B.C.’s Emily Dickson wins gold in biathlon at Canada Winter Games

Emily Dickson (centre) won gold at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
Emily Dickson (centre) won gold at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Tammy Lucking

B.C. biathlete Emily Dickson has a gold medal to go along with the silver and bronze medals she won earlier this week at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Dickson, who resides in Prince George, won gold in the biathlon 10km pursuit Wednesday after earning a silver and bronze earlier this week.

Dickson wasn’t the only Team BC athlete to stand at the top of the podium Wednesday. Jacob Graham of Dawson Creek and Sara Spence of Kamloops both won gold in their 500 m races during the first day of the long track speed skating competition, which was relocated to  Fort St. John.

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Other B.C. athletes to earn medals include Victoria’s Mel Pemble in the para alpine slalom and Kamloops’ Leia Hoot in the target shooting air rifle event. The female long track speed skating team–which includes Sara Spence, Carolina Hiller (Prince George), Abigail McCluskey (Penticton) and Emilie Medland-Marchen (Kelowna)–took silver in women’s pursuit.

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Tony Procter of Prince George and Emerie Watson of Quesnel earned a bronze in the compound archery event.