Athletes win gold at 55-plus Games

Nanaimo athletes made their mark at the 55-plus B.C. Games in North Vancouver from Aug. 25-29.

Local athletes made their mark at the 55-plus B.C. Games.

A huge contingent of athletes from Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Lantzville and Gabriola Island helped the Vancouver Island North zone team finish fourth in the medal standings at the Games in North Vancouver Aug. 25-29.

Results include:

Archery – Bob O’Brien, gold, recurve target, gold, recurve 3D; Ida McClellan, gold, recurve target, gold, recurve 3D.Badminton – Jackson Hirota, silver, doubles; Michael Collery, silver, doubles, silver, mixed doubles, silver, singles; Joan Galey, silver, mixed doubles, gold, doubles; Murray Serjeant, silver, rec doubles; Toney Lambert, gold, open singles; Cheryle Sosnowski, bronze, doubles.Bridge – Hugh Power, silver, duplicate; Olga Power, silver, duplicate; Doug Peacock, bronze, social; Miriam Peacock, bronze, social.Cycling – Derek Steel, gold, time trial, gold, road race, gold, hill climb.Darts – Nora Hughes, silver, singles.Dragon boat – Chris Burnett, bronze; Ann Walker, bronze; Sandie Borghesan, bronze; Lawrence Tang, bronze; George Hinchliffe, bronze; Bill Walker, bronze; John Corlett, bronze; Gordon Witham, bronze; Robert MacDonald, bronze; Garry Heiman, bronze; Dave Thomson, bronze; Arlene Witham, bronze.Golf – Marge Bibby, gold; Lesley Hazeldine, silver.Hockey – Paul Sinclair, silver; Bob Simpson, silver; Norm Bohl, silver; Tom Mullan, silver; Jack Broome, silver; Ken Lamont, silver; Henry Wiebe, silver; Edgar Berendt, silver; Len Slogar, silver.Slo-pitch – John Hough, silver; Ted Crockett, silver; Paul Noyce, silver; Fred Lyons, silver; Bryan Coe, silver; Grant Renton, silver; Marshall Raymond, silver; Jim Reynolds, gold; Gloria Young, gold; Pauline Davidson, gold; Susan Toth, gold; Vic Wiebe, silver; Doug Eamer, silver; Ralph Webster, silver; Terry Boyd, silver; Roy Matthews, silver; Chuck Rogerson, silver.Soccer – Keith Watson, bronze; Rick Douglas, bronze; Alfredo Moon, bronze; Patrick Ng, bronze; Ron Reynolds, bronze; Glen Murphy, bronze; Scott MacLean, bronze; Glen Kirkpatrick, bronze; Adda Besseghieur, bronze; Barry Murphy, bronze; Wayne McConnie, bronze; Donald Attig, bronze; Friso Reitsma, bronze; Bob Smiley, bronze.Swimming – Doreen Scantland, bronze, 4x25m freestyle relay, silver, 50m breaststroke, bronze, 100m breast, silver, 25m breast; James Scantland, gold, 100m backstroke, silver, 50m back, silver, 50m breast, gold, 100m individual medley, gold, 200m IM; Heidi Bromley, gold, 4x25m free relay, bronze, 50m back, silver, 50m free, silver, 100m free, silver, 200m free, silver, 400m free, gold, 800m free; Ian Burvill, gold, 4x25m free relay, gold, 100m breast, gold, 25m fly, gold, 200m breast, gold, 50m fly, silver, 200m IM, silver, 100m IM; Harry Keen, gold, 4x25m free relay, gold, 200m free, silver, 400m free, silver, 800m free, silver, 100m back, silver, 25m back, gold, 100m free.Table tennis – Richard Kao, silver, rec doubles.Tennis – Ron Ford, silver, doubles.Track and field – Barry Sparkes, silver, 200 metres, silver, long jump, silver, triple jump, silver, pentathlon; Sven Donaldson, gold, triple jump, silver, pole vault, gold, 100m hurdles; Bob Gehm, silver, 5,000m power walk, bronze, 100m dash, bronze, 200m; Sandie Bissessur, gold, 100m dash, gold, 200m, gold, 400m, silver, long jump; Joe Giegerich, gold, triple jump, bronze, javelin; Eric Kirschner, bronze, high jump, bronze, pentathlon.

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