BC senior games: Athletes rake in the medals

Greater Trail athletes at the BC Senior Games returned home from Langley this week with a bounty of medals in tow.

Greater Trail athletes at the BC Senior Games, now known as the 55-plus BC Games, returned home from Langley this week with a bounty of medals in tow.

Zone 6, West Kootenay-Boundary athletes claimed 89 medals in all, including 37 gold, 28 silver, and 24 bronze.

The most medals ever won by a Zone 6 team was when the Games were hosted in Trail, Castlegar, and Nelson in 2011. The team won an unprecedented 266 medals, 115 gold, 73 silver, and 78 bronze, and finished third overall.

Greater Trail Results:

Trail cyclist Rino De Biasio claimed yet another gold in Mens 80-84 time trial, and silver in road race, while the Kootenay Glacier Kings 60-plus hockey team captured gold beating the Surrey Schooners 4-2 in the final. Local players included Martin Sander of Montrose, Ron Kassian of Rossland, Wayne Florko of Trail, Fruitvale’s Dave Elliott, and Garry Bock of Trail.

In swimming, Rossland’s Barb Roberts won six medals as she swam to gold in the 25, 50, and 100-metre breaststroke and bronze medals in the 25, 50, and 100 backstroke.

Horseshoe aficionados Jim Harrold took home bronze in the 55-64 B class, while Dorothy Harrold won bronze in women’s 55-plus, and Les Anderson also nabbed bronze in the Men’s 65-plus.

The curling team of Paul Devlin, Murrey Lewis, Bob Fortin and John Rampone also swept to bronze in men 55-64, while the softball Men’s 55-59 team also won bronze.

Laura Anderson and Jan Kissick found a silver lining in women’s pickleball doubles, while Ann Martin and Wendy Wurflinger took bronze, and Shay McAuley and John Wurflinger were the men’s doubles bronze medal winner.

In tennis Ron Cameron of Trail and Monique Pellerin of Castlegar claimed silver in mixed doubles 70-74 age category, while in track and field Jeff Ginalias of Rossland won bronze in the 55-59 triple jump.

The Langley BC Seniors Games ran Sept. 9-13  and included 25 sports, close to 3,900 participants and 1,300 volunteers.

The North Vancouver 2015 55+ BC Games will take place Aug. 25-29, 2015.

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