Team Canada won three more gold medals on Monday at the 2023 Pan American Games. The gold medals came in swimming and gymnastics.
In swimming, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ontario won her second individual gold medal of the 2023 Pan American Games. After winning the women’s 100 metre butterfly on Sunday, she won the women’s 100 metre freestyle on Monday. Mac Neil, who won the gold medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, posted a Pan American Games record time of 53.64 seconds. Stephanie Balduccini of Brazil won the silver medal with a time of 54.13 seconds. Catie De Loof of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 54.50 seconds. MacNeil reached the podium by one full second. Canadian Mary-Sophie Harvey of Laval, Quebec finished in fourth place with a time of 54.64 seconds. The prior Pan American Games record belonged to Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas, who had a time of 53.83 seconds at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
Also in swimming, Olympic bronze medalist Sydney Pickrem of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Kelsey Wog of Regina, Saskatchewan won gold and silver respectively in the women’s 200 metre breaststroke. Pickrem, who won the bronze medal in the women’s 4×100 metre medley relay at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, had a winning time of 2:23.39. Wog had a time of 2:23.49, Gabrielle Assis Da Silva of Brazil won the bronze medal with a time of 2:25.52. Pickrem reached the podium by 3.31 seconds over Macarena Ceballos of Argentina, who was in fourth place with a time of 2:26.70.
In gymnastics, Felix Dolci of Saint-Eustache, Quebec won gold in the men’s individual all-around with 82.531 points. Diogo Soares of Brazil won the silver medal with 81.865 points. Donnell Whittenburg of the United States won the bronze medal with 81.764 points. Dolci reached the podium by 1.833 points over Cameron Bock of the United States, who was in fourth place with 80.698 points.
Team Canada won 15 more medals on Monday. They won silver medals in rowing (Abigail Dent of Kenora, Ontario and Olivia McMurray of Red Deer, Alberta in the women’s coxless pairs), water skiing (Neilly Ross of Minett, Ontario in women’s slalom and women’s water tricks and Dorien Llewellyn of Innisfail, Alberta in men’s tricks and men’s jumps), swimming (mixed 4×100 metre medley relay and Brayden Taviassalo of Newmarket, Ontario in the men’s 200 metre breastroke), and diving (Caeli McKay of Calgary, Alberta and Kate Miller of Ottawa, Ontario in the women’s synchronized 10 metre platform). The bronze medals came in swimming (Danielle Hanus of Newmarket in the women’s 100 metre backstroke and Blake Tierney of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the men’s 100 metre backstroke), equestrian (team dressage), rowing (women’s quadruple sculls), taekwondo (Marc-Andre Bergeron of Quebec City, Quebec in men’s 80 kilogram), and water skiing (Paige Rini of Cambridge, Ontario in women’s jump and women’s slalom).
Canada now has 40 medals, and are in second place overall. The United States lead with 74 medals.