Langley Special Olympics athletes impressive at Canada Games

The Langley Warriors were as good as gold in the Canada Special Olympics Games basketball tournament in Vancouver.

The Warriors including Sean Annan, Carson Buzdegan, Chris Lawrie, Kyle Litfin, Trevin Martel, Kailyn Potomak, Alastair Singh, Andrew Wainwright, and Matthew Williams took top spot in the four-team A Division, as Special Olympics basketball debuted at a national level.

Meanwhile, veteran Special Olympics swimmer Karina Du Paul added more national medals to her huge collection.

Karina had a fantastic week in the UBC pool, coming away with four medals.

She won gold in the 100m individual medley, silver in the 50m butterfly, silver in the 100m breaststroke, and bronze in the 100m butterfly.

The 43-year-old athlete has competed in six summer nationals, one winter nationals, and one World Games.

Over the years, she’s been involved in the Canada Summer Games in Halifax (1994), Sudbury Ont. (1998), Prince Albert Sas. (2002), Brandon Man. (2006),  and London Ont.

She also travelled to Dublin, Ireland for the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

As well, Karina took home a bronze in curling at the 2004 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown P.E.I.

The minimum medals she won varies from 3 to 4 in each games except for curling in P.E.I. one bronze

Karina was among the 31 athletes, seven coaches, and two mission staff members from SOBC Langley taking part in the Games, which ran July 8-12.

The 360 Team BC members made up the largest provincial team ever to shine on this significant national stage.

Here is a list of Langley athletes’ results:

Five-pin bowling

Ashleigh King, gold, F10

Jas Nagra, 4th, M8

Jennifer King, silver, F7

Tyler Page, gold, M7

Team five-pin bowling

Langley #2 – gold, Division D: Ashleigh King, Jennifer King, Brent Langridge (Ridge Meadows), Jas Nagra, Tyler Page


Josh Low (Div. M1) gold 25m freestyle, silver 25m butterfly (Div. M2) 4th 25m backstroke (Div. M2), 6th as part of the M1 4x25m freestyle relay team.

Trisha Boyle, 25m freestyle 7th (Div. F3), 25m backstroke 4th (Div. F1), 5th as part of the F2 4x25m freestyle relay team.


Abigale Calvert: bronze long jump (Div. F4), bronze 100m run (Div. F5), bronze 200m run (Div. F5), 7th 400m run (Div. F3), 6th shotput (Div. F3).

Andrea Zonneveld: 4th long jump (Div. F1), 4th 100m run (Div. F1), 7th shot put (Div. F6).

David Cairns: silver 100m run (Div. M3) 8th shot put (Div. M4) 8th 200m run (Div. M2), 7th long jump (Div. M3).

Dustin Beard: 7th 1500m run (Div. M3), 6th shot put (Div. M4), 8th long jump (Div. M5).


BC Langley – silver in Div. D.

The team includes Chris Beugh, Christian Burton, Kevin Danchella, Jade Deakin, Kathy Foss, Jaykob Low, Jeff Martin, Derick Muir, Matthew Sanches, Krista Sanders, Jesse Scott, Stuart Stevenson, Jeremy Wright, Jenifer Burton, and coaches Monique Deakin, Robin Foss, and Keith Foss.

In total, Langley athletes helped Team BC to 288 medals including 115 gold, 85 silver, and 88 bronze.

Just Posted

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

WATCH: Farm Country Brewing in Langley City expected to open in summer

Farm Country Brewing is currently under construction and is planned to open in summer 2019.

South Langley centre offers seniors an array of activities

Members decide which courses and activities are offered at the Brookswood Seniors Centre.

LETTER: Langley/Surrey shortchanged on transit for Vancouver

Funding to get SkyTrain to Langley City could come from not undergrounding Vancouver’s extension.

LETTER: Area letter writer puts Trump government shutdown in perspective

A Maple Ridge letter writer is critical of Hillary Clinton’s comments about the shutdown.

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Most Read