Canada's Pan Am racquetball team filled with veterans

A veteran-laden group will lead the Racquetball team into the Pan Am Games, Canada’s sport federation announced on Wednesday.

Mike Green, Jennifer Saunders bring plenty of experience

Canadian racquetball player Mike Green won a silver medal in men’s singles event at the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Racquetball Canada/Google Images)

A veteran-laden group will lead the Canadian racquetball team into the Pan Am Games, Canada's sport federation announced on Wednesday.

Pan Am Games and world championship medal-winning athletes Mike Green, Vincent Gagnon and Tim Landeryou will guide the men.

Green, of Hamilton, Ont., won a silver medal in men's singles at the 2003 Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Montreal's Gagnon won bronze in men's singles, and Landeryou, from Saskatoon, won bronze in men's doubles at the Guadalajara 2011 Games.

The women will be led by Winnipeg's Jennifer Saunders and Montreal's Frédérique Lambert.

Both have won world championship medals. Saunders will be representing Canada at the Pan Am Games for the third time and Lambert for the second. 

"A Pan Am Games medal is the only thing missing from my racquetball accomplishments. I can't think of a better time or place to win one than at our home Pan Am Games in Toronto this summer. I cannot wait for this incredible opportunity."

A total of eight athletes — 4 men, 4 women — will take part in the event at Toronto's Exhibition Centre from July 19 to 26.

The competition involves six events: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, men's team, women's team.

Canada's full racquetball team

  • Frédérique Lambert Montreal
  • Michèle Morissette Baie-Comeau, Que.
  • Christine Richardson Regina
  • Jennifer Saunders Winnipeg
  • Vincent Gagnon Montreal
  • Mike Green Hamilton, Ont.
  • Coby Iwaasa Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Tim Landeryou Saskatoon


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