Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

Jennifer Saunders
  • Born: 11/18/1976
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 75kg
  • Birthplace: Thompson, Manitoba
  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jennifer-SaundersJennifer Saunders has competed for Canada on twenty-three occasions, winning eleven medals at the IRF World Championships (highlighted by her singles silver in 2012) and six medals at the Pan Am Championships. Saunders has won the Canadian Women’s Open Singles Championship title eight times in the last 13 years. She has also won the Canadian Women’s Open Doubles title in 11 of the last 13 years, most recently in 2015. Saunders’ combined nineteen titles gives her the record for the most Canadian Open titles by any male or female athlete in the history of Canadian racquetball. In total, she has won 29 medals in the Open Singles and Doubles events at the Canadian Championships including 19 gold, 9 silver and 1 bronze. Saunders represented Canada at the 2003 and 2011 Pan Am Games as well as the World Games in 2009 and 2013. In 2009, Saunders was selected as the Manitoba Female Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Edward and Ruth Saunders… Older sisters Carolyn Simpson and Dene Nicholson… Partner Dave Boyd… Getting into the Sport: Started playing racquetball at age 10… It was the first individual sport she tried; was drawn to the fast pace and aggressiveness; being able to play inside year-round in northern Canada was also an asset… Outside Interests: Enjoys playing golf and slo-pitch softball… Big fan of the Winnipeg Jets… Executive Director of Racquetball Manitoba… Earned Bachelor of Arts (major in Physical Activity and Sport Studies) at the University of Winnipeg in 1999… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Why not me?”  Good luck charm is a horseshoe pendant she wears around her neck…. Nicknames: JTK (Jenny The Kid), Jenny Canada… Role model is Wayne Gretzky because he is The Great One…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

PAG: 2011 – Rd of 16 (singles), QF (team); 2003 – 5th (singles)

PAC: 2012 – BRONZE (doubles); 2010 – SILVER (singles); 2008 – BRONZE (singles); 2004 – GOLD (team), SILVER (doubles)

IRF WCh: 2014 – 6th (doubles); 2012 – BRONZE (team), SILVER (singles); 2010 – 5th (singles), SILVER (team); 2008 – BRONZE (singles), BRONZE (team); 2006 – BRONZE (singles), SILVER (team); 2004 – SILVER (team), BRONZE (doubles); 2002 – SILVER (team), SILVER (singles)

Olympic Club

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 77013 points
  • Earned this week: 5655 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 59781 points
  • Earned this week: 4060 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 48035 points
  • Earned this week: 2460 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 37096 points
  • Earned this week: 1945 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 36032 points
  • Earned this week: 1835 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 26869 points
  • Earned this week: 1199 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24760 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 18975 points
  • Earned this week: 625 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,280 other followers