Canada bags 100 medals at Pan Am Games
Toronto, July 18 (IANS) At the end of the first week of the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, Canada has bagged 110 medals, including 45 golds, beating the US who came in second with 114 medals comprising 40 golds.
The hosts added seven more golds on Friday. In the pool, Emily Overholt took a gold in the 400 metre freestyle, Xinhua reported.
Ryan Cochrane cruised to gold in the men’s 400 freestyle by a margin of over a second. Cochrane also set a Pan Am record in finishing the race in 3:48.29.
The Canadians continued their impressive showing in track cycling, adding to the medal haul with a gold in the women’s pursuit and a gold in the women’s keirin final.
Canada also took home a gold in men’s team squash.
Michel Dion won bronze in the men’s 50m rifle prone.
The games, the largest international multi-sport event ever held in Canada, have drawn over 6,000 athletes from 41 nations and territories from the Americas and will run until July 26.