Tennant adds silver to her gold
Grace Tennant came within 40 centimetres of being a double gold medalist at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
After winning the gold medal in the shot put Friday morning, the 23-year-old from Caistor Centre placed second in the discus Saturday afternoon at Canada Games Park. Tennant’s throw of 53.86 metres, placed her second behind Team Ontario teammate and Welland native Trinity Tutti. Tutti won her second straight Canada Games gold medal in the discus with a throw of 54.26 metres.
“Things went OK,” the former scholarship thrower at Kent State said. “I wish I could have thrown a little bit further but I feel that is what you wish for every time. I am pretty content with my performance and it was great competing with these ladies one again.”
Tennant’s personal best in the discus is 55.21 metres.
“I came close,” she said.
Tennant is more known for throwing the shot put at the collegiate level but that doesn’t mean discus isn’t near and dear to her heart.
“Things are still up in the air. I have gone back and forth between being a shot put primary or a discus primary and in the next couple of years, hopefully I will figure out which one that I am going to lead with,” said the bronze medallist in the shot put at this year’s Canadian track and field championships. “For now, I am going to keep training in both and see which one pulls ahead but my favourite is always going to be discus. I love discus and I never considered myself to be a shot putter but you know, whatever works.”
Tennant had an excellent time competing against Tutti, one of her good friends.
“It is a treat every time. I have known Trinity since I was 13 years old. She has been my teammate for forever,” Tennant said. “I just graduated from school so I didn’t get to compete against her many times in the summer when I came home. Now I am back home after graduating and I am sure I will be seeing her almost every day.”
Tennant is planning to train out of Toronto under coach Richard Parkinson, who also coaches Tutti. She is looking forward to getting pushed by Tutti.
“She is a great training partner and a great competitor.”