DAY 4: Team Canada at Lima 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

LIMA, PERU – It was another historic day for artistic gymnast Ellie Black, who became Canada’s all-time leader in gymnastics medals won at a Pan American Games with still two more events left for her to compete in. Day 4 was a Canadian family affair with water skier Dorien Llewellyn, son of 11-time Pan Am Games medallist Jared Llewellyn, earning his third medal to close out his first Pan Am Games, while stepmother and stepdaughter duo Whitney McClintock Rini and Paige Rini each won their third medal of Lima 2019.

TEAM CANADA’S MEDAL COUNT

GOLD: 8 | SILVER: 19 | BRONZE: 16 | TOTAL: 43

RESULTSTeam Canada’s competition results at Lima 2019.

SCHEDULETeam Canada’s competition schedule at Lima 2019.

DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Ellie Black becomes Canada’s all-time leader in gymnastics medals won (nine) at a Pan American Games;
  • With two events left, Black has a chance at breaking the record set by water skier Jared Llewellyn for most Pan Am gold medals won by a Canadian in any sport;
  • Black also becomes the first Canadian gymnast to win five Pan American Games gold medals;
  • Andréanne Langlois earns her fourth medal at Lima 2019 as Canada adds three more canoe/kayak – sprint medals for a total of 10;
  • Canada’s Lima 2019 waterski team sets Canadian record by winning 10 medals at one Pan American Games;

DAY 4 QUOTES OF THE DAY:

Dorien LLEWELLYN (Gold Medallist: Men’s Water Ski – Overall / Silver: Men’s Water Ski Tricks / Bronze: Men’s Water Ski Jump) on the challenges of the overall event:

“Obviously, we’re putting our whole life into what we do, and we love what we do. But for me as an overall skier, this is the king event. But I love it and even just here at the event itself today, it’s not only such a physical rollercoaster ride, but also mental because you can go out there and mess up your first event.”

Dorien LLEWELLYN (Gold Medallist: Men’s Water Ski – Overall / Silver: Men’s Water Ski Tricks / Bronze: Men’s Water Ski Jump) on winning gold in the overall event, capping off Lima 2019 with three medals 

“This, this is my pride and joy. This is what I love doing, it’s three events so to win this is the ultimate cap to this week for sure. It’s definitely going to make me look forward to the next one in Chile and I guess you have to keep trying really hard, and hopefully I’ll have this feeling again when we get there.”

Ellie BLACK (Gold/Bronze Medallist – Artistic Gymnastics – Women’s Vault/Uneven Bars) on winning gold on vault and bronze on uneven bars: 

“Today was awesome. I was really happy to be out there with my team-mates Shallon OLSEN on vault and Brooklyn MOORS on uneven bars. We wanted to deliver some strong performances and we were able to do that. It is awesome to bring some more medals home for Canada.” 

Shallon OLSEN (Bronze Medallist – Artistic Gymnastics – Women’s Vault) on two Canadians standing on the vault podium, with her team-mate Ellie BLACK taking the gold: 

“It was great standing up there with Ellie. She is more than a teammate. She is a role model to me. She has really had a great impact on me at these Games. I am grateful that she is a friend for life, always there to guide me through. Our team has so much potential. We work so hard in the gym and it’s the small details that always matter the most to us like cleaner execution and better artistry and we believe there’s always room for improvement. But today, I’m just excited for Canada.” 

Andréanne LANGLOIS (Silver Medallist – Canoe/Kayak – Women’s K1 200m) on finishing the Lima 2019 competition with four medals: 

“I’m really happy with a lot of my races. It was a really big challenge to do as many races as that, but that was the challenge that I wanted to make so it was good to try. I learned a lot. Even if I’ve been paddling for 20 years, I still learn so that’s good.” 

 

Story and Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

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