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Richmond Kigoos heads to provincials

Twenty-five athletes will be travelling to Kamloops next week for the provincial championships.

The Richmond Kigoos Swim Club is headed to the provincial championships this month.

While the club took a long hiatus, its athletes dove right back into the Fraser South Regional Championships this weekend in Richmond and 25 swimmers will be competing in the provincials held in Kamloops from Aug. 19 to 21.

The senior Kigoos led in points by Division 6 swimmer Emi Nishi who won gold in all four of her individual events and narrowly missing a regional meet record by 0.03 seconds.

Nishi was joined by teammates Catherine Labao and Alex Yuil in the 100m Fly for a full club sweep of the podium.

Other key performers this weekend were sibling duo Abigail and Anson Cheung who won five gold and one bronze medals in six events.

The junior Kigoos were led by Division 1 swimmers Rio Miller and Elise Curtiss, both claiming medals in all their events.

Swimmers Oliver Chen, Nathan Zhang, Fern Buckley, Sienna Sugiarto, Nick Pham, Lucas Yuill and Mike Jakac-Sinclair all won gold medals in their events as well.

The Kigoos also had 14 relay teams with top two finishes, which sent them towards the provincials.

All individual provincial qualifiers are listed below:

Division 1

Rio Miller (100 IM, 50 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Free)

Elise Curtiss (50 Free, 50 Fly, 50 Breast, 100 Free)

Nicholas Crasto (50 Back)

Division 2

Oliver Chen (50 Breast)

Griffyn Gottardi (50 Back, 100 Free)

Division 3

Nikolas Petrakis (50 Breast)

Abby Thompson (50 Breast)

Division 4

Abigail Cheung (200 IM, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Breast)

Ava Inthavixay (50 Fly, 100 Breast)

Robin Xiao (200 IM, 100 Breast)

Michael Xiao (50 Free, 100 Breast)

Nathan Zhang (50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free)

Division 5

Fern Buckley (50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 Breast)

Gisele Carvalho (100 Breast)

Anson Cheung (100 Back, 50 Fly)

Division 6

Emi Nishi (50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 Free)

Alex Yuill (100 Back, 50 Fly, 100 Fly)

Catherine Labao (100 Fly)

Division 7

Ashleigh Wood (100 Free)

Nick Pham (50 Fly, 50 Free)

Lucas Yuill (100 Back, 100 Free)

Nicholas Kennedy (100 Back, 100 Fly)

Division 8

Mike Jakac-Sinclair (50 Fly)

Nick Lee (100 Fly, 100 Free)


Sienna Sugiarto (50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 Free)

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