Ontario Athletes Shine at 2019 Pan Am Games

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Sarah Douglas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO (August 15, 2019) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate Team Canada on a successful 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru. The Canadian Team delivered inspiring and powerful performances time and time again, bringing home 152 medals –35 Gold, 64 Silver, 53 Bronze.

Team Canada finished 4th in the medal standings (by Gold medal) and 3rd by number of total medals. This is the most medals won by Canada in a non-home Games since Mar del Plata 1995 (196).

Ontario athletes dominated at the Games with 179 Ontario athletes winning a total of 83 medals – 16 Gold, 40 Silver, 27 Bronze. Ontario athletes won 54% of Team Canada’s medals.

CSIO affiliated athletes are a large contingent of the Canadian athletes bringing home the hardware with 63 medals – 14 Gold, 29 Silver, 20 Bronze.
 

BY THE NUMBERS

477 Team Canada Athletes - 152 medals
179 Ontario Athletes - 83 medals
122 CSIO Affiliated Athletes - 63 medals
41 OHPSI Athletes - 19 medals

QUICK FACTS

  • Canada dominated the Men’s Decathlon, with Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes Damian Warner (Gold) and Pierce LePage (Bronze) controlling the leaderboard over the two-day event.
  • Athletics athletes had 15 podium finishes including CSIO affiliated athletes Warner, LePage, Geneviève Lalonde (Gold – 3,000m Steeplechase), Brittany Crew (Silver - Shot Put), Alysha Newman (Bronze – Pole Vault), and Khamica Bingham, Crystal Emmanuel, Ashlan Best, Leya Buchanan (Silver - Women’s 4x100m)
  • Laser Radial Sailor Sarah Douglas won Gold in Women’s Dinghy – Sarah is an OHPSI program grad and CSIO affiliated athlete.
  • Badminton player Michelle Li won Gold in Women’s Singles, moving her to 9th in the World Ranking, her highest ranking to date.
  • Canada won 3 Silver medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics - Natalie Garcia (Clubs), Katherine Uchida (Ball, Hoop)
A Complete List of Ontario Medallists & CSIO Affiliated Medallists from the Pan Am Games are Enclosed.

 

QUOTE

“On behalf of CSIO, congratulations to Team Canada – our 152 medal winning performances, and all of the athletes, coaches, and support staff on a wonderful showing at the Pan Am Games. We are extremely proud of our Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes and their powerful performances and their accomplishments on the podium. Thank you to the Government of Canada and Sport Canada; the Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Own the Podium; and the Canadian Olympic Committee for their continued support of CSIO and Ontario athletes at these Games. We now look forward to even more captivating and triumphant performances from Team Canada’s athletes and coaches at the Parapan Am Games later month!”

Debbie Low
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

 

About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.

CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite location at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector. www.csiontario.ca

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Media Contact:
Laura Albright, Manager, Communications & Events
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 Ext. 238
Email: lalbright@csiontario.ca
www.csiontario.ca

 

Photo: Sarah Douglas

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