canada. The Swimmers performed well at the Commonwealth Games, breaking two World Junior Records and three Commonwealth Games records.

Richard Powers says that they are proud to recognize the great contributions of the award winners. They are role models in their sport and community.

The categories and previous award recipients of the Canadian Commonwealth Sport Awards can be found on the website.

The Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth sport movement in Canada are held by Commonwealth Sport Canada. Canada's athletes are supported to achieve excellence at the Olympics, Paralympics, and world championships by the Canadian sport community. The purpose of the Commonwealth Games is to enrich the lives of the youth in the Commonwealth. Information can be found at: www.commonwealthsport.ca.

Justina Di Stasio (CNW Group/Commonwealth Games Association of Canada)
Justina Di Stasio (CNW Group/Commonwealth Games Association of Canada)

The Commonwealth Games Association of Canada is the source of this information.

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