The 2019 Canada Games are in full swing in Red Deer, Alberta, and while BC is holding its own, Quebec has been dominating the first half of the athletic competition.
With a combined total of 75 medals, Quebec ranks as the most successful province. Tied for second place is Alberta and Ontario with 38 medals, and in third place is BC with 26.
Out of Quebec’s 75 medals, 26 are gold. The francophone athletes attained first place in 6 different speed skating races for both genders, 6 gymnastics events, 3 boxing competitions, and more.
If you blink you'll miss it. Men's 1000 m short track just finished, what a whirlwind! ⛸️ #cwg2019
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Meanwhile, out of BC’s 26 medals, 9 are gold.
The province’s Brayden Kuroda won two gold medals, one for Freestyle Skiing Aerials and one for Freestyle Skiing Moguls. BC’s women’s table tennis athletes have also been performing at the top of their game, earning 3 gold medals for the sport.
Moving back outdoors, BC took home gold medals for the Biathlon 7.5 km Pursuit Female and Biathlon 10 km Pursuit Male races. Athlete Sky Clarke claimed the top spot for Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Female and Brayden Sims battled hard to earn the gold medal for 60 kg Boxing.
The 2019 Canada Games started on February 15th and is set to run until March 3rd.