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The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame announced the 2017 inductees and they include two Victoria area athletes in Mark Wyatt in the sport of rugby and Roland Green in cycling.
Michelle Stilwell, a Parksville-Qualicum MLA is inducted in the sport of athletics. She is a wheelchair athlete that competes in the T-52 category and has won gold medals in three successive Olympic Games, including Rio.
The ceremony will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 12th.
Green was the first Canadian to win the World Mountain Biking Championships. He won in back-to-back years in 2001 and 2002. He was a dominating force having won over 40 UCI events around the world during the early 2000s. He is the second mountain biker to be selected. Alison Sydor, who won an Olympic silver medal, is already in the hall. Sydor is also from Victoria.
As one of the best kickers in the world, Wyatt took Team Canada to two world cups, in 1987 and 1991. He was team captain in 1990 and 1991. They went as far as the quarter finals in 1991. He set a world record for penalties scored in a match during Canada’s 25-19 defeat of Scotland, he scored eight.
– Roland Green (Cycling)
– Mark Recchi (Ice Hockey)
– Geroy Simon (Football)
– Michelle Stilwell (Wheelchair Athletics/Wheelchair Basketball) –
– Mark Wyatt (Rugby)
– Tim Frick (Wheelchair Basketball)
– Frank Smith (Football)
– George & Dianne Tidball (Equestrian)
The 1969-70 UBC Thunderettes Women’s Basketball Team
– Chang Keun Choi (Taekwon-Do)
W.A.C. Bennett Award
– David Sidoo