Thursday, March 2, 2023
For the second time at the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games, Team BC won six gold medals in a single day on the way to a nine-medal performance on Day 13.
British Columbia (82) remains second in the overall medal standings heading into the third-last day of action. Quebec has pulled away with 123 while Ontario sits only six medals behind with 76 heading into Day 14.
MEDAL STANDINGS* | SCHEDULE + RESULTS | TEAM BC PHOTOS | LIVESTREAM
*Note: official medal table may be behind.
Team BC Today
- Alpine Ski: Roxy Coatesworth (Golden) continued her spectacular Games, winning her third gold medal in slalom. Matthew Leach (Lumby) and guide Chase Ferguson (Coldstream) won gold in the slalom para male event.
- Archery: Match play starts on Friday and BC athletes are in good position after strong performances on Thursday. Individual medals will be handed out in both compound and recurve on Friday before team finals take place Saturday.
- Badminton: BC’s male doubles team struck bronze on Thursday, as Gurbaksh Sainiand (Surrey) and Jadon Kai Hay Tsang (Burnaby) defeated BC teammates Victor Huang (Richmond) and Wenjun Ouyang (Richmond). Meanwhile, Grace Wang (Delta) finished just off the podium in single play.
- Boxing: BC’s fighters impressed on Thursday night. Marcus Tallarico (Burnaby) controlled his fight to pull out a convincing win while Riel Martinez (Nelson) piled on the punches to earn a split decision. The bronze medal bracket continues on Friday.
- Curling (M): BC lost its first game of the tournament, dropping a 10-4 decision to Ontario in six ends. BC moves into its final pool play game against Alberta on Friday. BC sits second in the pool at three wins and one loss.
- Curling (X): In mixed doubles, BC, Alberta and Quebec completed Pool A play each with a 4 and 1 record. BC won the tiebreaker based on last stone draw to the button and finished first in Pool A, getting a bye to the semifinal on March 4.
- Fencing: Ivan Lu (West Vancouver) struck gold on Thursday in the épée male event to give BC five medals so far at the Games.
- Figure Skating: After Tin-Yee Ho (Vancouver) kicked off the medals on Wednesday, BC added two more on Thursday in the dance pre-novice mix and singles pre-novice male events.
- Judo: BC added another bronze on Thursday as Zach Harris (Abbotsford) won his first medal of the Games in the - 73 kg event to bring judo’s total to six medals through two days of competition.
- Gold | Kaden Baum (Salmon Arm) | Cross Country Skiing | Para Nordic 3km Sitting - Male
- Gold | Lily Brook (Salmon Arm) | Cross Country Skiing | Para Nordic 3km Sitting - Female
- Gold | Roxy Coatesworth (Golden) | Alpine Skiing | Slalom - Female
- Gold | Ivan Lu (West Vancouver) | Fencing | Epee - Male
- Gold | Mickey Becker-Pos (Vancouver) and Tasha Lai (Delta) | Figure Skating | Dance Pre-Novice Mix
- Gold | Matthew Leach (Lumby) | Alpine Skiing | Slalom Para - Male
- Silver | Louie Fukuda-Wu (Richmond) | Figure Skating | Singles - Pre-Novice Male
- Bronze | Zach Harris (Abbotsford) | Judo | - 73 kg Male
- Bronze | Gurbaksh Saini and Jadon Tsang | Badminton | Doubles - Male
Team BC Talks
Mickey Becker-Pos (Vancouver) | Figure Skating Dance Pre-Novice Mix | on the Canada Games experience and winning gold
“Usually we don’t skate in front of this big of a crowd and atmosphere. We had to adjust because it can be kind of distracting. When I’m warming up, I stay focused in the moment. The coaches kept on reassuring us.”
Tasha Lai (Delta) |Figure Skating Dance Pre-Novice Mix | on winning the gold medal
“It felt great. It feels sweet.I would like to thank my coach for helping us with everything. It’s excellent.”
Kaden Baum (Salmon Arm) | Para Nordic | 3 km (interval start) sitting male | on winning a gold medal
“It feels great, and I hope to do it tomorrow too.I was a little nervous about the three K. It was a little nerve wracking, but I got over it.”
Lily Brook (Salmon Arm) | Para Nordic | 3 km (interval start) sitting female | On winning gold in an exact tie with a competitor from Ontario
“Going into today, I was a little tired and a bit worried. I had to change how I was skiing. I was hopeful, but I was tired. I’ve never tied with someone before. It was weird – that doesn’t happen, down to the millisecond to share the podium.”
Zach Harris (Abbotsford) | Judo | on winning bronze in - 73kg
“It feels good. The guy that I beat for this medal – I lost to him twice before. So, it feels good to have some redemption with this bronze meda
Adam Fenton (Port Coquitlam) | Curling (X) | On winning Pool A with a 4-1 record and moving onto the semifinal on Saturday
“Losing the last game today was tough. It was a close match up. We’ve been solid all week and to get the bye to the semi feels really good. We will rest tomorrow, be positive and have a good time and be prepared for Saturday.”
Chris Parkinson (Comox) | Skip | Curling (M) | On BC’s first loss in pool B play, dropping a 10-4 decision to Ontario
“It was a bit of a tough game for us. We did struggle with the ice conditions out there. The other team did too. We tried to put in a good effort, but we came up on the wrong side of the inch. I think tomorrow, we are going to have to bring back our A game and regain our focus if we want to do well. We’ve got one more game in pool play – against Alberta. It’s going to be a tough one.
On having a mental performance consultant for Team BC
“It’s bringing everything out and being open and honest about everything. Curling with only four people, you’ve got to get into the personal relationships. It’s really good to bring everything out into the open.”
Team BC Tomorrow (Friday, March 3)
*Medal opportunity | Times in AST (PST +4hrs)
Schedule subject to change. Check here for latest schedule.
9:00 - Fencing | Team Mix Preliminary Starts | Eastlink Centre
*9:00 - Archery | Compound Individual Female Prelims + Medal Round | Eastlink Centre
10:00 - Curling (M) | Preliminary vs AB | The Silver Fox Entertainment Complex
10:00 - Snowboard | Snowboardcross Qualifications | Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park
*10:30 - Archery | Compound Individual Male Prelims + Medal Round | Eastlink Centre
*10:45 - Cross Country Skiing | 5 km Free (Interval Start) Para-Nordic Standing Male Final | Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale - Nordic
*12:25 - Figure Skating | Pairs Pre-Novice Mix Final - Free | North Rustico Canada Games Centre
*12:30 - Snowboard | Snowboardcross Finals | Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park
*13:00 - Archery | Recurve - Individual Female Prelims + Medal Round | Eastlink Centre
13:00 - Badminton | Team Mix Preliminary vs AB | Chi-Wan Young Sport Centre
*14:00 - Fencing | Team Mix Final - Medal Matches Start | Eastlink Centre
*14:22 - Figure Skating | Singles Pre-Novice Female Final - Free Program | North Rustico Canada Games Centre
*14:30 - Archery | Recurve - Individual Male Prelims + Medal Round | Eastlink Centre
16:00 - Hockey (F) | Quarterfinal | Credit Union Place
18:00 - Badminton | Team Mix Preliminary vs MB | Chi-Wan Young Sport Centre
18:00 - Boxing | Consolation Semifinals | Canada Games Multi-Sport Dome