Team BC wins big at North American Indigenous Games

Julia Bood wins bronze medal in U16 female doubles badminton

TEAM BC MADE history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG).

TEAM BC MADE history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG).

Team BC has made history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG). They are the first team in the history of the Games to win both the Overall Team Title and the John Fletcher Spirit Award.

The John Fletcher Spirit Award is presented to the contingent that best demonstrates the spirit of teamwork, fair play, respect and integrity throughout the NAIG competition week.

Team BC competed in 13 sports and won a total of 160 medals (63 gold, 49 Silver, 48 bronze) over the course of the competition week. This put the team in first place, just one medal ahead of Team Saskatchewan – the host province. This is the first time B.C. has won the Overall Team Title at the NAIG.

The final day for Team BC’s badminton players proved to be a smashing success that served up two bronze medals in the U16 category for Courtney Anderson and the Comox Valley’s Julia Bood in female doubles and Courtney Anderson with Jarin Davison in mixed doubles.

“Our team had some great sets,” said manager Rita Sowden. “They will remember this for a long time.” Logan Bood of the Comox Valley also competed in the badminton events.

Team BC Alumni welcome 372 Team BC athletes that competed in 13 sports during the 2014 North American Indigenous Games from July 20-27.

For the final 2014 NAIG medal standings, event highlights, results and score sheets, go to http://naig2014.gems.pro.

– North American Indigenous Games

 

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