Trio of talented athletes in international action

Bams and Parker at FISU Games in Russia; Kostiuk at IAAF championships in Ukraine

Three Comox Valley athletes are a long way from home this week competing in international events.

Cody Parker (javelin) and Dylan Bams (soccer) are with Team Canada at the 2013 Summer Universiade (FISU) Games which run July 5-17 in Kazan, Russia while Tyler Kostiuk (javelin) is wearing the Maple Leaf at the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships which go July 10-14 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Parker was scheduled to make his first throw on July 8, with the men’s javelin final slated for July 10. Results were unavailable at press time.

Bams, a defender on the Canadian men’s soccer team, helped lead his squad to two impressive outings in Pool D round robin play. Canada tied France 2-2 in their July 5 opener and blanked Peru 2-0 on July 8.

Canada (1-0-1) met Brazil (1-0-1) in their third and final round robin game Wednesday, with result unavailable at press time.

Meanwhile, Kostiuk is set to make his first throw at the IAAF event on Friday, with the final set for Sunday. The 17-year-old Highland Secondary athlete recently won the B.C. high school championship.

 

Fifty-one Canadians are in the Ukraine to compete against some of the world’s best and gain competitive experience on the world stage.

 

 

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