- BC Games
Blais golden Down Under
Duncan Blais of New Westminster won a gold medal while two other athletes from the Shasta Trampoline Club in the city reached the podium at the Indo Pacific championships in Sydney, Australia.
Blais led the field after the preliminaries before winning the event the next day in the 11-12 men’s double mini-trampoline. Poppy Quinlan and Brittany Falconer went from fourth in the preliminaries to the gold medal in the women’s 17-plus synchro trampoline. Quinlan also claimed a bonze in the women’s 17-plus category.
Shasta had eight of its members on Team Canada, including New West’s Ben Blais who was fifth in individual trampoline, ninth in the double mini-trampoline and fourth in synchro trampoline.
On Saturday at Gymnastic’s B.C.’s annual banquet, Shasta’s coaching staff was recognized as national level coaches of the year while Ben Blais took national male trampoline athlete of the year.