Sydor cycles to silver
WINNIPEG (CP) -- Alison Sydor of Victoria won a silver medal in the women's mountain
bike race and Chris Sheppard of Kamloops, B.C. took the bronze in the men's
event on a day Canada captured three gold, two silver and five bronze for a
total of 111 medals at the Pan Am Games.
The Canadian women's soccer team can do no better than a bronze medal after
losing 5-3 on penalty kicks to Mexico. The game was tied 2-2 after regulation
and extra time.
"There was no lack of effort from the players," said head coach Neil
Turnbull of Edmonton. "Just the way they carried themselves, it was
first-class. Each game, we've gone out, we've tried to improve both
individually and as a team and I'm proud of them."
The unbeaten U.S. women, entered as an under-18 squad, moved into the final
with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica earlier.
The Canadian women's basketball team lost 76-65 to Cuba after leading by
two points at the half.
Renata Kolbovic of Vancouver lost to Alexandra Stevenson of the U.S. in a
women's tennis quarter-final.
Canada's men's softball team beat Guatemala 1-0, while the Canadian women
beat the Netherlands Antilles 2-0.
Meanwhile, the Cuban delegation turned up the volume on their complaints
about the treatment of their athletes.
And sports agent Joe Cubas said 19-year-old Cuban baseball pitcher Danys
Baez has sought asylum in Canada, which would make him the eighth Cuban to
defect at these Games.