Fraser Valley Athletes Bring in 8 Medals

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July 19,2014(ISN)- The Fraser Valley (Zone 3) started their canoe and kayaking events with a splash.

The Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) men and women athletes took home gold medals in each of the canoe and kayak slalom events.

BC Summer Games Athlete, Austin Atkins (Zone 3) finished his K-1 event with a time of 138.77 seconds and received no penalties.

“I’m happy with what I achieved today. It really shows that Chilliwack can do it,” Atkins said about his gold medal win. Atkins also received gold medal in the C-1 event. His Zone 3 teammate, Rhys Taylor also had a great outing, taking home a silver medal in both the K-1 and C-1 events.

The K-1 W top three finishers were Madison Atkins (Zone 3), Isabel Taylor (Zone 3), and Isabel Peters (Zone 5). Isabel Taylor, Hana Ronayne (Zone 5) and Maddison Atkins take the top three positions in the C-1 W event.

“Let’s show those sprint paddlers how it’s done!” Rhys Taylor proclaimed about this afternoon’s upcoming events at Long Lake.