UPDATE: West Kootenay Boundary athletes secure over 100 medals

BC Seniors did the region proud over the past four days in Kamloops at the 2013 BC Seniors Games.

A gold medal from the 2013 BC Seniors Games held in Kamloops

Updated Wednesday, Aug. 28: team events have been added to this list and the medal count revised to reflect final totals.

From August 20 – 24, Zone 6 West Kootenay Boundary athletes captured 50 Gold, 40 Silver and 23 Bronze medals during the 2013 BC Seniors Games held this past week in Kamloops, placing eighth in the medal standings out of the 13 zones competing.

Athletes from Castlegar, Robson, Slocan, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail, and points in between, represented  the West Kootenay Boundary. More than 3,500 seniors competed in 26 events, making it one of the most well-attended seniors games ever.

The Fraser Valley (Zone 3) athletes took home the largest medal haul with 161 Gold, 133 Silver and 89 Bronze. The Lower Mainland (Zone 4) and South Central (Zone 8) rounded out the top three.

We’ve compiled a list of local medal winners. Please note this list is for those areas covered by the reach of the Castlegar News. Athletes from other cities and towns in the West Kootenay Boundary took home numerous other medals in other sports. For a full list, visit www.bcgames.net/resultsv1/results.aspx

We hope to be able to bring you some photos from the event for our August 29 paper.

 

INDIVIDUAL GOLD MEDALS:

Don Currie (Slocan) captured six golds in the Men 75 – 79 Track and Field division: 1500 m (7:59.73), 10 km Road Walk (1:15:14.00), 5000 m Power Walk (36:26.55), 200 m (41.66), 400 m (1:36.20) and 800 m (3:48.29).

Peter Johnstone (Castlegar) captured two gold in Men 70 – 74 Track and Field events: 10 km Road Walk (1:15:19.00) and 5000 m Power Walk (36:38.50).

On the women’s side, Cheryl Closkey (Castlegar) grabbed four gold in Women 65 – 69 Track and Field events: Weight Throw (11.31), Pentathlon (NA), Javelin (22.43) (the one she was most concerned with when we interviewed her back in July) and Hammer Throw (27.1).

Brian Marsh (Castlegar) won three gold in the Men 55 – 59 division in Cycling: Time Trail Competitive (00:19:20.25), Road Race Competitive (01:25:12) and Hill Climb Competitive (7:06.69).

INDIVIDUAL SILVER MEDALS:

Closkey added to her four golds with second-place finishes in both the Discus (22.36) and Shot Put (7.39).

Don Currie wasn’t about to be outdone and added a silver of his own in the Men 75 – 79, 100 m (18.40).

INDIVIDUAL BRONZE MEDALS:

None locally

 

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

SWIMMING Marilyn Johnstone (Castlegar) Women 70 – 74- 25 m Butterfly (4th 36.48)- 100 m Backstroke (4th 2:33.07)- 100 m Individual Medley (4th 2:43.51).

CYCLING Allan Ceccon (Castlegar) Men 55 – 59- Road Race Competitive (4th 01:33:38)

TRACK AND FIELD Gordon Hollingshead (Robson) Men 60 – 64- 800 m (4th 3:07.49)- 1500 m (4th 6:27.84)

Congratulations to all of the medal winners and all those West Kootenay Boundary athletes who competed in Kamloops.

 

TEAM EVENTS:

ICE HOCKEY: Kootenay Glacier King Men’s 55+ team took gold after going undefeated in four games. Grant Apostoliuk, Dave Delong and Don Soroke from Castlegar were on the winning team.

WHIST: Annie Tarasoff and Maureen Goetting of Castlegar took gold in both Flight E 55+ pairs and Overall Pairs.

TENNIS: Ron Cameron and Monique Pellerin (Castlegar) won silver in the Mixed 70 – 74 Doubles.

SLO-PITCH: Team Columbia Basin Trust won bronze in the Men’s 60 – 64 division. John Kalesnikoff, James Ross and Wayne Abietkoff from Castelgar were on the team.

SWIMMING: the West Kootenay Boundary Swimming Team won silver in the Women’s 320-359 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay. Marilyn Johnstone of Castlegar was part of the team.

 

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