July 13th, 2015
On the third day, I watched tennis, where I had the chance to see a great number of people who came to the Canadian Tennis Center at York University to assist the men’s quarterfinals and the women’s round of 16.
Many Canadians supported locals Gaby Dabrowski, Carol Zhao and Brayden Schnur. Of the three, Schnur was the only one who could not seal his pass to the next round. He was defeated by the American Dennis Novikov, rated 215 in the world ranking.
As to the Latin presence, I observed the victory of the Venezuelan Andrea Gámiz, who defeated the Chilean Fernando Brito 6-4 7-5. Similarly, Mariana Duque, the Colombian ranked 89 in world and the third best in the tournament, defeated the Mexican Marcela Zacarias with partial 7-5 7-6.
In other events that yesterday awarded medals, we report that Cuba was very successful in the canoeing in the individual K1 flat men and the K2 team, with the K1 women winning three gold medals. Moreover, they won another gold in 10m platform synchronized diving.
The Mexicans got another medal in women’s synchronized diving trampoline. Colombia won medals in 500m speed skating thanks to Pedro Causil and Hellen Montoya. They also got a gold in squash with Miguel Rodriguez winning in the individual category.
The Venezuelan weightlifter Junior Sanchez won the silver medal in the 77kg, and was only defeated by Addriel La O, who added another gold for Cuba. In the 85kg weightlifting category, Cuba got both a gold and a silver, closing the day with a gold, silver and bronze medal in rowing.
Today there are several interesting events where medals will be distributed. Badminton semifinals and final, horse riding and canoeing where Cuba and Argentina seem to be the favourites. More medals are disputed in gymnastics at the Exhibition Place in; judo, rowing and pistol shot.
Today at 8:30 pm there is a Colombian duo in men’s squash doubles final. In Scarborough, many swimming finals will be disputed. Water polo and weightlifting will finish today.