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Ontario, Quebec earn three gold medals apiece at Canada Games

WELLAND, Ont. — Ontario and Quebec picked up three gold medals apiece Friday at the Canada Summer Games.

Bailey O'Regan won the women's 3000-metre open water swim race, Olivier Risk won the men's event for Ontario, and the provincial women's box lacrosse team claimed gold with a 2-1 victory over B.C.

Meanwhile, Quebec's Julianne Sarrazin was victorious in the women's sprint in mountain bike cycling, Zorak Paillé won the men's event, and the Quebec men's soccer team handed Ontario a 3-0 loss in the gold-medal final.

B.C. defended its triathlon title in the mixed relay, in addition to adding gold in women's softball with a 10-0 win over Quebec.

Ontario continues to hold onto the top spot of the medal standings with 84 overall and 37 golds, with B.C. at second with 66 medals but sits in third with 19 golds.

Alberta is third overall, adding four medals Friday, with 61 total and 22 golds, and Quebec was in fourth place, inching closer to Alberta with seven medals on the day and 52 overall, including 15 golds.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2022.

The Canadian Press