Carol Huynh (Ewan Nicholson)
Even though Canada has had 71 medals at the Pan American Games to date (third overall behind the United States and Brazil), it has been a little quiet on the Gold medal front over the last three days.
Since Saturday, Canada has only recorded four gold medals, after having fourteen over the first seven days of competition.
In women’s wrestling, Carol Huynh, who has been featured in Prospect Magazine’s Words from the Next Level, successfully defended her Pan American Gold medal from 2007 in Rio de Janeiro. She defeated Clarissa Chun of the United States in the women’s 48kg on Saturday.
In men’s 10km open water swimming event, Richard Weinberger of Victoria, British Columbia won Gold in a very close race. He only beat American Arthur Frayler by .3 seconds in posting a time of 1:57:31.
Then on Sunday, Whitney McClintock of Cambridge, Ontario won a Gold medal in the women’s tricks water skiing competition, destroying her nearest rivals. She defeated Silver medallist Maria Linares of Colombia by 990 points after recording 8390 total points.
Finally in equestrian, Jessica Phoenix of Uxbridge, Ontario won Gold in individual eventing on Sunday. Eventing includes dressage, cross-country and individual jumping.