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Adam Buchwald sets local speed skating record, then scores further successes at Canada Games

One of six finalists for Jewish Athlete of the Year in 2022, 17-year-old Adam Buchwald continues to excel in his chosen sport, speed skating.
Recently, on January 14, Adam set a record at the Susan Auch Oval in Winnipeg which had lasted for 30 years when, for the first time in his career, he raced 10,000 metres – in a time of 16:00:719, which beat the previous record, set in 1993, of 16:07:20.
According to Adam’s mother, Tracy Leipsic, Adam “was so happy to have crushed that goal!  He was asking his coaches for almost 2 years to race the 10,000. but the athletes have to be prepared properly for that distance.”
In an update received from Tracy, she reported that Adam had also excelled at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. Adam finished fifth in the 5,000 metre race and his team finished fourth in the Team Pursuit.
Congratulations to Adam, who’s sure to be nominated once again for Jewish Athlete of the Year, with the winner set to be announced at this year’s Ken Kronson Sports Dinner, to be held on Monday, June 19.

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