Robert Stewart-Patterson of Kamloops set a Canadian record while attending the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Paris last week.
Stewart-Patterson was one of 500 athletes representing 60 countries at the championships, which featured athletes over 16 competing in lead climbing, speed climbing, bouldering and paraclimbing. More than 15,000 spectators took in the event, as did IOC representatives, as climbing is on the shortlist for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics.
Stewart-Patterson, 16, was 34th out of 52 in the men’s speed climbing. He set a Canadian record by scaling the 15-metre wall in 9.2 seconds.
Stewart-Patterson, who carried Canada’s flag into the opening ceremony, finished 57th out of 102 athletes in lead climbing.
Canadian Sean McColl, a youth national team coach, won the overall gold medal, as Canada finished third overall in the national team rankings behind Korea and Switzerland.
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The Spence sisters have skated their way on the Speed Skating Canada training teams for the 2012-13 season.
Tori Spence, who represented Canada at two World Cup events last season, will spend this season with the Canadian Development Team.
Josie Spence will be a member of the Canadian Junior Team. Both sisters, who are members of the River City Racers Speed Skating Club, will be focusing on long track skating this season.
The Racers will be holding registration at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre today and on Sept. 29.
Today’s registration will run from 4:30-6 p.m., while the Sept. 29 session will go from 10 a.m. to noon, with a ‘Try Speed Skating’ event to go on as part of the nationwide Sports Day celebrations.
For more information, call Diana at 250-374-3719.
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Jensen Law and Piva Financial played to a 1-1 draw in a Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus division game Sunday.
Ryan Gentile, for Jensen, and John Ramsay, for Piva, scored the goals.
In another 30-plus game Sunday, Outland Roofing and Riverland Inn tied 4-4.
James Gorman had two goals for Outland, and Marco Rueda and Martin Giguere also scored. Gino Covaceuszach and Ashley Robertson each scored twice for Riverland.
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The Kamloops Broncos junior-bantam football team dropped a 38-12 decision to the Kelowna Lions in a Southern Interior Football Conference game Sunday at Hillside Stadium.
The Lions are the defending provincial JB champions.
Kamloops got touchdowns from Jeremy Strachan, who turned a 30-yard catch-and-run into a score, and Jacob Henderson, who returned a kickoff 65 yards to paydirt.
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The Kamloops Rattlers under-14 field lacrosse team split a pair of weekend games in Vernon.
The Rattlers were beaten 10-8 in the opener. Karsten Huth had three goals, with Kaiden Merz and Anthony Matusiak each scoring two and Hunter Dairon singling.
Matusiak supplied a hat trick as Kamloops defeated Vernon 7-5 in the second game. Ryan Dergousoff also scored two goals, with Huth and Brenden Bickert each scoring once.
Braden Nicklas was in goal for both games.