Team BC with 91 medals halfway through second week of the 2017 Canada Summer Games

August 11, 2017

Team BC - Team BC is halfway through the second week of competition at the 2017 Canada Summer Games and currently has 91 medals. Adding to the 61 medals from week one, Team BC week two athletes have earned another 30 medals - 11 gold, seven silver, and 12 bronze. Team BC is sitting in second place in the medal standings with Team Ontario in first with 140 medals and Team Quebec in third with 87.

Week 2 Highlights:

  • Gold for Gillian Ellsay (Courtenay) in the cycling time trial
  • Bronze for Jay Lamoureux (Victoria) in the cycling time trial
  • Bronze for Alex Brent (Dewdney) in the Kayak K-1 1000m
  • 27 medals in swimming - 10 gold, seven silver and 10 bronze
  • Four medals for Raben Dommann (North Vancouver) - Gold in 400m free, 800m free, 4x200m free relay and Silver in 4x100m free relay
  • Five medals for Tyler Wall (Penticton) - Gold in 100m free and 4x200m free relay, Silver in 4x100m free relay and Bronze in 100m back and 4x50m free relay
  • Four medals for Jessica Lou (Victoria) - Gold in 4x200m Free relay, Silver in 4x50m Free relay and 4x100m free relay, and Bronze in 100m Free
  • Two medals for Bailey Herbert (Surrey) - Gold in 400m IM and Silver in 200m breast
  • Three gold medals for Jesse Shade (Campbell River) in Special Olympics 50m breast, 100m free, and 100m back.

There are two more days of swimming competition with the final medals awarded Friday evening.  The open water competition will be held Saturday.

Competition at the Canada Games continues until Sunday August 13 with canoe kayak, cycling, golf, tennis, soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling events still to be completed.

Official results and medal standings can be found on the Canada Games website.  
**Note: the official results are currently missing a bronze for Arianna Hunsicker (Surrey) in the 100m Free Para

QUOTES:

ELLSAY, Gillian (Courtenay) - Gold Individual time trial female

"It was a goal to be top five. But I didn't really know what my form was exactly like coming here. My coach was standing on the side of the road yelling that I was five seconds up. It's really cool. This is my second Canada Games so getting the gold is pretty special."

LUO, Jessica (Victoria) - Swimming - three relay medals 
On being called the anchorwoman of the relays 
“Every single relay is a different experience. But I am just super happy and super proud of the three girls that were ahead of me. They put me in a really good place. I am really proud of my fourth medal.”

DOMMANN, Raben (North Vancouver) - Swimming - four time medalist
On his third gold medal in the men's 400m free
“It’s a great swim for me. At the beginning of the year, my coach and I looked at times. We said at the end of the year, if I can go 4:02, that sets me up for next season and keep on building on that until 2020 in the Olympic year. I accomplished what I wanted to this year.”

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About Team BC 

Team BC’s delegation of 455 athletes, coaches, managers, technical support and mission staff are representing British Columbia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Team BC athletes are the best young developing talent in this province and are our future national and international champions. Visit www.teambc.org for the latest news and updates.

About the Canada Games

The Canada Games are a national multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer. The 2017 Canada Summer Games run July 28 to August 13 in Winnipeg, bringing together approximately 4,000 athletes, coaches, and managers from every province and territory to compete in 16 sports. The Canada Games will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2017 coinciding with Canada 150. Visit www.canadagames.ca.

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