Canada Succeeds at Toronto Pan Am Games

2015 Pan Am Emblem

2015 Pan Am Emblem

Team Canada has pulled off a success at the 2015 Pan Am Games held in Toronto, Ontario.  In total, Canada finished with 217 medals (78 Gold, 69 Silver, and 70 Bronze.)  This was good enough for second place behind the United States with 265 medals (103 Gold, 81 Silver, and 81 Bronze.)  The third place team was Brazil, hosts of the 2016 Summer Olympics, with 141 medals (41 Gold, 40 Silver, and 60 Bronze.)

Canada was represented by 720 athletes competing in all 36 sports, the most athletes to represent Canada at any multi-sport event.

Highlights include:

Two Gold Medals for Andre De Grasse in the 100m and 200m events.

Two Silver Medals for Dominique Bouchard in 200m backstroke and 4x100m medley, to go along with a Gold Medal in 4×100 Freestyle.

Four Gold Medals in Gymnastics for Ellie Black.

Freestyle swimmer Emily Overholt won Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal.

Hugo Barrette won Two Gold Medals and One Bronze medal in Cycling.

Jaret Llewellyn won two Silver Medals in Water Skiing.

Jasmin Glaesser won a Gold Medal, and two Silver Medals in Cycling.

Kate O’Brien won a Gold and Silver Medal in Cycling.

Lynda Kiejko won two Gold Medals in Shooting.

Mark de Jonge won a Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal in Canoeing.

Meaghan Benfeito won a Gold and Bronze Medal in Diving.

Michelle Li won a Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal in Badminton.

Michelle Russell won two Silver Medals in Canoeing.

Monique Sullivan won two Gold Medals in Cycling.

Patricia Bezzoubenko a Silver Medal and Bronze Medals in Gymnastics.

Philippe Gagné two Silvers and a Bronze in Diving.

Richard Funk won a Silver and two Bronze medals in Swimming.

Ryan Cochrane won two Golds in Swimming.

Santo Condorelli two Silver Medals and a Bronze Medal in Swimming.

Shawn Delierre a Gold and Silver Medal in Sqaush.

Sydney Pickrem a Silver Medal in Swimming.

Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, Ian Millar, Yann Candele, and Elizabeth Gingras won the Gold Medal in the Team show jumping event.

Whitney McClintock won two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals in Water Skiing.

We should thank all our athletes for all the hard work they put representing our country at the Pan Am Games.  We are proud of you all!

About Edward Brain

I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.
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