On the final day of individual finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games judo competition, Team BC was looking to better their 2015 Canada Winter Games showing of 4 silver and 4 bronze medals in the individual competition. Following today’s haul, Judo has secured 10 medals at these games; 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals in the individual competition.
On Wednesday, gold medals were won by Isabelle Harris (Mission), Brae Booth (Creston) and Ian Ryder (Richmond). Silver medals were won by Caleigh Kuramoto (Richmond) and Payton Harris (mission) and Lochlan Young (Prince George) won the lone bronze.
Badminton contributed three medals on Wednesday. Wendy Zhang (Richmond) won two gold medals; one in singles and another with Kylie Chen (Vancouver) in women’s doubles. And Antonio Li (Victoria) won a gold medal in men’s singles.
Figure skating added three medals to the tally. Brendan Wong (Burnaby) and David Li (Richmond) won silver and bronze respectively in Pre Novice Men. Hailey Yu (Burnaby) and Brendan Giang (Burnaby) won a gold medal in the Pre Novice Dance Mix.
Para Nordic,again swept the podium, this time in the sprint. Ethan Hess (Pemberton), Leo Sammarelli (Vancouver) and Paul Finkbeiner (Vancouver) won gold, silver and bronze, in that order. Also in Para Nordic Standing Sprint, Andy Lin (Burnaby) won a gold in the men’s and Maja Jonas (North Vancouver) won a bronze in the men’s event. Para Nordic won five medals for Team BC on the day.
And finally, on another beautiful day at Nakiska Ski Resort, Team BC Alpine competed in the slalom competition. Logan Leach (Lumby) along with his guide Caele Kassa (Vernon) did enough to secure the silver medal in Slalom Para Male category. In the men’s slalom race, Heming Sola (Summerland) put it all out there on the course and won the gold medal for Team BC. Sola was sitting in fifth place after the first run, but managed to push it on the second run and bring himself back up to first place.