August 11 - Medal Wrap Up
Competition in phase one wrapped up Tuesday with Team BC maintaining its lead in the overall medal count with 169 medals, 77 of which are gold.
Dawson Friesen (Abbotsford) picked up gold in vault and floor. Cohen Kiers (Abbotsford) took top spot in parallel bars and high bar and finished with bronze in floor and pommel horse. Victor Blaine (Langley) silver on pommel horse and Ryan Woodhead (Delta) brought home bronze on high bar. Darby McIntyre (Salt Spring Island) tumbled to gold on the floor exercise final with a score of 14.8.
Team BC’s women’s basketball team dribbled their way to a bronze medal with a 56-48 win over Alberta on Tuesday. The men’s basketball team were able to edge out Manitoba for the gold in a very close game. The final score was 66 -60 for BC.
Quinci Birker (South Surrey) and Darby Dunn (Kelowna) dominated Alberta throughout the match taking the first set 21-12 and the second 21 – 15 to take the gold medal in Beach Volleyball. Their brothers Liam Birker and Devon Dunn had to settle for silver after losing both sets 21 -13 and 21 – 19 respectively.
It was a golden day in the final day of competition at the track. Team BC took gold in both the men’s and women’s 4 x 400m relay, silver for men’s 3000m, women’s 400m hurdles bronze, and silver and bronze in Heptathlon. Hannah Rolfe sailed over the bar to take gold in highjump on the field.
Team BC women’s cyclists swept the podium Monday for the forth-consecutive day. Emily Handford
(West Vancouver), Kelsey MacDonald (Pitt Meadows) and Stephanie Denroche (Whistler) finished one, two, and three respectively in general classification; while the men took gold in general classification.
Wrestling had a fantastic day on the mats, winding up competition with one medal for each team member! The final tally was 11 gold, nine silver and two bronze.
Phase two sports, which include rowing, swimming, triathlon, indoor volleyball, softball, soccer, golf and rowing begin on August 13