Pan Am Roundup: Canadians reach 100 medal-mark at Pan Am Games
Canada punctuated the first week of competition at the Pan Am Games by reaching the 100-medal mark on Friday.
The Canadians continued their impressive showing at the Cisco Milton Pan Am Velodrome, adding to the medal haul with a gold in the women's pursuit.
The team of Calgary's Allison Beveridge, Vancouver's Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser, of Coquitlam, B.C., and Kirsti Lay, of Medicine Hat, Alta., finished the race in a Pan Am record time of four minutes 19.664 seconds in the final to edge the United States.
The U.S. earned the silver in 4:26.426 while Mexico beat out Colombia to capture the bronze medal.
Canada stood in second place in the overall medal total with 100, one back of the U.S., with multiple events still scheduled for Friday evening.
Canadians had earned 39 gold, 37 silver and 24 bronze.
The Canadian women's squash team didn't fare as well as their track cycling counterparts, settling for silver with a loss to the Americans.
The U.S. won the first two matches in the best-of-three final to take the gold.
Olivia Blatchford opened with an 11-4, 12-10, 11-8 victory over Hollie Naughton of Mississauga, Ont., and Amanda Sobhy secured the team victory with an 11-3, 11-2, 11-8 win over Samantha Cornett of Deep River, Ont.
Earlier in the day, Canadian Michel Dion won bronze in the men's 50-metre rifle prone. Brazil's Cassio Rippel took gold while American Michael McPhail placed second.
The Canadian Press