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An 8 medal haul for Wall

It's been quite a week for Tyler Wall at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

The 16-year-old Penticton native won his second gold and eighth medal overall in the pool Friday night in the men's 50 metre freestyle.

Wall completed swimming's version of track's 100 metres in 23.64 seconds. The time broke the provincial record by a little more than two-tenths of a second.

He established that mark in Friday's qualifying heat.

Earlier in the week, Wall captured three other medals in individual events, gold in the 100 metre freestyle, silver in the 200 metre backstroke and bronze in the 100 metre backstroke.

He also helped B.C. to four relay medals, silver in the 4x50 medlay relay and 4x100 freestyle relay, and bronze in the 4x50 freestyle and 4x100 medley relays.

His KISU Swim Club teammate Acacia Benn collected her second individual medal and fourth overall in Winnipeg Friday.

Benn won silver in the women's 200 metre individual medley in two minutes, 21.62 seconds. Earlier in the week,  the 15-year-old from Penticton won gold in the 200 metre backstroke.

She also won silver in the 4x50 and 4x100 metre relays.

Benn will move outdoors Saturday for the 5,000 metre open-water swim, the final swimming event of the games.

There's one more opportunity for an Okanagan medal before the games wrap up. Several central and north Okanagan athletes are part of the men's volleyball team which faces Quebec in the bronze medal game.

The men's soccer team was eliminated from medal contention Friday.



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