Canada winter


(ISN) – Team BC men’s gymnastics team captured the bronze medal in the Canada Winter Games’ men’s team event Monday night.

The team, consisting of Aaron Mah (Vancouver), Cameron Stanley (Cultus Lake), Darren Wong (Vancouver), Michael Sibley (North Vancouver), Steven Chaplin (Mission) and Alexander Farquharson (Delta), placed third behind Ontario and Quebec.

Captain Aaron Mah was the top ranked member of Team BC; the 17-year-old finished with the fourth highest combined score in the team competition.

“I am really proud of the team today,” said Mah. “We were really supportive of each other and stuck our routines when it really counted.”

Energized by the hometown crowd, Team BC posted its strongest results in the high bar and floor exercise events.

Mah and teammates Chaplin and Sibley have qualified for the men’s all around competition, which takes place Wednesday at UNBC. The women’s gymnastics team continues competition on Tuesday with Shallon Olsen (Surrey), Clair Kaji (Vancouver) and Itzia San Roman (Burnaby) competing in the women’s all around event.