Kelowna’s Jerome Blake won two gold and one silver at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. -Image: Canada Games

The Year in Sports: Three national medals for Blake

Competing on the national stage brought out the best in Kelowna’s Jerome Blake in 2017.

The Rutland Senior Secondary grad sprinted to three medals, including two gold, at the Canada Summer Games in July in Winnipeg.

Blake nosed out Ontario’s Karson Kowalchuk in the 200 metres in a time of 20.87 for his first gold medal of the games.

He then won his second title as a member of B.C.’s men’s 4×400 relay team.

Blake very nearly opened the games with gold as well, but settled for silver in the 100 metres by the slimmest margins—0.002 seonds—to Kowalchuk in a photo finish. Both runners were clocked at 10.38 seconds, a new B.C. Games record.

The Kelowna athlete was thrilled to once again wear B.C. colours on the national stage.

“It’s always a pleasure to represent my province,” Blake said. “It’s always a joy for me to come out here and represent B.C. Everyone from B.C is like family. They support each other no matter what.”

“It’s been a pleasure being here,” Blake added. “The city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba have hosted us very well. All of these volunteers leave their homes and families to come out here and help us out.”

Just Posted

Protective roof to be build over burned out historic Kelowna building

The city spending $29,000 to protect the charred remains of the Fleming House over the winter

West Kelowna council to be presented with new Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The plan will help access more funding for predicted wildfires in the new year

Single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon

Second crash on Highway 97 near Vernon Sunday

Being vegan during the holidays just got a little bit better

Cook up these delicious options during the holidays

Big White’s Big Reds Wine Festival grows in popularity

More than 600 guests attended the event

Cookies and puppies at the Kelowna BC SPCA

The Kelowna BC SPCA is hosting it’s annual Christmas bake sale on Dec. 15

Winter rolls into the Okanagan to stay

Environment Canada is calling for two-to-four centimetres of snow from Penticton to Salmon Arm

Macron addresses France amid protests; is it too late?

Paris monuments reopened, cleanup workers cleared debris and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday.

CUPE calls off Flair Airlines job action citing job security concerns

The union says it’s going to challenge Flair’s move at the Canada Industrial Relations Board before proceeding with any job action.

Trump looking at several candidates for new chief of staff

Trump’s top pick for the job, Nick Ayers, is out of the running and Trump is now soliciting input on at least four individuals.

Canadian physicist collects Nobel Prize

Canada’s Donna Strickland is one of three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.

BCHL players help Team Canada in shootout win over U.S.

Massimo Rizzo scores the shootout winner at World Junior A Challenge

Canada Post backlog, Greyhound exit creating headaches ahead of the holidays

The federal government forced members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers back to their jobs late last month

Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit

Britain voted in 2016 to leave the 28-nation bloc, triggering a two-year exit process

Most Read