Women’s kayak delivers Canada’s first gold of TO2015
Team Canada won its first medal – a gold – at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games on Saturday in women’s kayak.
The team of Michelle Russell, Emilie Fournel, KC Fraser and Hannah Vaughan took first place in the K-4 500m in a time of 1:36.495, ahead of Cuba (1:37.665) and Argentina (1:37.721) in Welland, Ontario.
This is the fifth time in the last six Pan Am Games that the Canadian women have won gold in the K-4 500m event, the only medal breaking up the streak was a bronze at Rio 2007.
The women’s K-4 500m is also on the program at Rio 2016.