Canadian Olympic gold medalist Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ontario won her third individual gold medal in women’s swimming at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile on Tuesday. Mac Neil won the gold medal in the women’s 50 metre freestyle after winning the women’s 100 metre butterfly on October 22, and the women’s 100 metre freestyle on October 23. It was one of eight gold medals won by Canadians on Tuesday. Canada also won gold in rowing, water skiing, swimming, gymnastics, cycling, and diving.
In the women’s 50 metre freestyle swimming, 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 winning time of 24.84 seconds. She shared the gold medal with Gabi Albiero of the United States. Catie De Loof of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 24.88 seconds. Mac Neil reached the podium by 0.33 seconds over Cristina Versiani of Brazil, who had a fourth place time of 25.17 seconds.
In the women’s 400 metre individual medley swimming, Julie Brousseau of Ottawa, Ontario had a winning time of 4:43.76. Lucerne Bell of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 4:44.27. Gabrielle Roncatto of Brazil won the bronze medal with a time of 4:47.92. Brousseau reached the podium by 4.97 seconds over Kristen Romano of Puerto Rico, who had a fourth place time of 4:48.73.
In the men’s floor gymnastics, Felix Dolci of Saint-Eustache, Quebec had a winning score of 14.233 points. Arthur Mariano of Brazil won the silver medal with 13.933 points. Juan Larrahondo of Colombia won the bronze medal with 13.366 points. Dolci won a medal by 1.133 points over Santiago Mayol of Argentina, who finished fourth with a time of 13.1 points.
In the men’s pole vault gymnastics, Canadians finished first and second. Zachary Clay of Langley, British Columbia won the gold medal with 14.4 points and Jayson Rampersad of Mississauga, Ontario won the silver medal with 14.333 points. Nelson Alberto Guilbe Morales of Puerto Rico won the bronze medal with 14.133 points. Clay earned a medal by .067 points over Cameron Bock of the United States, who was in fourth place with a score of 13.933 points.
In rowing, Canada won gold in the women’s eights with a time of 6:10.70. The United States won silver with a time of 6:14.17. Chile won bronze with a time of 6:14.78. Canada reached the podium by 16.08 seconds over Argentina, who had a fourth place time of 6:26.78.
In water skiing, Dorien Llewellyn of Innisfail, Alberta won the gold medal with a score of 11000 points. Matias Jose Gonzalez Ezquerra of Chile won the silver medal with 10730 points. Martin Alberto Labra Thiermann of Chile won the bronze medal with 10600 points. Llewellyn reached the podium by 3420 points over Tobias Giorgis of Argentina, who was in fourth place with 7580 points.
In the men’s track team cycling sprint, Canada won the gold medal with a time of 43.396 seconds. Colombia won the silver medal with a time of 43.421 seconds and Mexico won the bronze medal.
In the women’s three metre springboard diving, Pamela Ware of Greenfield Park, Quebec won the gold medal with a score of 342.75 points. Arantxa Chavez of Mexico won the silver medal with a score of 336.85 points. Krysta Palmer of the United States won the bronze medal with 323.85 points. Ware won a medal by 21.35 points over Hailey Hernandez of the United States, who was in fourth place with 321.40 points.
Canada won four more silver medals on Tuesday. Those finishing second were Paige Rini of Cambridge, Ontario (women’s overall water skiing), Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge, Alberta and Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau, Quebec (men’s doubles racquetball), Hunter Smith of North Vancouver, British Columbia (men’s wakeboard waterskiing), and Collyn Gagne of Milton, Ontario (men’s 400 metre individual medley swimming).
Canada won five bronze medals on Tuesday. Those finishing third in individual events were Dolci (men’s rings gymnastics), and Alannah Yip of North Vancouver, British Columbia (women’s boulder and lead sport climbing). Canada also won bronze in the men’s 4×200 mere freestyle relay swimming, the women’s 4×200 metre relay swimming, and the women’s track team cycling sprint.
Canada now has 20 gold medals, 20 silver medals, and 18 bronze medals for 58 medals overall. They are in second place behind the United States, which has won 109 medals.