FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province today recognized 12 BC athletes that brought home medals from the Olympic games in Rio over the past two weeks.A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports. They brought home: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.The notable athletes from BC that earned medals are as follows:Taylor Ruck, Kelowna – swimming – bronze x2Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake – rugby – bronzeEmily Overholt, Vancouver – swimming – bronzeLindsay Jennerich, Victoria – rowing – silverPatricia Obee, Victoria – rowing – silverHilary Caldwell, White Rock – swimming – bronzeLaura Brown, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeJasmin Glaesser, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeGeorgia Simmerling, West Vancouver – cycling, track – bronzeSophie Schmidt, Abbotsford – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeChristine Sinclair, Burnaby – women’s football (soccer) – bronzeCatharine Pendrel, Kamloops – women’s mountain bike – bronzeIn total, Canada won 22 medals: 4 Gold3 Silver15 Bronze“British Columbia’s Olympic athletes and coaches showcased to Canada, and the world, what we are capable of. Our athletes significantly contributed to Team Canada’s medal count, but perhaps even more than that, they inspired another generation of young Canadians to dream big, and participate in international sport.” – Premier Christy Clark- Advertisement -An athlete from Northern BC represented the north in the games: Alyxandria Treasure, Prince George, BC
Listen to the best bits of today’s show, when Colin was joined in the studio by co-hosts Steve Bunce and Alvin Martin, and the special guest was Olympic rowing gold medallist, James Cracknell.