Charles Philibert-Thiboutot and Sarah Mitton win gold at Pan Am Video games


4 of Canada’s observe and subject athletes earned medals on the Pan Am Video games in Santiago, Chile on Thursday, and two of them had been gold. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot and Rob Heppenstall each got here from behind within the ultimate 50 metres of the boys’s 1,500m in an exciting dash end, with Philibert-Thiboutot diving throughout the road for gold, simply forward of Heppenstall, who claimed silver. World championships silver medallist Sarah Mitton gained gold within the girls’s shot put. And Julie-Anne Staehli claimed bronze within the 5,000m.

The U.S.’s Casey Comber, who ended up ending third, was main because the runners got here across the ultimate bend; was in fourth place and Heppenstall in fifth as each poured on spectacular kicks, Heppenstall transferring easily to the entrance whereas Philibert-Thiboutot needed to go broad for clearance. Heppenstall appeared to have clinched the win when Philibert-Thiboutot dove throughout the road, and the 2 males waited to see who had gained. Philibert-Thiboutot’s successful time was 3:39.74, two hundredths of a second forward of Heppenstall. Their pleasure was apparent as the 2 males embraced after the race. 

It was Philibert-Thiboutot’s second medal of the Video games; he gained silver within the 5,000m on Tuesday, after Mexico’s Daniel Martinez was disqualified for blocking one other runner.

Shortly after the 1,500m, the ladies took to the observe for the 5,000m ultimate, which was gained by Joselyn Brea of Venezuela in 16:04.12. Taylor Werner of Workforce USA took silver in 16:06.48, and , took bronze in 16:06.75, simply over 1 / 4 of a second behind Werner. Canada’s Briana Scott completed seventh.

Gold for Mitton

Mitton threw 19.19m on each her fifth and sixth makes an attempt to assert the highest spot on the rostrum, greater than a metre farther than silver medallist Rosa Ramirez of the Dominican Republic.

Canada stands third amongst nations for general medals on the Video games; these had been Canada’s second, third and fourth medals in athletics. Athletics occasions proceed till Saturday night. For the total schedule and outcomes, .



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