Richmond athletes dominate the BC squash team that will be heading to next month’s Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
Five of the eight team members are local athletes — reflecting strong junior programs based out of Sport Central and the River Club.
Showcasing the top up-and-coming athletes in the country, the Canada Winter Games are slated to run from Feb. 15 to March 3 with the squash competition slated for the second week.
Team BC includes Gabriel Yun — a 15-year-old member of the West Coast Squash Academy who will be looking to repeat his first place performance at the 2018 Canadian Junior National Squash Championships.
Training mate James Toth is 16 and attends JN Burnett. He was second at last year’s U17 provincials.
Sisters Sarah and Cindy Cao are 15 and 17 years of age respectively and both train out of the River Club.
Sarah competed at the 2018 Junior Pan American Games and came second in the U15 Division at the 2018 Canadian Junior Nationals.
Cindy will be entering the national competition coming off a fourth place finish at the prestigious Canadian Junior Nationals. She was also sixth at the Canadian Junior Open.
Quan Ng, 17 is also from Sport Central’s West Coast Academy. The Burnett student garnered a second place finish in last year's provincials in the U17 category.