The 2019 Pan Am Games just finished up in Lima, Peru this weekend. The weather was cold, and the competition was fierce, but Team Canada managed to bring home 15 medals (five gold, six silver, and four bronze).
Out in the field, Brittany Crew competed in the women’s shot put competition. She came back this year after an unfortunate injury late last season, and she’s finally broken the 19-metre mark, throwing 19.07m for the silver medal, and demolishing her old Canadian record!
Your men’s decathletes had some spectacular performances throughout their two days of competition. Damian Warner held the lead for the entire competition, with Pierce Lepage tight behind him. Damian had season best scores in both the long jump (7.74m), and discus throw (48.82m). Pierce had season best performances in both the shot put (14.35m), and the 110m Hurdles (14.15s). He also had a season best performance in the 400m, where he came from behind to dip past Damian at the line and win in a time of 47.74 seconds. Damian came away with the gold medal, and Pierce with bronze, great work to both of these men!
Top 8 Finishes by Ontario athletes:
- Damian Warner – GOLD, men’s decathlon (8,513 points)
- Natassha McDonald, Aiyanna Stiverne, Kyra Constantine, Sage Watson – SILVER, women’s 4×400-metre relay (3:27.01)
- Brittany Crew – SILVER, women’s shot put (19.07 metres, Canadian record)
- Khamica Bingham, Crystal Emmanuel, Ashlan Best, Leya Buchanan – SILVER, women’s 4×100-metre relay (43.37 seconds)
- Alysha Newman – BRONZE, women’s pole vault (4.55- metres)
- Pierce LePage – BRONZE, men’s decathlon (8,161 points)
- Crystal Emmanuel – 4th, women’s 200-metres (22.89 seconds)
- Tim Nedow – 4th, men’s shot put (20.48 metres)
- Gavin Smellie, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney, Mobolade Ajomale – 4th, men’s 4×100-metre relay (39.00 seconds)
- Kyra Constantine – 5th, women’s 400-metres (51.99 seconds)
- Sarah Mitton – 6th, women’s shot put (17.62 metres)
- Kelsie Ahbe – 6th, women’s pole vault (4.35 metres)
- Crystal Emmanuel – 7th, women’s 100-metres (11.41 seconds)
- Jillian Weir – 8th, women’s hammer throw (65.41 metres)
Photo from Lima 2019/Team Canada