Richmond will be well-represented on BC Games teams

Richmond will be well-represented at the 2014 BC Winter Games which run Feb. 20 to 23 in Mission.

“The future of sport in B.C. is coming to Mission and we are looking forward to seeing these young athletes compete to the best of their ability,” said BC Games president Kelly Mann.

Richmond's team, participating as part of Zone 4 (Fraser River Delta) features:

•Archery: Paul Mackwood and Kristina Shramko

•Badminton: Bill Chen, Christie Chong, Annie Chow, Nicolo Cruz, Nathaniel Franco, Stephanie Ho, Kevin Hu, Jessica Kwok, Jonah Lee, Jessica Yuen.

•Basketball: Nicky Chow, Kris Cohen, Don Gillanders, Brayden Pawer, Arnold Cheng, Leanne Kelly, Bairaj Partridge, Morgan Flynn.

•Curling: Cory Carpenter, Brayden Carpenter.

•Diving: Grant Brehaut, Emma Brooks, Morgan Flynn, Alan Hungerschafer, Yan Yang.

•Figure skating: Rachel Demello, Wilson Leung, Claudia Manhanko Tang, Madge Sheung, Caitlin Tai,  Basil Wang, Leah Warwick, Phoebe Yan, Mary Jo Yun, Martin Yushko.

•Gymnastics: Sierra Chang, Rachel Pham.

•Hockey: Kirsten Abo, Jenna Ehling, Mahara Gibson-Zeinoun-Mahara, Hannah Green, Kyra Kuramoto, Karina Lannard, Montana Lewis, Tony Lindsay,

Madison Penney, Hannah Shihundu,

Courtney Vorster, Nicole Wong, Al Wozney.

•Judo: Mark Emmett, Ario Nishmura, Brandon Toy.

•Karate: Thomas Huen.

•Ringette: Maggie Campbell, Tianna Martin, Cameron Sihoe, Tayah Takasaki, Hailey Takasaki.

•Skiing: Jenny Ding, Dawson Yates, Connor Dimmick.

•Speed skating: Bridget Rebiffe, Taylor Rebiffe, Mike Shi and Gabrielle Sorensen.

The timing of the BC Winter Games this year is particularly exciting as it coincides with the final weekend of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.  10 BC Games alumni will be competing for the Canadian Olympic Team including 2010 Olympic gold medalist Maëlle Ricker (Snowboard), 2011 World Champion Kelsey Serwa (Ski Cross), NHL star Carey Price (Hockey) and former track and field standout turned bobsleigh driver, Justin Kripps.

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