Yukon athletes continue winning medals at the 2024 Arctic Winter Games

    A dedicated fan waves a Yukon Flag attached to a hockey stick as Team Yukon competes at the 2024 Arctic Winter Games (Photo: Sarah Cardinal)

    Team Yukon's medal count reaches 33, keeping them in second place behind leading Team Alaska.

    Tuesday was another very busy day in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska, as Team Yukon continues competing at the Arctic Winter Games.

    In Arctic Sports, Augustin Greetham earned the gold medal in junior kneel jump on Tuesday. Arctic Sports continue Wednesday with arm pull, knuckle hop, one foot high kick and Alaskan high kick events.

    In slopestyle snowboarding, Team Yukon earned four new gold medals, along with two silver and one bronze. Team Yukon also brought home one medal of each colour in Alpine Ski – Slalom. They all return to the slopes at Skeetawk tomorrow for banked slalom snowboarding and parallel slalom skiing events.

    Team Yukon dominated the podium at snow snake, Tuesday’s Dene Game. Myra Kendri earned the gold ulu for the territory, and Denise Griffith won the bronze. Tomorrow, Team Yukon competes in Hand Games at the Menard Memorial Sports Centre in Wasilla.

    Team Yukon’s archers found their targets and brought home some hardware on Tuesday. Mya Wilson and Dawson Widney earned gold medals in Team Barebow Mix, while Delia Therriault and Dom Watt earned gold in Team Compound Mix.

    Tuesday was a rough day on the ice, but the U15 men’s team did earn a win against Nunavut 10-1. Each of Team Yukon’s hockey divisions return to the ice tomorrow for the semi-finals.

    By Tuesday night, Team Yukon found itself second overall in medal count with 33 medals across events, still being led by host contingent, Team Alaska. But, at less than halfway through the Arctic Winter Games, there is still plenty of glory (and medals) to be earned.

    Lots of competition remains to be seen in these Games over the next few days, with plenty of cultural events taking place Thursday through Saturday.

    To livestream the Arctic Winter Games, visit awg2024.org.

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