Sports

Local athletes win big at Canada Games

Soccer

Team B.C. won gold in women’s soccer, which includes Delta players Alessia Azermadhi, Jasmine Mander, and Sessen Stevens. B.C. beat Quebec 3-2 in the gold medal game, winning five games in all and outscoring their opponents 17-5.

Swimming

Dalton Boon of Ladner, a member of the Winskill Dolphins, won gold in the 50m and 100m Freestyle Paralympic Male. He also scored a silver in the 50m (S1-3)/ 100m (S4-14) Breaststroke, and another in the 200m (S1-5)/ 400m (S6-13) Freestyle. He added a bronze medal to his total in the 50m (S1-5)/ 100m (S6-14) Backstroke.

Markus Thormeyer, also with the Winskill Dolphins, won bronze in the 100m Backstroke.

Volleyball

Team B.C. won silver in women’s volleyball, which includes Delta player Krista Hogewonig, losing 3-2 sets to Team Alberta.

Megan and Nicole McNamara, Tsawwassen’s twin beach volleyball phenoms, defeated Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island in straight sets, defeated Manitoba 2-1, and fell to Quebec 2-0, finishing with a 3-1 record good for second place in Group C qualifying. Their quarterfinal match was scheduled against Team Nova Scotia on Thursday morning after the Leader’s deadline.

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