Saskatoon's Tim Landeryou wins Pan Am racquetball bronze
Canada loses to Bolivia in men's doubles semifinal, but still win bronze medal
Tim Landeryou may have lost his final men's doubles match, but he isn't leaving the Pan Am Games in Toronto empty-handed.
Saskatoon's Landeryou and teammate Vincent Gagnon of Montreal lost to Bolivia in the men's racquetball doubles semifinal, but their successful run until that point ensured them a bronze medal.
Battered, bruised, and Bronzed! Medal ceremony tonight then team competition begins! Let's get some more hardware <a href="https://twitter.com/RBallCanada">@RBallCanada</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NowOrNever?src=hash">#NowOrNever</a>—@TLanderyou
"I don't think we played badly," Landeryou told Racquetball Canada. "We just needed to kill shots to win and couldn't do that tonight as well as we did in the rest of our games this week. Of course I would like to have won, but they were a tough team and I'm really happy to win a medal at the Pan Am Games with my family here."
The 31-year-old Landeryou is the latest Saskatchewan athlete to bring home a medal, bringing the total to seven.
Landeryou will have a chance to add another medal this weekend. He'll compete in the men's team quarter-finals on at 7:50 a.m. CST.
Saskatchewan's star hits the track
One of Canada's top athletes at the Pan Am Games, Brianne Theisen-Eaton, starts competing today.
The Humboldt, Sask., product is competing in the women's 4x400 metre relay and long jump. Theisen-Eaton is not competing in her signature event, heptathlon, in order to prepare for the World Championships in August.
Theisen-Eaton and Canada finished their semifinal heat in third place behind the U.S. and Jamaica. Their time was good enough to secure a spot in Saturday's final.
Here is when Saskatchewan athletes are competing next:
Friday, July 24 (all times in CST)
- Semi-final: Canada vs Argentina at 5 p.m. (Gavin Schmitt, Saskatoon)
- Canada vs USA at 5:05 p.m. (Saskatoon's Melissa Armstrong, Swift Current's Bradi Wall)
Women's long jump
- Finals at 5:25 p.m. (Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Humboldt)
Saturday, July 25
- Team quarter-final vs Dominican Republic at 7:50 a.m. (Tim Landeryou, Saskatoon)
- Bronze medal game at 5:05 p.m.
Sunday, July 26
- Gold medal game at 10:05 a.m.
- Bronze and gold medal games