It was a frigid day for outdoor sports, but Team BC was hot yesterday at the Canada Winter Games.
Team BC earned their first medal when athletes skated to bronze in the female team pursuit event at Great Chief Park.
The team — consisting of Yuna Lovell (Fort St. John), Amanda Mitchell (Fort St. John), Laura Hall (Salmon Arm) and Brooke Braun (Fort St. John) — edged out Manitoba by .34 of a second to take the bronze medal on Sunday afternoon.
Within half an hour of the speed skaters getting their medal, Brayden Kuroda (Penticton) won Team BC their first gold medal in freestyle skiing aerials.
"It's pretty sweet. I'm pretty hyped," said Kuroda after winning his medal.
Over at the RiverBend Nordic Centre, Andrei Secu won a bronze medal in the sprint distance (7.5 kilometres for the men and six km for the women) with two bouts of shooting, once prone and once standing. Temperatures were cold and with the wind gusting, it made shooting in the range a challenge for even the most experienced of athlete.
After a loss to Manitoba in their first game of the men's hockey tournament, B.C. came out tentative against Saskatchewan but held on for a 4-3 victory.
Team BC boxers got off to an incredible start on Sunday.
Brayden Sims (Fort St. John) started the evening off with a 5-0 decision over the Newfoundland and Labrador athlete in the 60 kilogram event, which was followed up by Dylan Clark (Cranbrook) taking a 4-1 decision over the Alberta boxer. Jonathan Hannah (North Vancouver) took the decision, 5-0, over the Quebec boxer in the 75 kg event. Brayden Hellekson (Nelson) wrapped up the evening for Team BC in the 81 kg event, defeating his Alberta opponent after one round when the referee stopped the contest.