Canada dominates Pan Am badminton in Jamaica

David Silva and Sania Lima. The duo won bronze/Reproduction/YouTube

Held April 26-29 in Kingston, Jamaica, the Pan American Badminton 2023 brought together 13 Brazilians. Brazil did not do badly, winning 3 bronze medals and 4 other athletes or pairs stopping in the quarter-finals.

But no country has succeeded in threatening Canadian supremacy. The country won all 5 gold medals and even picked up two silver medals along the way. In second place, the United States with 2 silver and 5 bronze medals and in third place, El Salvador, with 1 silver medal. Following the table, in fourth place, appear the Brazilians, with 3 bronze medals and tied for fifth place Mexico and Guatemala, with a bronze medal each. Only these six countries made it to the podium. Eighteen nations competed.

The bronze medals in Brazil were won by Ygor Coelho, on the men’s side. Ygor even won the first set, but lost 2-1 to Canadian athlete Brian Yang. Brian confirmed his favoritism and won the gold medal by defeating Salvadoran athlete Uriel Francisco Canjura Artiga in the final, who took silver. The other two bronze medals for Brazil were won in mixed doubles with Fabrício Farias and Jacqueline Lima and the other pair, Davi Silva and Sânia Lima. Fabrício and Jacqueline lost to Ty Alexander Lindeman and Josephine Wu (CAN), while Davi and Sânia lost to Joshua Hurlburt-Yu and Rachel Honderich (CAN). The latter pair took gold in the Canadian-only final.

Benjamin Allen

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