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Pan American Games: Canada fill up on badminton medals

Canadian badminton players took home no less than seven medals, including four gold, on Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

In women’s singles, Ontarian Michelle Li won 2-0 in the grand final against her compatriot Rachel Honderich. The latter won the doubles gold medal earlier in the day with British Columbian Kristen Tsai.

Ontarians Jason Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura won gold in men’s doubles, while compatriots Joshua Hurlburt-Yu and Josephine Wu did the same in mixed doubles.

Ontarian Brian Yang took silver in men’s singles, as did Tsai and Yakura in mixed.

Money in pursuit

In track cycling, the Canadian women’s team won the silver medal in the pursuit. Made up of British Columbians Maggie Coles-Lyster and Erin Attwell, Ontarian Miriam Brouwer and Quebecer Laurie Jussaume, the Canadian team lost in the grand final to the Americans.

“They [les Américaines] are very strong! Jussaume said in an interview with Sportcom. We had our best time ever [4 min 27,799 s], but it wasn’t enough to beat them. You have to give them the credit they deserve. ”

The Contrecœur cyclist was nevertheless very satisfied with her team’s performance.

“There is a lot of positive to come out! Our execution was really good today. We knew we were ready and we had a great race. Of course we wanted gold, but we are still happy with our result. ”

Later that night, in the women’s keirin final, Manitoban Kelsey Mitchell placed fifth.

Other results

Quebec divers Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray (396.12 points) won the silver medal in the men’s synchronized event on the 10m tower. The event was dominated by Mexicans Ivan Garcia Navarro and Kevin Berlin Reyes, who scored an overall score of 431.10. Brazilians Isaac Nascimento De Souza and Kawan Figueredo Pereira (375.81 points) completed the podium.

In baseball, the Canadian men’s team lost 8-5 to Puerto Rico in the super round. She will face Nicaragua on Saturday in a game that will be decisive for the medal round.

In field hockey, the Canadians won 5-0 over Uruguay in a preliminary round match in Group A. Still unbeaten since the start of the tournament, they will face the Mexicans in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

In tennis, Ontarian Jada Bui lost 6-4, 6-0 in the quarter-finals to Paraguayan Veronica Cepede-Royg.

– With Sportcom

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