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Team BC – The first week of competition at the 2017 Canada Summer Games finished up Friday in Winnipeg. Team BC is sitting in second place in the medal standings with 26 gold medals, 26 silver medals, and nine bronze medals for a total of 61. Team Ontario is in first with 90 medals and Team Quebec is in third with 51.

Highlights of the week:

  • 28 medals in Athletics (compared to 21 at the 2013 Canada Summer Games) including 14 gold, 11 silver, and 3 bronze
  • Jerome Blake (Kelowna) broke a Canada Games record in the 100m but, finished 0.002 seconds behind the photo finish winner. Blake won gold in the 200m and the 4x400m
  • Six medals in Triathlon including three gold medals for Desirae Ridenour (Cowichan Bay)
  • 14 medals for Rowing with a medal in every event for a total of five gold, eight silver, and one bronze
  • Six medals in Diving with Victoria’s Bryden Hattie leading the way with three silvers
  • Three medals in Mountain Bike including gold for the men’s relay team of Squamish athletes Holden Jones, Rhys Verner and Sean Fincham. Verner also won gold in the sprint race.
  • Beach Volleyball gold for the men’s team (Isaac Bevis and Jeff Webb – Nanaimo) and bronze for the women’s team (Quincy Birker-Kelowna and Darby Dunn-Langley)
  • Sailing silver in the single handed laser for John Owen (Victoria) and bronze in the double handed 29er

Official results and medal standings can be found on the Canada Games website.  

QUOTES:
Jerome Blake (Kelowna) – Two Gold and 1 Silver, Athletics

On being part of Team BC
“It’s always a pleasure to represent my province. It’s always a joy for me to come out here and represent BC. Everyone from BC is like family. They support each other no matter what.”
On being at the Canada Games
“It’s been great. It’s been a pleasure being here. The city of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba have hosted us very well. All of these volunteers leave their homes and families to come out here and help us out.”
Saturday is “turn-around day” with week one sports heading home and week two sports arriving in Winnipeg. Competition will resume on Monday, August 7 with Canoe Kayak, Road Cycling, Golf, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Indoor Volleyball (Men and Women) and Wrestling.

 

For the latest updates and information please visit www.teambc.org

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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.

Media Contacts:
Lia Threlfall
Team BC Communications Manager
250-812-3887
liat@bcgames.org

Sam Corea
Team BC Media Relations
778-230-1980
sam_corea@hotmail.com