Cross country ski triple gold medalist Alysson Marshall of Enderby carried the Team B.C. flag into Sunday’s Canada Winter Games closing ceremonies in Halifax.
Marshall also earned a silver medal to help the cross country team finish first compared to fourth in 2007. Team B.C. brought a dedicated team of 242 athletes, 74 coaches, three national artists and 22 mission staff to the Games.
Team B.C. ended two weeks of competition with one of its best medal counts at a Canada Winter Games. The 88 medals, including 28 gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze are 12 more than at the last Winter Games in 2007. That put B.C. in third place in the medal count, won by Quebec with 137.
“What a performance by our teams over the last two weeks,” said Team B.C. Chef de Mission Ajay Patel. “All British Columbians should be proud of Team B.C. and share in its success.
“The athletes’ inspiring performances, dedication to winning and commitment to Team B.C. was spectacular. We finished with one our best medals counts at the Canada Winter Games. British Columbia’s ongoing investment in sport is reflected in our results.”