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28 jul 2015

Record and great performance at the Pan Am Games

The seventeenth edition of the Pan American Games in Toronto has ended.

After more than two weeks of sporting events, which have seen the most committed 6100 athletes, the Pan American Games have ended. In athletics, the Canadian hosts  have stood up to United States favorites, ranking second in the medal could, just two gold from the Americans. In particular, on the Mondotrack surface the Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium, revamped version of the "old" York Stadium, within the York University, the Canadian Andre De Grasse was the star, winning both the 100 m that 200 m, with the times of  5.10 and 19.88 (personal best performance). Among sprinters, great run for the Dominican Luguelin Santos, who won the 400m with a time of 44.56 (best performance of the season). In the hurdles, the fastest time of the Games went to the American David Oliver, who won the 110m hurdles in running 13.07; Jeffery Gibson Bahamian national record for the 400 m hurdles, with a time of 48.51. In relay events, big test of the quartet of Trinidad and Tobago, who raced in the 4x400 m in 2:59.60, the best time of the season.

Among women, a stand out performance of the Jamaican Sherone Simpson, winner of the 100 meters with a time of 10.95 (best performance of the season); the Colombian Muriel Coneo, national record in the 1500 m, courses in 4:09:05; Brazil's Juliana dos Santos in the 5000 m, won with a time of 15:45.97, best personal performance; the Mexican Brenda Flores, who set a new Games record of running the 10,000 in 32: 41.33; the American Queen Harrison and Ashley Higginson which recorded the best performance of the Pan American Games, respectively in the 100m hurdles (12:52) and 3000 m steeplechase (9: 48.12). Great race for the American 4x100 m relay team, which won the gold with a time of 42.58, a record of the Games.