GP athletes rock the Arctics
March 13, 2012
Source: Daily Herald Tribune
The 2012 Arctic Winter Games came to a close on Saturday and Grande Prairie athletes helped Team Alberta to a fourth-place finish overall, with 140 medals; 40 gold, 37 silver and 27 bronze.
Among the most decorated of Grande Prairie athletes was gymnast Austen Fraser, who accumulated four gold ulus at the Games.
She won the junior female beam, floor exercise and all-around ulus, and was a member of the gold medal-winning team event.
Another Grande Prairie gymnast, Melanie Curtis, did one better in total medal count, bringing home five ulus in Arctic Sports. She won gold in the junior female one foot high kick and sledge jump, as well as silver medals in the junior female two-foot high kick, arm pull and all-around competition.
McKenna Colthorp continued her magical season of figure skating in Whitehorse. Colthorp, who won the McKenna Colthorp of the Grande Prairie Skating Club in the pre-juvenile women’s competition at the 2012 Skate Canada: Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Sectional Championships earlier on this season, scored three gold ulus in figure skating last week – in the Ladies’ 3 short, free and combined competitions.