The two-day competition was exciting, featuring 3 successful practice races and two full race days. And some of the tightest finishes and most technical racing were on display right at the end. In the C420 female class, Elena Graham and Sophie De Launière (Zone 6) raced to the gold medal position. The pair had set a goal of winning gold at the Games more than a year ago, so to see it come to fruition was rewarding.
“We’ve been working towards this for such a long time,” said De Launière. “We had heard about the experience of winning a medal, and when we set the goal, it seemed arbitrary. But we worked hard towards it.”
The other gold medals went to Ilias Mehta and Loukas Mehta in the C420 Open Class (Zone 6), Rachel Anderson in the ILCA6 Female (Zone 6), Shima Chiang in the ILCA6 Male (Zone 6), Hugo Bandringa in Optimist Male (Zone 6), and Evelyn Bruce in Optimist Female (Zone 5).
2022 BC Games Medal Ceremony! 🏆
🥇 Elena Graham & Sophie De Launiere
🥈 Alexis Kuo & Ayden Kuo
🥉 Sydney Rosler & Lilah Fitzgerald
🥇 Ilias Mehta & Loukas Mehta
🥈 Ethan White & Jade Spragge-Putman
🥉 Gavin Turner & Nick Rainboth
🥇 Rachel Anderson
🥈 Mia Boguslavsky
🥉 Sophia Moiseyenko
🥇 Shima Chiang
🥈 Andrew Murray
🥉 Ewan Hildebrand