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Nova Scotia paddlers earn three golds at Pan Am Games

By Caitlin Snow Nov 3, 2023 | 12:18 PM

Nova Scotia paddlers have earned gold at the Pan Am Games in Chile, Friday.

Kayaker Michelle Russell, 31, from Fall River won the women’s K1 500 meters in 1:51.25 seconds.

This is her fourth career Pan Am medal.

Ian Gaudet, 20, from Dartmouth, also earned gold in men’s K2 alongside Simon McTavish, 27, from Ontario, crossing the finish line at 1:30.45.

Gaudet made his senior-level debut in a major competition.

Craig Spence, 28, also from Dartmouth, won gold in men’s C2 500 with Alex Plomteaux, 23, from Quebec, with a time of 1:42.12.

Other Canadians secured medals Friday morning, including, Sophia Jensen in women’s C200, while the women’s K4 500 won silver.

Canada now sits at 40 meddles, already 5 more than in 2019 in Lima.