Canadian water-skier Whitney McClintock wins gold medal in women's slalom

TORONTO — Canadian water-skier Whitney McClintock won gold in the women's slalom event at the Pan Am Games on Thursday.

She finished first in the six-skier field at Ontario Place West Channel.

McClintock won gold a day earlier in the overall competition. She was also entered in the tricks final and the jump final later in the day.

"This is great, I'm a happy girl," she said. "I've got the two (medals) I came for already. The rest are a bonus."

Regina Jaquess took the silver and American teammate Erika Lang won bronze.

McClintock's latest first-place finish gave Canada its 65th gold at these Games, setting a new national Pan Am record. The previous record of 64 gold medals was set in Winnipeg in 1999.

McClintock returned to the dock area a short time later to watch her brother, Jason McClintock, win silver in the men's slalom. He lost a runoff to American Nate Smith.

Javier Julio of Argentina won the bronze. McClintock was tabbed to compete in the men's tricks competition in the afternoon.