Lima 2019 – Four gold medals for Brazil and two for USA at Canoe Slalom

Ana Sátila and Pedro Gonçalves each climbed the podium twice, the United States took the other two gold medals at the Lima Pan American Games

Ana Sátila is having an excellent season and in Peru she is consecrated again, the Brazilian athlete won two gold medals in C1 and Canoe Slalom Extreme Women. In the canoe the difference was very big for the second place, the Canadian Lois Betteridge, who completed the course with seven seconds of difference. The bronze went to the American Michaela Corcoran. In the Canoe Slalom Extreme Ana Sátila was also fast in the water and surpassed her competitors, the American Evy Leibfarth and the Mexican Sofia Reinoso who secured silver and gold respectively.

Among men the biggest highlight for another Brazilian, Pedro Gonçalves who competed in two categories and brought two golds, in K1 and Canoe Slalom Extreme. In the kayak the victory was tight, Argentine Lucas Rossi was 0.42 away from Pedro and Canadian Keenan Simpson completed the podium in third place. In Gonçalves’ second gold medal was won in the Canoe Slalom Extreme, he had by his side the American Joshua Joseph with the silver and Keenan Simpson with the bronze.

United States has also done a good job at the Pan American Games, the athletes come back with two golds won in C1 Men with Zachary Lokken and K1 Women with Evy Leibfarth. The Argentines did well with silver in both categories, Sebastian Rossi for the canoe and Nadia Riquelme in the kayak. The bronzes were divided by Felipe Borges at C1 and Sofia Reinozo from Mexico.

The disputes took place in Lunahaná, about 150 kilometers from Lima in the waters of the Cañete River.