LIMA, PERU – Team Canada’s flag bearer Scott Tupper leads Canadian delegation into Estadio Nacional del Perú on Friday to officially kick-off the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
TEAM CANADA’S MEDAL COUNT:
GOLD: 0 | SILVER: 0 | BRONZE: 0 | TOTAL: 0
DAY 0 HIGHLIGHTS:
- COC and CBC unveils streaming partnership for Lima 2019;
- Canada’s men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams blanks opponents in preliminary competition;
- Team Canada’s delegation of 477 athletes and 119 coaches marches into the Lima 2019 Opening Ceremony.
DAY 0 QUOTES OF THE DAY:
Kayla MOLESCHI (women’s rugby captain) on the team’s win against Mexico 54-0:
“It was really good to get our first game out, obviously, and to come out with a win with a high score like that is pretty good, gives confidence leading into day two. We know that any team is going to be feisty, any team is going to put us to our wits, and challenge us in and around the breakdowns and stuff, and we’re going to need to tidy it up going into the other matches as well. Very exciting win for us and we’re looking forward to taking this momentum forward into day two.”
Nathan HIRAYAMA (men’s rugby) on what to expect after the team defeated Uruguay 31-0:
“We expect all the games to be challenging. We played Jamaica three weeks ago in the Caymans, and we won that one, but we know the players there, we know what good athletes they are, and we’re not taking anything for granted. We’re going to have to go play a good game in that one tomorrow morning.”
ALL QUOTES: Team Canada’s flash quotes at Lima 2019.
TEAM CANADA TRIVIA:
Q. Which Canadian athlete has represented Canada at the most number of Pan Am Games?
A. Ian Millar, Equestrian (1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015). Over this time he has won 10 medals in seven Pan Am Games including four gold.
TEAM CANADA PAN AM HISTORICAL STATS:
Most decorated athlete: Joanne Malar (1991-2003) – total 19 medals
Most medals won by an athlete at one Games: Willie Weiler (1963) – total 8 medals
Total medals won by Team Canada throughout all the Pan Am Games: 17 Pan Am Games – total 1920 medals (450 gold medals)
Most medals won in a sport: Swimming – total 304 medals
Most gold medals at one Pan Am Games: Ernestine Russell (1959, Gymnastics) – 4 gold medals Jessica Deglau (1999, Swimming) – 4 gold medals Geng Lijuan (1995, Table Tennis) – 4 gold medals
Josh Su, Media Relations Lead
Canadian Olympic Committee
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