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Team Canada at the Pan Am Games, by the numbers

The Pan Am/Parapan Games are showcasing its host in more ways than one.

TO2015 will feature more Canadian athletes than the Olympics

Curt Harnett, Canada's chef de mission, cheers during the women's water polo match between Canada and Brazil in Markham, Ont. on Tuesday. (Canadian Press)

There are more Canadians at the Pan Am/Parapan games than any other competition in amateur sports. That includes all other Pan Am Games, both the summer and winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games and any other event.

Here's a look at the makeup of this year's team.

ATHLETES

Total number of athletes: 719 (373 male, 346 female) (as of July 9, 2015)

Average age: 25.7

Median age: 24

Oldest athlete — male: Ian Millar (Equestrian — Jumping, DOB: 6 JAN 1947, 68 years old)

Oldest athlete — female: Susan Nattrass (Shooting, DOB: 5 NOV 1950, 64 years old)

Youngest athlete — male: David Mylnikov (Shooting, DOB: 13 MAY 1998, 17 years old), Kabir Dhillon is second youngest, also a Shooting athlete (DOB: 26 JAN 1998, 17 years old)

Youngest athlete — female: Alicia Coté (Table Tennis, DOB: 14 DEC 1999, 15 years old), Vanessa Panov (Gymnastics — Rhythmic) is a close second youngest (DOB: 26 NOV 1999, 15 years old)

Sets of Twins: 3

  • Leirick and Leivin Chung (Karate)
  • Katherine and Michelle Plouffe (Basketball — Women)
  • Anjelika and Victoria Reznik (Gymnastics — Rhythmic)

Father/Son Athlete Combos: 2

  • Terry McLaughlin (father), Evert McLaughlin (son) — Sailing (they come from an Olympic sailing family)
  • Paul Shaw (father), Drew Shaw (son) — Shooting

PLACE OF BIRTH

Province Breakdown (some were not born in Canada):

Alberta

73

British Columbia

117

Manitoba

17

New Brunswick

3

Newfoundland and Labrador

7

Nova Scotia

14

Ontario

245

PEI

2

Quebec

127

Saskatchewan

18

Outside of Canada

97

Number of different countries from which athletes originate: 45

Top 5 sports with the most country of origin diversity:

Sport

Number of countries

Percentage of the sport's team size (%)

Athletics

9

10

Swimming

8

20

Football

7

19

Fencing

6

33

Handball

6

20

  • These five sports account for 49 per cent of the 45 different countries.

PAST GAMES AND MEDALS

Previous flag bearers

  • Adam van Koeverden (CanoeKayak — Sprint) in Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies and Athens 2004 Closing Ceremonies
  • Karen Cockburn (Gymnastics — Trampoline) in Beijing 2008 Closing Ceremonies
  • Susan Nattrass (Shooting) in Rio 2007 Pan Am Opening Ceremonies
  • Nicolas Gill (now a Team Leader for Judo) in Athens 2004 Opening Ceremonies
  • Jaret Llewellyn (Water Ski) in Santo Domingo 2003 Pan Am Opening Ceremonies

Number of Olympic Medals won by TO2015 Pan Am Athletes

Games

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Grand Total

1984 Los Angeles

1

1

2000 Sydney

1

1

2004 Athens

1

1

1

3

2008 Beijing

1

5

1

7

2012 London

1

5

9

15

2014 Sochi

1

1

Grand Total

3

13

12

28

Olympic Gold Medalists that are TO2015 Pan Am Athletes

  • 2004 Athens: Adam van Koeverden
  • 2008 Beijing: Eric Lamaze
  • 2012 London: Rosie MacLennan

Number of TO2015 Pan Am Athletes who have attended previous Games

  • By type of Games

Olympic Summer Games

122

Olympic Summer Youth Games

7

Olympic Winter Games

2

Pan American Games

172

Total

303

  • By Games

Olympic Summer Games

1972 Munich

2

1976 Montreal

2

1984 Los Angeles

3

1988 Seoul

3

1992 Barcelona

4

1996 Atlanta

2

2000 Sydney

4

2004 Athens

13

2008 Beijing

41

2012 London

93

Olympic Summer Youth Games

2010 Singapore

5

2014 Nanjing

2

Olympic Winter Games

2010 Vancouver

2

2014 Sochi

1

Pan American Games

1979 San Juan

1

1983 Caracas

1

1987 Indianapolis

3

1991 Havana

4

1995 Mar Del Plata

4

1999 Winnipeg

4

2003 Santo Domingo

11

2007 Rio de Janeiro

60

2011 Guadalajara

149

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