Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau win two artistic swimming gold medals at 2019 Pan American Games

Claudia Holzner (F. Thauvoye, Canadian Olympic Committee) (with permission)

Claudia Holzner of Calgary, Alberta and Jacqueline Simoneau of Chambly, Quebec each won two gold medals in artistic swimming on Wednesday at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima. Holzner and Simoneau won a gold medal for Canada in the duet artistic swimming competition and were part of the Canadian squad that won gold in the team artistic swimming event as well.

In the duet, Holzner and Simoneau had a score of 180.0343 points. Nuria Diosdado and Joana Gimenez Garcia of Mexico won the silver medal with a score of 174.3661 points. Anita Alvarez and Ruby Remati of the United States won the bronze medal with a score of 170.6698 points. Canada reached the podium by 17.8129 points over the Brazilian team of Luisa Borges and Laura De Souza, who were in fourth place with a score of 162.2214 points.

In the team artistic swimming competition, Holzner and Simoneau teamed up with Emily Armstrong of Toronto, Ontario, Catherine Barrett of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Andree-Anne Cote of Saint-Georges, Quebec, Camille Fiola-Dion of Rimouski, Quebec, Rebecca Harrower of Edmonton, Alberta, Audrey Joly of St-Eustache, Quebec and Halle Pratt of Calgary. Alberta. Canada posted a winning score of 179.6731 points. Mexico won silver with 175.1243 points and the United States won bronze with 170.8114 points. Canada reached the podium by 18.3803 points over Brazil, who finished in fourth place with 161.2928 points.

Team Canada won a third gold medal in the Pan American Games on Wednesday (and 11th gold medal overall). Brooklyn Moors of Cambridge, Ontario won the women’s floor gymnastics competition. Moors posted a winning score of 13.9 points. Kara Eaker of the United States won the silver medal with 13.8 points. Flavia Saraiva of Brazil won the bronze medal with 13.766 points. Moors reached the podium by 0.467 points over Ellie Black of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who was in fourth place with 13.433 points.

Team Canada is currently in second place overall in the medal standings with 51. The United States lead with 80 medals. Canada has 11 gold medals, 22 silver medals and 18 bronze medals.


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