Coquitlam speed skater Sherilyn Chung won five gold medals to lead all individual performances of Tri-Cities’ athletes at the 2018 BC Winter Games in Kamloops last weekend.
Chung won finals in two 500m races for U16 females, as well as the 1500m, super 1000m, and 3000m points races. She also added a gold medal as part of the Fraser River zone’s 3000m mixed relay team.
Archer Kelly Springer won two gold medals as did Coquitlam’s Oonah Gamboa in karate.
Other local gold medalists include Paxton Lin in single boys badminton, gymnast Neiva Chung on the beam, and Samantha Kerr in archery, who also won a silver in the event.
Speed skater Jeon Samuel returned to his home in Port Moody with four silver medals and a bonze medal and Sam Dubuc earned four bronze medals in gymnastics.
Katherine Wagner, of Coquitlam, won two silvers and bronze in her speed skating events, while fellow skater Noah Hyn, of Port Coquitlam, sped to two bronze medals.
Jack Kerr won a silver and bronze in archery events and gymnast Chung added a silver in the all-around.
More than 1,200 athletes from around British Columbia competed in 19 sports at the games, that are held every two years.
The BC Summer Games will take place July 19-22 in Cowichan.