Comox Valley athletes played a key role in boosting Zone 2 (Vancouver Island North) to third place at the 2012 BC Seniors Games, held Aug. 21-25 in Burnaby.
Zone 2 collected 80 gold, 83 silver and 65 bronze for a total of 228 medals. Zone 4 (Lower Mainland) took first with 473 medals while Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) was second with 418. There were 13 zones represented at the Games.
Here are some of the other local athletes who made podium appearances:
•North Island Bold Eagles Green A soccer men 60+.
•Daryl Bissell (Comox) badminton men 70-74 in singles, in mixed doubles with Marg Hudson and in men’s doubles with David Brown.
•Joan Galey-Anna Robitaille (Courtenay) badminton women 70-74 doubles.
•Rainer Sillantaus (Courtenay) track & field men 80-84 discus, shotput, javelin.
•Bob Austin (Comox) cycling men 65-69 hill climb, time trial, road race.
•Jane Austin (Comox) cycling women 55-59 hill climb, time trial, road race.
•Wayne Fleming (Comox) golf men 55-59.
•Pat Schmidt (Comox) golf women 70-74.
•Edith Albrecht (Comox) golf women 80+.
•Mary Reed-Connie Vincent (Courtenay) badminton women 75-79 doubles.
•Russell Lang-Walter Hryko (Courtenay) badminton men 70-74 doubles.
•Shelley Johnson-Mike Flynn (Courtenay) men & women 55-59 badminton doubles.
•Thrifty Foods Orcas slo-ptch men and women 55+ mixed.
•Roy Orr (Comox) men 75-79 golf.
•Phyllis Taylor (Comox) women 65-69 golf.
•Valerie Orr (Comox) women 70-74 golf.
•Allan McRae (Fanny Bay) men 80+ golf.
•Jackson Hirota-Mary Reed (Courtenay) bronze men & women 75-79 badminton doubles.
•Marion Drage-Shelley Johnson (Courtenay) women 55-59 doubles badminton.
•Mary Reed (Courtenay) women 75-79 badminton singles.
•Tom Lambourne (Courtenay) snooker men 65-74 singles.
•Nancy Larsen (Courtenay) snooker women 55-64 singles.
•Rainer Sillantous (Courtenay) track & field men 80-84 weight throw.
Complete results of the 25th annual Games are at www.2012bcseniorsgames.org/.