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     Pan Am Games: Canada maintains medal lead despite swimming DQ

July 17, 2015
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Bad news for BC swimmer Emily Overholt; she was disqualified after her first-place finish in the women’s 400 metre individual medley at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. The 17-year-old Overholt lost her gold medal for an illegal turn; she didn’t touch the wall with both her hands at the same time. This means American swimmer Caitlin Leverenz moves up from silver to gold. Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson came in second place in Heat 3 of the women’s 100 metre breaststroke, won by Canada’s Rachel Nicol. Jamaris Washshah of the US Virgin Islands took the lead in the women’s 50 metre freestyle Heat 1 with 27.87 seconds. Antigua’s Samantha Roberts in second, Jamaica’s Patrick Trudian in third, and Onika George of Guyana in fourth. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas led Heat 3 in the women’s 50 metre freestyle with 24.31. Renzo Tjon-a-Joe from Suriname won Heat 3 of the men’s 50 metre freestyle. In shooting, Quebec’s Michel Dion took a bronze for Canada in the men’s 50 metre rifle prone event. Canada now has 98 medals: 38 gold, 36 silver, 24 bronze. The USA is in second place with 34 gold, 30 silver and 35 bronze for a total of 99, and Brazil in third with 64 medals: 20 gold, 15 silver, 29 bronze. Bermuda and the Bahamas still have one bronze medal each.
(Image source: Metro News)

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