By the numbers: Canada at the TO2015 Pan American Games
TO2015 was without question Team Canada’s most-successful Pan American Games when it comes to athlete performance. Let’s throw some numbers around.
78 – Gold medals won, surpassing the previous Canadian Pan Am record of 64 from Winnipeg 1999
Click for full list of Team Canada medallists at TO2015
Editor’s Note: Canada now has a total of 219 medals, after Alec Page was upgraded to bronze in the men’s 200-metre butterfly, and Rachel Hannah was awarded bronze in the women’s marathon.
217 – Total medals won, beating Winnipeg 1999 (196) by 21
23 – Most medals won in a single day (Day 4 – July 14) by Team Canada at TO2015
Mark De Jonge won Canada’s first gold medal of day four (July 14).
Most Decorated – Ellie Black (artistic gymnastics) with five medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Canada’s Ellie Black competes on floor, during women’s all around artistic gymnastic final.
Ellie Black of Halifax celebrates her gold medal in floor exercise in artistic gymnastics competition at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Ellie Black in women’s balance beam at the Pan Am Games on July 15, 2015.
(Almost) Most Decorated – Whitney McClintock (water ski), Jasmin Glaesser (track and road cycling), and Santo Condorelli (swimming) with four each
Jasmin Glaesser lets out a massive yell after crossing the line for TO2015 gold int he women’s road race on Day 15.
Santo Condorelli during the men’s 100m freestyle at the Pan Am Games. He won four swimming medals at TO2015.
12 – Pan Am records by Canadians
Damian Warner – Pan Am record – decathlon
Monique Sullivan – Pan Am record – track cycling, women’s sprint
Kate O’Brien (left) and Monique Sullivan after winning gold in the women’s team sprint at Pan Am Games track cycling event on July 16, 2015.
Canada’s women’s team pursuit practice at the Pan American Games in Toronto.
Lynda Kiejko with her 10m air pistol shooting gold medal at the Pan American Games on July 12, 2015.
Chantal Van Landeghem celebrates her 100m freestyle victory at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Chantal Van Landeghem, Katerine Savard, Michelle Williams and Sandrine Mainville won the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.
Kierra Smith races the 200m breaststroke heats at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Canada’s Hilary Caldwell reaches for the wall to win the women’s 200m backstroke.
Emily Overholt broke the Pan Am record in 400m freestyle.
Ryan Cochrane smiles after winning Pan Am gold in the 1500m freestyle.
9 – Gold + silver (1-2) medal finishes by Canadians
Rachel Honderich (left) holds up her silver medal next to Michelle Li, who won women’s singles at TO2015.
Evan Dunfee (right) and Inaki Gomez embrace after the pair finished 1-2 in Pan Am Games men’s race walk on July 19, 2015.
Matt Hughes and Alex Genest celebrate gold and silver, respectively, in the men’s 3000m steeplechase at the Pan American Games in Toronto, July 21, 2015.
Derek Drouin (right) and Mike Mason (left) celebrate gold and silver after the men’s high jump final at the 2015 Pan Am Games on July 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Emily Batty (right) gold medallist and Catharine Pendrel, silver medallist. Women’s mountain bike at 2015 Pan Am Games.
Monique Sullivan sprints ahead of Kate O’Brien at Pan Am Games on July 19, 2015.
Individually, Pam Ware (left) silver medallist and Jennifer Abel gold medallist in women’s 3m springboard at Toronto 2015 Pan American Games.
Hilary Caldwell (right) and Dominique Bouchard (left) take gold and silver in the 200m Backstroke at TO2015.
Kierra Smith (right) gold medallist and Martha McCabe (left) silver medallist in the women’s 200m breaststroke.
16 – Sports in which Canada led or tied for the lead in medals won
Badminton – 6 medals (1 G, 3 S, 2 B)
Baseball – 2 medals (1 G, 1 S)
Basketball – 2 medals (1 G, 1 S)
Canoe/Kayak Sprint – 10 medals (4 G, 4 S, 2 B)
Cycling – Mountain Bike – 3 medals (2 G, 1 S)
Cycling – Track – 10 medals (6 G, 2 S, 2 B)
Cycling – Road – 6 medals (2 G, 1 S, 3 B)
Diving – 9 medals (2 G, 5 S, 2 B)
Field Hockey – 2 medals (1 S, 1 B)
Gymnastics – Trampoline – 3 medals (2 G, 1 B)
Rowing – 11 medals (8 G, 1 S, 2 B)
Rugby – 2 medals (2 G)
Softball – 2 medals (2 G)
Squash – 6 medals (1 G, 3 S, 2 B)
Synchronized Swimming – 2 medals (2 G)
Water Ski/Wakeboard – 9 medals (4 G, 5 S)
8 – Number of sports for which Canada qualified Olympic quota spots
Jennifer Abel hugs coach Arturo Miranda after winning 3-metre gold at TO2015.
Jacqueline Simoneau (left) and Karine Thomas react after their free routine final at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, the pair won the gold medal and an Olympic spot. (Photo: CP)
Canada’s Jazmyne Denhollander (right) reacts with US Ashley Nee after crossing the finish line in the Women’s Kayak (K1) final at the Minden White Water Preserve.
Jumping team (L-R) Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar.
Donna Vakalis finished 4th in the women’s modern pentathlon, securing a spot at Rio 2016.
Olympic Shooting – 10m air pistol
Team Canada qualifies for Rio in the semifinal match at TO2015
All 14 track cyclists won at least one medal
Canadian cyclist celebrates men’s sprint track cycling Pan Am Games gold on July 16, 2015.
All 18 women on the swim team won at least one medal
From left Dominique Bouchard, Rachel Nicol, and Noemie Thomas cheer on the women’s 4x100m medley relay.
The men’s softball team won its eighth consecutive Pan Am gold medal, no other country has ever won the men’s tournament.
Canadian men’s softball team takes gold in the final match against Venezuela.
Jordan Belchos won Canada’s first-ever Pan Am medal in roller speed skating with his bronze in the 10,000m points race.
Jordan Belchos raced to a bronze in the men’s 10,000m points race.
Jaret Llewellyn won two silver medals to bring his career Pan Am Games total to 11, making him Canada’s most successful active Pan Am athlete.
The next Pan American Games are in Lima, Peru in 2019.