Vancouver swimmer makes last minute surge to claim gold medal

Vancouver swimmer makes last minute surge to claim gold medal

By Victoria Christison, BC Games News Service

Author: BC Games Society/Saturday, July 19, 2014/Categories: 2014 BC Summer Games, Swimming

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In one of the most exciting races of the afternoon, 13-year-old Giselle Steiner of Vancouver powered up from fourth place to claim gold in the girls 14 and under 100 meter butterfly.   Ranked fourth coming out of the preliminaries, Steiner surprised everyone with her late race push.   “I did the same thing yesterday,” Steiner replied when asked about her success. “I was seeded in Lane 2, but then came through and won the bronze.  I don’t always race the best in the morning, but I feel more motivated in the afternoon.”  

As Steiner climbed out of the pool after her gold medal finish, a family friend from the crowd called to her, “Giselle, where did that come from?”  Giselle replied by pointing to her heart, and then doing a little dance.  Apparently "Fergalicous" was playing through her head as she raced to the finish and provided the tempo for her gold medal finish.  


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