Canadian swimming sensation Maggie Mac Neil secures her fourth gold medal at the Pan Am Games.


Canadian swimming sensation Maggie Mac Neil secures her fourth gold medal at the Pan Am Games.

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Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil secured her fourth gold medal at the Pan Am Games, adding to Canada’s impressive pool of medals in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday.

Mac Neil, hailing from London, Ont., clinched the gold in the women’s 50-metre freestyle, sharing the victory with American Gabi Albiero, both clocking in at 24.84 seconds.

Expressing her joy, Mac Neil remarked, “I’m pleased with the tie for the win. Swimming freestyle internationally is still relatively new to me. Missing that extra wall really makes a difference. So I’m genuinely content with this.”

With this triumph, Mac Neil’s overall medal count from seven events rose to six, comprising four golds, one silver, and one bronze. Her four golds now match the record set by Jessica Deglau in 1999 for the most golds won by a Canadian swimmer at the Pan Am Games. Additionally, her six total medals tie the all-time single-Games record held by four other swimmers (Deglau in 1999, Marianne Limpert, Joanne Malar in 1995, and Ralph Hutton in 1967).

Elsewhere in the games, Ottawa’s Julie Brousseau claimed the gold in the women’s 400 individual relay, triumphing in four minutes 43.76 seconds. Brousseau, in her senior national team debut, secured the lead at the 150-metre mark, ultimately fending off American Lucerne Bell (4:44.27) in a closely contested race.

Amidst other achievements, Canada’s women’s eight rowing team and Dorien Llewellyn of Innisfail, Alta., dominated the men’s overall water-ski competition, contributing further to Canada’s growing medal tally. The day’s successes also

included two gold medals in artistic gymnastics, along with silver and bronze triumphs in various events, bringing Canada’s total swimming medal count to an impressive 20 (eight gold, five silver, seven bronze) as the competition heads into its final day on Wednesday.

In racquetball, Coby Iwaasa of Lethbridge, Alta., and Samuel Murray of Baie-Comeau, Que., advanced to the men’s doubles gold-medal match before losing to Mexico’s Javier Mar and Rodrigo Montoya.

In rowing, the Canadian squad of Kendra Hartley (Calgary), Olivia McMurray (Red Deer, Alta.), Ailzée Brien (Sainte-Agathe, Que.), Parker Illingworth (Seattle), Abby Spiers (Victoria), Shaye De Paiva (Calgary), Abigail Dent (Kenora, Ont.), Leia Till (Potomac, Md.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.) led at all 500-metre checkpoints and finished the 2,000-metre race in 6:10.7.

The United States was second in 6:14.17 and host Chile was third in 6:17.78.

This marks Canada’s third rowing medal at the Games. Dent and McMurray secured silver in the women’s coxless pair, while Hartley, Illingworth, Brien, and De Paiva claimed bronze in women’s quadruple sculls on Monday.

Kit, who was the coxswain when Canada won women’s eight gold for the first time in 29 years at the Tokyo Games, will also cox Canada’s boat in the mixed eight A final on Wednesday.

In water-skiing, Dorien Llewellyn earned his third medal of the Games by scoring 2,970.59 points across the slalom, tricks, and jump to secure the overall title. Tobias Giorgis of Argentina (2,689.09) finished second, and Martin Labra Thiermann of Chile (2,671.83 points) came in third.

Notably, Alannah Yip of North Vancouver, B.C., created history for Canada by capturing the country’s inaugural Pan American Games medal in sport climbing, as she clinched the bronze in the boulder and lead competition.

Despite narrowly missing the bronze in the boulder and lead, Sean McColl of Vancouver placed fourth overall in the men’s competition on Monday.

In gymnastics, Félix Dolci claimed gold in the floor exercise with a score of 14.233, earning his second gold and third overall medal in Santiago. His victory in the men’s all-around event on Monday marked the first time in 60 years that a Canadian secured this title.

Brazil’s Arthur Mariano secured the silver medal with 13.933 points, while Colombia’s Juan Larrahondo claimed bronze with 13.366 points.

On the track cycling front, Team Canada’s track cyclists set a high standard with two medals on the first day of racing at Velódromo Parque Peñalolén. The men’s sprint team, consisting of Nick Wammes (Bothwell, Ont.), James Hedgcock (Ancaster, Ont.), and Tyler Rorke (Baden, Ont.), displayed their winning prowess, setting the qualifying pace with a time of 43.829s. Subsequently, they went on to face Colombia in the gold-medal final, securing the top position with a time of 43.396s, narrowly surpassing Colombia’s 43.421s.

Emulating this success, the women’s sprint team, including Jackie Boyle (Toronto), Sarah Orban (Calgary), and Emy Savard (Saguenay, Que.), clinched bronze, beating Colombia with a time of 48.498s compared to Colombia’s 48.836s. Mexico secured the gold medal with a time of 47.134s, while the United States claimed silver with 48.001s.

These results contributed significantly to Canada’s medal count, as it heads into the final day of the competition with a total of 20 swimming medals, comprising eight gold, five silver, and seven bronze.


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