Two athletes representing Canada on the world stage in Tokyo have connections to Newmarket.
Lindsay Kellock, an equestrian, and Stephanie Barrett, an archer, both list Newmarket as their hometown.
The two women are currently in Tokyo, Japan, where competition has already kicked off for the 2020 Olympic Games, which were delayed one year due to the pandemic.
Kellock, who is 31, is making her Olympic debut competing in dressage.
While born in Toronto, Kellock grew up in Newmarket. She began riding horses at the age of six, as her mother was also a rider and managed Sunnybrook Stables in Toronto.
Her current residence is in New York, but the equestrian is representing Canada, alongside her horse, Sebastian.
Barrett is also representing Canada and Newmarket at the Games over the next few weeks,
The 42-year-old archer was born and raised in Newmarket and currently lives in Mississauga.
She is making her Olympic debut as well after getting into archery just a few years ago in 2016, at the age of 37.
Growing up, she was always interested in medieval European sports and martial arts and also competed in track and field, soccer, and bowling.
🎯 = secured ✅— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) June 28, 2021
Crispin Duenas and Stephanie Barrett are heading to Tokyo 🙌
They will compete in the individual events, and then join forces for the first-ever Olympic mixed team event 🤝
🏹 into the details ➡️ https://t.co/yCLTIBcQrr pic.twitter.com/66vVgjK5IQ
Barrett is scheduled to make her first appearance in Tokyo today, Thursday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET in the women’s individual archery event.
Kellock's first dressage event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 24 at 4 a.m. ET.
The opening ceremony will take place on Friday, July 23 at 7 a.m ET, however competition began on July 20 and is set to run until Aug. 8.