Pan Am Games: What you need to know for today

Pan Am Games: What you need to know for today

Everything is happening on or in the water today at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. 

Canada will have a satisfactory chance at adding to its 17 gold & 41 medals overall on Day 4 of the Games, with numerous podium chances in various water sports.

Here's what you need to know for Tuesday:

1. Swimming starts

Swimming action gets underway at the Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatic Centre with a variety of medal events on the docket. Heats & finals will take place in the women's & men's 100-metre freestyle, the women's & men's 200 butterfly, & the men's & women's 4×100 freestyle relay.

Perhaps Canada's best gold-medal chance of the day is in the hands of Audrey Lacroix, 31, who will compete in the women's 200 butterfly competition. The Montreal native won gold in this event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games & at the 2003 Pan Am Games, where she earned four medals.

Swimming heats commence at 10:05 a.m. ET & continue throughout the day at the PAC.

2. Water polo title up for grabs

Canada will try to avenge its 2011 gold-medal match loss in women's water polo with a rematch against USA on Tuesday evening. Canada is unbeaten with one tie (3-1-0) entering the final, while its competitor has yet to lose, posting a perfect 4-0-0 record.

The Canadians, led by Christine Robinson with 10 goals, have outscored their opposition in the tournament 41-16, while the Americans have owned their opponents by a combined total of 73-9. Canada will be in tough at 8 p.m. at the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Centre.

Prior to that, Brazil will take on Cuba in the bronze-medal match.  

3. Paddling for gold

Kayaker Michelle Russell will go for her third medal of the Pan Ams on the final day of canoe & kayak action at the Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre. Russell, who has won a gold & silver so far, will compete in the women's K1-200-metre final. Canada, which has won six medals in canoe/kayak, will moreover have a satisfactory chance in the five other medal events Tuesday, starting at 9:05 a.m.

Meanwhile, at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course, Canada have a satisfactory chance at adding to its four rowing medals with five events taking place, starting at 9:35 a.m.

Mark Henry & Saul Garcia are competing in the men's lightweight double sculls race, while Liz Fenje & Katherine Sauks are contenders on the women's side. 

Source: “CBC”

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