Twelve BC athletes bring home medals from Olympics in Rio

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 x2
  • Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake – rugby – bronze
  • Emily Overholt, Vancouver – swimming – bronze
  • Lindsay Jennerich, Victoria – rowing – silver
  • Patricia Obee, Victoria – rowing – silver
  • Hilary Caldwell, White Rock – swimming  – bronze
  • Laura Brown, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronze
  • Jasmin Glaesser, Vancouver – cycling, track – bronze
  • Georgia Simmerling, West Vancouver – cycling, track – bronze
  • Sophie Schmidt, Abbotsford – women’s football (soccer) – bronze
  • Christine Sinclair, Burnaby – women’s football (soccer) – bronze
  • Catharine Pendrel, Kamloops – women’s mountain bike – bronze
  • In total, Canada won 22 medals:
  • 4 Gold
  • 3 Silver
  • 15 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

An athlete from Northern BC represented the north in the games: Alyxandria Treasure, Prince George, BC

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