Crispin Duenas wins two archery gold medals at the 2019 Pan American Games

Crispin Duenas (Jason Ranson, Canadian Olympic Committee, with permission)

Crispin Duenas of Toronto, Ontario won two gold medals on Sunday in men’s archery at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.He won the gold medal in the men’s individual recurve and the men’s team recurve with Eric Peters of Ottawa, Ontario and Brian Maxwell of Abbotsford, British Columbia.

While competing on the rugby field in Peru, Duenas beat Lester Ortegon Morales of Ecuador 6-0 and Ernesto Boardman of Mexico 7-3 in the elimination rounds. Duenas then beat Daniel Felipe Pineda Osorio of Colombia 6-2 in the quarterfinals, Peters 6-2 in the semifinals and Marcus Dalmeida of Brazil 6-4 in the gold medal game. Peters meanwhile won the bronze medal, giving Canada two medals in the men’s individual recurve.

In the men’s team recurve, Canada beat Cuba 6-2 in the quarterfinals, the United States 5-1 in the semifinals and Chile 5-4 in the finals. The United States won the bronze medal.

In other Canadian Pan American Games news, Brittany Crew of Mississauga, Ontario set the Canadian record in the women’s shot put with a throw of 19.07 metres on Friday. Crew, who won the silver medal at the Pan American Games, had a previous best Canadian throw of 18.69 metres in Germany on June 1. Danniel Thomas of Jamaica won the gold medal with a throw of 19.55 metres.

Meanwhile, Ellie Black of Halifax, Nova Scotia was the flag bearer for Canada in the closing ceremonies at the 2019 Pan American Games. Black won the gold medal in the women’s individual all-around gymnastics competition and the women’s vault.

Canada finished with 35 gold medals, 64 silver medals and 53 bronze medals for 152 medals. The United States led with 293 medals and Brazil was second with 171 medals.

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