Medal haul for Nelson athletes at BC Winter Games

Ten competitors from Nelson took part in the provincial event.

(Left to right) Guide Sofeya Devji

Nelson athletes brought home two medals from the BC Winter Games.

Brianne Stefani won gymnastics gold in the floor exercise event in Penticton, which hosted the Games from Thursday to Sunday. Stefani also finished just off the podium with a fourth-place result in balance beam.

Keiran Marchand, meanwhile, took bronze in sprint boys senior biathlon and also finished fourth in the individual event.

Ten athletes from Nelson took part in the Games, six of whom took part in alpine skiing events.

Salmo’s Haley Olinyk and Kootenay Bay’s Jessica Rideout, who train out of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club, also each won a pair of cross-country medals.

Olinyk and guide Mikayla Richens won gold in para interval start mixed standing as well as sprint mixed standing. Rideout and guide Sofeya Devji followed with silvers in both events.

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