Canadian women defend synchro team gold at Pan Ams

The women's Canadian synchronized swim team successfully defended its Pan Am Games gold medal in Toronto on Saturday.

Canada wins its 3rd gold medal on Saturday, 2nd in synchronized swimming

The Canadian women's synchronized swimming team captured gold for the second straight Pan Am Games. (Rebecca Blackwell/The Canadian Press )

The Canadians won gold in the team event with 178.1094 points to sweep the synchronized swimming podium at the Pan Am Games. 

Mexico took the silver, and the United States was third.

The Canadians raved about competing in front of a hometown crowd.

"It was fantastic, I could hear the screaming under water. It was amazing," said Holzner.

"It's amazing, I've never seen this in my entire life, even in the Olympic Games," Chen added.

The swimmers won't have long to enjoy their victory with Canada's other athletes. With the world championships scheduled to begin July 24 in Kazan, Russia, the synchro swimmers were scheduled to check out of the athletes village on Sunday.

Canada's Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas earned their second gold medal of the day, as they came out on top in the duet event earlier in the day. 

RESULTS: Synchro swimming team free routine


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