It was an exciting day for Canada at Day 2 of the Pan Am Games.
Team Canada is currently leading the Games overall with 24 medals, 10 of them gold.
In second is the United States of America with 17, and Mexico, with 14.
Canada took double gold in rugby sevens competition, finishing up the two-day competition with a 22-19 decision over Argentina after dramatic wins of 26-19 over the U.S. in the semifinals and 17-12 over Chile in the quarter-finals. The women’s team also won gold after defeated the U.S. 55-7.
It was a good day for cyclists as well, as Emily Batty won gold in the women’s mountain biking event while teammate Catharine Pendrel was second. In the men;s, Raphael Gagne of Quebec City finished 50 seconds ahead of the competition, taking the gold.
Wow overwhelmed with excitment from all the support. Super happy to finish with Gold at PanAm Games. Thank you every1 pic.twitter.com/GJjVj4S3Ew
— Emily Batty (@emilybatty) July 12, 2015
Canada also took gold in women’s 10-metre air pistol, won by Lynda Kiejko. It’s her second Pan Am medal after winning bronze back in 2003.
Ending off the night is a free performance by Death from Above 1979 happening at Nathan Phillips Square as part of Panamania. For a full list of concerts, click here.