Senior athletes receive medals

Two Summerland athletes were in the medals at the B.C. Senior Games in Burnaby last week.

Two Summerland athletes were in the medals at the B.C. Senior Games in Burnaby last week.

Robert King earned two gold medals for his performance in swimming events in the men’s 85 to 89 age category.

He took first place in the 25-metre backstroke and the 25-metre butterfly.

John Nicolson won two bronze medals in track and field in the men’s 70 to 79 category. His third-place wins were in hammer throw and weight throw.

King’s and Nicolson’s medals were among 77 earned by athletes from Zone 5, Okanagan-Similkameen, including 32 golds, 24 silvers and 21 bronzes.

A recognition banquet for Zone 5 athletes is tentatively set for Peachland Sept. 15.

The annual meeting for Zone 5 is Oct. 18. The Royal Canadian Legion on Rosedale Avenue in Summerland is the location for the Zone 5 meetings the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Volunteers are welcome.

The 2013 B.C. Senior Games will be in Kamloops Aug. 20 to 24. Sports and games include archery, badminton, bocce, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, five pin bowling, floor curling, golf, horseshoes, ice curning, ice hockey, lawn bowling, one-act plays, pickleball, slo-pitch, snooker, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and whist.