Langley’s Kayla Halliday (centre) takes gold at the B.C. Winter Games. Silver went to Ellie Cheung of Richmond (left) and the bronze went to Della Williamson of Abbotsford. Games photo.

Langley skater captures gold at B.C. Games

Kayla Halliday wins in the Juvenile Women U-14 Figure Skating in the BC Winter Games

Langley figure skater Kayla Halliday took gold in the Juvenile Women U-14 Figure Skating in the BC Winter Games in Kamloops on Saturday.

Silver went to Ellie Cheung from Richmond, while Della Williamson of Abbotsford took bronze.

Halliday, a 12-year-old student at Noel Booth Elementary, was recently profiled by two classmates for the school district website.

They reported Halliday took up figure skating after first trying hockey, a sport in which her father, grand-father and great-grandfather had excelled.

The article noted Halliday practises six days a week, sometimes twice a day with an hour off the ice and hopes to one day represent Canada in the Olympics.

“Kayla’s favourite trick is the double axel as this is her highest jump right now,” the article said.

Halliday is currently the B.C. Juvenile women’s U14 champion and trains with Canadian Olympic skaters such as Patrick Chan and Larkyn Austman.

Local medalists include:

Figure skating

Kayla Halliday — gold, juvenile women

Karate

Karan Jangra — bronze, advanced kumite boys open weight and silver, intermediate kumite 2 boys +156 cm

Aryan Kaul — bronze, intermediate kumite 2 boys +156 cm

Chloe Ireland — silver, intermediate kumite 2 girls +157 cm

Alex Feldman — silver, immediate kumite boys open weight

Teagan Gammel — bronze, immediate kumite girls open weight

Cole Maclean — bronze, immediate kata boys

Emily Zheng — bronze, intermediate kumite 1 girls, 156 cm

Archery

David Aliakbar — bronze, two day aggregate boys barrow

Diving

Jayden Poole — gold, B Group boys 3 metre, silver B Group boys 1 metre

Paige Bush — gold, C Group girls 1 metre, bronze as a member of the Fraser Valley synchro mixed team

Sarah Butt — bronze, B Group, girls 1 metre, bronze B Group girls 3 metre, silver as member of Fraser Valley synchro mixed team

Gymnastics

Sophie Krausher — gold, JO7 women uneven bars

Blake Morfitt — silver, Level 3 men parallel bars

Owen Fielding — bronze, Level 3 men parallel bars

Blake Morfitt, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding — gold as members of the Fraser Valley Level 3 Men’s Team



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Langley’s Kayla Halliday turned in a gold-medal-winning performance at the BC Winter Games in Kamloops last weekend. The current B.C. juvenile women’s U14 champion, Halliday trains with Olympic skaters. Games photo

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