WRESTLER Harbans Gill was the only South Asian among the 11 athletes that competed at this year’s Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson recognized and congratulated on Monday. He won a silver medal (team) and a bronze medal (individual) in his 76 kg category.
These athletes helped British Columbia bring home a record number of medals from the Canada Summer Games, leading B.C. and finishing second in the overall medal standings.
Delta athletes won medals in various sports, including softball, triathlon, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling. Mayor Jackson also extended thanks to the dedicated coaches, family members, and supporters, as they were integral to the success of these competitors. The athletes recognized were: Harbans Gill, Michael Aono, Jacob Willemsen, Robert Hodgins, Clint Taylor, Damara Begin, Keeley Ainge, Aidan McDonough, Thomas Kranjc, Michael Milic, Teo Ardanaz and Brynn Pasin.
The mayor also recognized Eron Main and softball coach Gord Collings.
THERE were a number of other South Asian male wrestlers from B.C. that won medals at the Canada Summer Games:
* 44 kg – Ravi Manhas – Silver
* 60 kg – Karan Gill – Silver
* 65 kg – Jaskaran Gakhal – Bronze
* 120 kg – Tanjot Kahlon – Bronze