BC's track athletes earned more medals Friday afternoon in the second-to-last session of the 2017 Canada Games athletics competition. The session at the University of Manitoba Stadium was delayed by more than one hour when a thunderstorm rolled across Winnipeg. When competition resumed, BC athletes posted more podium performances.
Quotes from Team BC medallists - Friday afternoon session in athletics
BLAKE, Jerome (Kelowna) - Gold, men's 200m (20.87)
On being compared to Olympic sprinter Andre De Grasse
"I don't mind if I remind them of someone who is really good at the sport. I really look up to everyone in Canada and in the world as sprinters. Even the young guys I race with here. I look up to all of them. I get my inspiration from everybody."
On his future plans
"This is my last race of the season. For next season, I will take some time off and work on my citizenship and see what happens from there. My main goal is to represent Canada one day at the Olympics or the World Championships or the global stage. That's my end goal in track and field."
BORSOI, Malcolm (Surrey) - Gold, men's 200m Special Olympics (24.23 - Canada Games record)
On winning Gold
"I just knew that when I did that race, I had a lot of people watching. and I thought this is for you guys. It feels, good to win. In the 100, I was a bit iffy on it. But the 200, I felt confident."
On going home with two medals from the Canada Games
"I don't want to cry, but I will be pretty happy to see my family when I see them at the airport."
NIJJAR, Jasneet (Surrey) Silver, women's 200m (23.83)
On her Canada Games experience and winning two medals at the Canada Games
"I'm pretty happy. It's been great. I was here as the youngest competitor in track. So, it's more about fun than actual results. But, I've got the experience and I am walking away with a smile now and two medals. It's like a cherry on the top. I am proud."
RENAERTS, Yeshi (Victoria) - Silver, women's 200m wheelchair (47.06)
On winning three silver medals at the Canada Games
"I'm pretty new to the sport and I came here to have fun and to support BC. I just want to thank all my coaches working with me back in Victoria."