DuPaul leads Langley medal charge

Langley swimmer wins four medals at Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games in Vancouver

Led by swimmer Karina DuPaul and her four medals, Langley athletes cashed in at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games last week.

The Games ran July 8 to 12, primarily at the UBC campus in Vancouver.

DuPaul found the podium four times in her six events in the pool.

The Langley swimmer won gold in the 100 individual medley, a pair of silvers in the 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly, and bronze in the 100m butterfly. She also placed fourth in the 100m freestyle and fifth in the 100m backstroke.

Another swimmer, Josh Low captured a pair of medals in the pool, winning gold in the 25m freestyle and silver in the 25m butterfly. He was also fourth in the 25m backstroke.

Trisha Boyle finished with a fourth-place finish in the 25m backstroke and seventh in the 25m freestyle. Her relay team also came fifth in the 4×25 freestyle.

In five-pin bowling, Ashleigh King and Tyler Page won gold in their respective divisions, while Jennifer King won silver in another division.

Jas Nagra just missed the podium in his division, placing fourth.

The four bowlers also teamed up with Ridge Meadows’ Brent Langridge to win gold in the team bowling Division D competition.

In the athletics competition, Abigale Calvert won a trio of bronze medals in the long jump, 100m and 200m. She also placed sixth in the shot put and seventh in the 400m.

David Cairns won silver in the 100m and was seventh in the long jump and eighth in both the shot put and 200m.

Andrea Zonneveld finished fourth in the 100m and long jump and seventh in the shot put.

And Dustin Beard was sixth in the shot put, seventh in the 1500m and eighth in the long jump.

The B.C. Warriors — made up of Langley’s Sean Annan, Carson Buzdegan, Chris Lawrie, Kyle Liftin, Trevin Martel, Kailyn Potomak, Alastair Singh, Matthew Williams as well as Campbell River’s Andrew Wainwright and North Shore’s Tyrone Liebenberg — won gold in basketball while two other Langley players — Karl Beugh and Chris Shaxon — helped the B.C. Eagles takes bronze in the division.

And members of the Team B.C. Langley Dynamite softball team won silver in Division D. The Dynamite players from Langley are Chris Beugh, Christian Burton, Jade Deakin, Jaykob Low, Jenifer Burton, Jeremy Wright, Kathy Foss, Krista Sanders, Matthew Sanches and Stuart Stevenson.

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