EDMONTON – Emily Overholt of West Vancouver, Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., and Markus Thormeyer of Delta, B.C., each completed the Speedo Western Canadian Open swimming competition with five gold medals apiece.
Overholt, a member of Canada’s Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific teams in 2014, collected two victories in the women’s 16 and over age group placing first in the 200-m freestyle and 200-m individual medley.
Smith notched her fifth gold in the 15 and under category winning the 50-m freestyle. Sarah Darcel of Victoria won the other two individual events – the 200-m butterfly and 200-m individual medley to finish the four-day meet with three gold.
Thormeyer repeated his production from last year but this time in the men’s 17 and over group. His fifth win was in the 200-m individual medley. Josh Zakala of Kelowna, B.C., was the big star in the men’s 16 and under as he collected a fourth gold Sunday in the 200-m individual medley.
Full results: Full results: http://results.teamunify.com/canosc/2015_Westerns/