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Day 1 Recap: Canada opens Toronto 2015 with eight medals

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Day 1 of Toronto 2015 kicked off with 19 sports on the docket and Canada made it a golden day, winning eight medals.

The canoe/kayak team won Canada’s first medal of the Pan Am Games, with a gold in the women’s K-4 500m. Also finding the top of the podium on Day 1 were the synchronized swimming duet and team, as well as Tory Nyhaug in BMX. The other Canadians that made their way onto the podium on Day 1 were: Ecaterina Guica (judo silver), Roseline Filion (diving silver), Meaghan Benfeito (diving bronze) and Philippe Gagné (diving bronze).

Look ahead to Day 2

Canoe/Kayak Sprint – Women’s K-4 500m

_PH10728 KC Fraser (38) and Michelle Russell (legs wrapped) celebrate their gold medal with a huge. (Photo: Michael Hall)

KC Fraser, Michelle Russell, Émilie Fournel, and Hannah Vaughan paddled their way to gold in the K-4 500m. The Canadian foursome took top…

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