The Brooklyn, Queens County, athlete won a gold medal in women’s shot put at the Canada Games. The Canada Games, which are taking place in Winnipeg, began July 28 and will come to a close Aug. 13.
Mitton says she shares that medal with all the people who have supported her throughout the years, such as her parents and family, coaches, and all her friends.
The longtime athlete says she’s been throwing for a while, but recently she moved to Toronto to train at the East
“Since I made that transition, I’ve had so much success and hope to continue that,” said Mitton.
Most Canada Games athletes are staying on campus at the University of Manitoba.
“It’s awesome,” said Mitton. “You get a chance to meet athletes from all sports, from all across Canada.”
When the games wrap up, Mitton will have a quick visit home, and then she will head to Taiwan for the World University Games with Team Canada, which are scheduled to take place from Aug. 19 to 30 in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.