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Two More Medals for Canada on Last Day of Senior Pan Ams

May 31, 2016

Team Canada is celebrating two additional bronze medal wins in Rio de Janeiro, at the 30th Senior Pan American Championships. On Saturday, May 28th, the final day of competition, Canadian athletes finished in third place in two separate events. In the women’s team kata category, athletes Daphné Trahan-Perreault, Hidemi Uchiage, and Sumi Uchiage defeated the Mexican team 3-2, before losing to the team from the Dominican Republic, who then went on to claim the silver medal. In the men’s team kumite category, athletes Patrice Boily-Martineau, Alexandre-Benjamin Rivest, Nicholas-Patrick Rivest, Carl Rodrigue, Sarmen Sinani and Philippe Soucy defeated very strong teams from Columbia and the Dominican Republic, before losing by a very narrow gap (3-2) to Venezuela, whose team went on to claim the silver medal. In a heated repechage face-off, the Canadian male kumite team defeated the Argentinian team 2-1 for the bronze. This brings Canada’s final medal tally at this event to three bronze medals, with two top 5 and two top 7 results as well. You may click here for full results from the tournament, and click here for a recent news release regarding the conclusion of the event. Karate canada wishes to sincerely congratulate all participating athletes, Coaches and Referees!