DAY 3: Team Canada at Lima 2019
LIMA, PERU – Day 3 saw Team Canada hit many major milestones. In equestrian, the dressage team earned their first gold in 28 years to punch their ticket to Tokyo 2020. Ellie Black continued her strong showing, becoming the first woman to win back-to-back individual all-around titles at the Pan American Games.
TEAM CANADA’S MEDAL COUNT:
GOLD: 4 | SILVER: 17 | BRONZE: 12 | TOTAL: 33
DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Team Canada’s equestrian dressage team claims Canada’s first dressage team gold in 28 years and punches ticket to Tokyo 2020;
- Ellie Black makes history as the first woman to win back-to-back individual all-around titles at the Pan American Games;
- Surfers Cody Young (Canada) and Kevin Schulz (USA) made history as the first competitors in the ocean during the sport’s debut in the Pan American Games;
- Canadian triathlon mixed relay team makes history as the first Canadians ever to climb on to podium in that event at a Pan American Games;
DAY 3 QUOTES OF THE DAY:
Naima MOREIRA-LALIBERTE (Gold Medallist: Equestrian – Dressage Team) on her test and the team’s gold medal:
“I think my test was really good. It was steady and clean, which was the goal today. Steady ride for the team and we achieved the plan so I’m really happy about that and we won goal. It’s unreal.”
Elllie BLACK (Gold Medallist – Artistic Gymnastics – Women’s Individual All Around) on winning gold:
“It is awesome. I really just wanted to enjoy it today and wanted to fix some things from my routines from day one [and] just continue to build towards the world championships [in Stuttgart, Germany, in October].”
Ellie BLACK (Gold Medallist – Artistic Gymnastics – Women’s Individual All Around) on how she plans on staying energized after qualifying for all four final events:
“Starting now, I have to mentally just prepare, bring myself down, rest, recover as best as I can, get some good sleep and then come back again tomorrow to do it all again. But we’ve got some Canadian girls in the finals as well. So we’ll be able to pump each other up and it was great to have them cheering us on today.”
Anne LAVOIE-PARENT (Silver Medallist – Canoe/Kayak – Women’s C2 500m), after winning silver with Rowan Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, on women’s canoe becoming an Olympic discipline ahead of Tokyo 2020:
“We really want to take the next level every year because with the recognition in the Olympics the level has gone up so much. Luckily we have the world champions training with us, so at least we get to train with them and really see how fast they are evolving.”
Jarret KENKE (Silver Medallist – Canoe/Kayak – Men’s K2 1000m) on Team Canada’s bonding rituals:
“Compared to different world championship teams, we have a much smaller team and I feel there is just a tighter knit bond to each other. Six o’clock we all sit around the same table, all eat together, we all kind of socialise that way. Regardless of good or bad results, we all get together and celebrate the day.”
ALL QUOTES: Team Canada’s flash quotes at Lima 2019. (live updates)
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LIMA BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics on select sports at Lima 2019.
TEAM CANADA TRIVIA:
Q. Name one other Chef de Mission prior to 2019 (Douglas Vandor) who was also an Olympian from the sport of Rowing.
A. Tricia Smith (2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
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