Brown wins gold, McIntosh earns bronze

Deroche’s Jessy Brown (left) defeated his opponent from Ontario to make it into the gold medal match. The local boxer took home the coveted medal by beating Quebec’s Pascal Dion.

Deroche’s Jessy Brown (left) defeated his opponent from Ontario to make it into the gold medal match. The local boxer took home the coveted medal by beating Quebec’s Pascal Dion.

Deroche’s Jessy Brown, 16, won his bout against Quebec fighter Pascal Dion to earn Team BC’s 24th gold medal of the Canada Winter Games on Friday.Dewdney’s Sean McIntosh is also coming back home with a bronze medal.Brown’s furious pace in the second round was the turning point of the bout, delighting the near capacity crowd, and allowing him to back off in the final round. He won on points 11-2.“I came and did what I was supposed to do here tonight,” said a calm and collected Brown in the dressing room after the fight. “I’m so happy right now — so glad that it’s over.”McIntosh, fighting at the 56-60kg level, earned a bronze in the Games, said coach Dale Gatin.McIntosh took apart Brandon Halef in a preliminary fight Feb. 22, winning 18-6 after three rounds.He then faced Azeem Khan from Ontario in the semi-finals, losing 8-4 after three rounds, but still taking home a bronze medal. Team BC brought a dedicated team of 242 athletes, 74 coaches, three national artists and 22 mission staff to the Games in Halifax, which ended Sunday. Approximately 2,700 athletes, coaches, managers and officials attended.The Canada Games is a national multi-sport competition that brings together the best athletes from each Canadian province and territory to promote national and provincial sport development of youth.

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