What Kingston-connected athletes are doing today on the second day of the XVII Pan American Games, in and around Toronto:
Brittany Benn—Helped Canada finish a sweep of its preliminary games in the women’s rugby tournament, with wins of 45-0 over Argentina and 34-12 over the U.S., to gain a place in the gold medal game this afternoon at 6:20. Benn scored a try against the Americans, as Canada, which led 34-0 at one point, surrendered its first points of the Games. The loss is the only one so far for the U.S., which will face Canada again in the championship game, at BMO Field on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition.
Danielle Boyd—Crewing a boat with Erin Rafuse of Halifax; the start of racing in the women’s 49er FX is delayed.
Will Crothers—Was in the stroke seat of the Canadian men’s eight that won its heat easily in the rowing regatta in St. Catharines. Canada won the race in 5 minutes 45.79 seconds, 18.02 seconds ahead of the U.S., to be the top seed going into the final Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. Julien Bahain of Laval, Que., Mike Evans of Victoria, Martin Barakso of Nanaimo, B.C., Tim Schrijver of St. Catharines, Will Dean of Kelowna, B.C., Conlin McCabe of Brockville, Kal Langerfeld of Parksville, B.C., and cox Jacob Koudys of Fonthill, Ont., are the other members of the Canadian crew.
Rob Gibson—Was the stroke in the Canadian men’s quadruple sculls crew that won its heat to qualify for the final. Gibson, with Matthew Buie of Duntroon, Ont., Julien Bahain of Laval, Que., and Will Dean of Kelowna, B.C., completed the course in 5 minutes 52.21 seconds, 10.08 seconds ahead of the Cubans. The final will be raced Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.
Evert McLaughlin—Sailing in the open Snipe with Alexandra Damney-Strnad of Mississauga, racing has begun after a delay.
Terry McLaughlin—Skipper of a crew that includes David Jarvis, David Ogden and Sandy Andrews, all of Toronto, racing has begun after a delay.
Matt Mullins—Was a member of the Canadian men’s rugby team that won its quarter-final game in extra time, 17-12 over Chile. Canada, which trailed 7-0 and 12-5, scored a try at 14:00 of the second half to force overtime. Canada, 2-1 in the preliminary round, will play the U.S., 3-0 in pool play and a 31-0 winner over Guyana in its quarter-final, in a semifinal match today at 4:49 at BMO Field.
Nadia Popov—Scored three tries, two of them in the first half, to lead Canada to a 45-0 win over Argentina, and two more tries in a 34-12 victory over the U.S. in the final two preliminary round games of the women’s rugby tournament. The wins left Canada undefeated going into the gold-medal game against the U.S. this afternoon at 6:20.
Nic Pratt—Rowing with Brendan Hodge of Delta. B.C., Eric Woelfl of St. Catharines and Maxwell Lattimer of Delta, B.C., in the men’s lightweight four, came second in the fast heat and advanced to the repechage. Their time, 6 minutes 9.58 seconds, was 9.33 seconds behind the winning U.S. crew, but the third-fastest time overall.
• Canada won the repechage in 6:29.10, with a 6.67-second margin of victory over Mexico, to advance to the final, Tuesday at 9:35 a.m.