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The future of Canadian sport was centre stage last weekend in the Cowichan Valley.
Emerging high performance athletes from around the province, including Richmond, gathered for three days of competition at the BC Summer Games—in the past a showcase for such future Olympians as Brent Hayden and Justin Morneau.
This year, five Richmond athletes reached the top of the podium.
Joshwa Abraham earned gold as a member of the Vancouver-Coastal Zone 5 boys’ baseball champions, while Taryn Hill, Kaitlyn Eng and Shae Sever were members of the winning girls’ softball team. Individually, Victoria Wideski won the girls’ discus event and also competed in the javelin and hammer throw events.
Other results by Richmond athletes included:
Rylee Crego—3rd discus, 5th javelin, 5th hammer
Claire Bosma—2nd 300m, 9th 800m, 3rd 4x400 relay
Athletics (Special Olympics)
Sandra Maiku—3rd 100m, 200m, 800m, 400m, 4th shot put
Basketball 3x3 (Girls)
Sarah Carkner, Quincy Hinds, Aaria Johal, Tiana Maedel and Caitlin Kippan, 4th
Basketball 3x3 (Boys)
Zach Kennedy, Joshua Mayan and Zach Zapanta, 2nd
Michelle Dayan, Kiayra Hohlweg, 4th
Cooper Jones, 2nd
Field Lacrosse (Boys)
Scott Larden, 6th
Yana San Pedro, 6th
Mackenzie Bickell, 15th
Matthias Campbell, Joshua Fenske-White, Jacob Stewart, Aiden Hindson, Ethan Strik and Jaden Bourne, 4th
Kyra Bates, Ni Weng and Keelin Laing, 4th
Jaya Punia, Kara Hikida, Alexandra Shury, Zoe Balback, Makayla Kusch and Ashley Maedel, 6th
Ignazio Cantarella, Taigo Shimada and Divyan Karunakaran, 3rd
Ivy Qin, 4th AG 13-15 and 7th duet
Rona Dizayee 3rd AG 11-12 figures and AG 11-12 solo
Marco Fong, 3rd 100 and 200 fly, 4th 50 free, 5th 100 free and 1500 free, 8th 200 and 400 free
Marcus Nguyen, 12th F1 triathlon, 13th aquathlon, 18th duathlon
Russell Chan, Marcus Lam, Cardin Le and Spencer Thompson, 2nd
Elysse Barfoot, Elizabeth Lee and Jaimee Macalalad, 2nd
Jaren Bhullar, 2nd 48kg
Jovan Dhaliwal, 2nd 78 kg