Pan Am Games: Canada’s Andre De Grasse eyes 100m gold

July 22, 2015

It seems like everyone in Canada’s looking out for Andre De Grasse. The Markham native and NCAA champ will be going for Pan Am gold in the men’s 100 metre final happening tonight at York University. London, Ontario’s Damian Warner came out on top in two decathlon events: the men’s 100 metres and the men’s long jump. Jamaica’s Leford Green will qualify for the men’s 400 metre hurdles, and so will Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson. It’s a gold medal for Levern Spencer of St. Lucia after her first-place performance in the women’s high jump. Antigua’s Priscilla Frederick copped a silver, and Akela Jones from Barbados took bronze. Also, Quebec’s Hugo Houle added another gold for Canada in the men’s road cycling individual time trial, while Sean MacKinnon of Hamilton gets bronze. Cambridge, Ontario waterskier Whitney McClintock takes gold in the women’s overall competition, and in the men’s overall water ski, Alberta’s Jaret Llewellyn won silver.

So far, the USA is first with 185 medals: 70 gold, 60 silver, and 55 bronze. Canada is right behind with 165 medals: 61 gold, 55 silver, 49 bronze. In third is Brazil with 100 medals: 32 gold, 32 silver, 46 bronze. Jamaica has 2 medals, a gold and a silver; the Bahamas has a gold and a bronze; St. Lucia has one gold medal, Trinidad & Tobago with one silver and one bronze, and Antigua & Barbuda has one silver.
(Image source: CBC)





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