Twenty-four hours. Eight games. Eight gold medals.
The Humber Hawks badminton and curling teams had an amazing weekend, to say the least. The two teams combined captured an unprecented eight Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) provincial championship gold medals.
Here's how it happened:
Gold Medal #1
OCAA Player of the Year Olivia Lei captured her third consecutive women's singles badminton title. In her three seasons, she has yet to drop a single set and will be vying for her third Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Year and National crown in the upcoming National championship.
Gold Medal #2
The women's doubles team of Phuthita Nilyok and Chloe Rowe went undefeated to capture their OCAA title. This is Nilyok's second consecutive OCAA crown and Rowe's first.
Gold Medal #3
The defending men's doubles CCAA National championship team of Adam Dong and Ryan Chow also went undefeated on their way to another OCAA title.
Gold Medals #4 and #5
With the addition of points from the mixed doubles team of Christina Duong and Cameron Lai (OCAA silver) and men's singles player Darcy Schmidt (fourth), the Hawks swept the men's and women's team titles. For the women, it was their fourth consecutive year capturing the title, and the men earned their fifth consecutive team championship.
Gold Medal #6
The Hawks mixed curling team led the way on Sunday in the historical three-discipline sweep of the OCAA championships. It was the second title for the mixed squad.
Gold Medal #7
Just a few seconds after the mixed team captured the Hawks' first title of the day, the men's team ran Fanshawe out of rocks to win the championship. With this win, Humber will have the opportunity to defend their 2016 CCAA National title in Camrose, Alberta.
Gold Medal #8
The women provided the most drama and the delivered the biggest shot of the tournament just a few feet away, and minutes later after the men. Cassie Paccanaro's last shot cemented the championship win for the Humber women.
Congratulations to our incredible badminton and curling players!