Brown wins boxing gold at Winter Games

Deroche's Jessy Brown, 16, won his bout against Quebec fighter Pascal Dion to earn Team BC's 24th Gold medal of the Canada Winter Games on Friday.

Deroche's Jessy Brown took gold at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax Friday night.

Deroche's Jessy Brown took gold at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax Friday night.

Deroche’s Jessy Brown, 16, won his bout against Quebec fighter Pascal Dion to earn Team BC’s 24th Gold medal of the Canada Winter Games on Friday.Brown’s furious pace in the second round was the turning point of the bout, delighting the near capacity crowd, and allowing him to back off in the final round. He won on points 11-2.“I came and did what I was supposed to do here tonight,” said a calm and collected Brown in the dressing room after the fight. “I’m so happy right now — so glad that it’s over.”Team BC brought a dedicated team of 242 athletes, 74 coaches, three National Artists and 22 mission staff to the Games in Halifax, which ended Sunday. Approximately 2,700 athletes, coaches, managers and officials attended.The Canada Games is a national multi-sport competition that brings together the best athletes from each Canadian province and territory to promote national and provincial sport development of youth.

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