Odds and Ends: Canada at TO2015 Pan Am Games
Did you know there are three sets of Canadian twins at the Pan Am Games and nine pairs of siblings? Time to brush up on your facts and figures, getting to know Team Canada’s quirks at TO2015.
Team Canada by birthplace
* No athletes from the Territories are competing at TO2015 as of July 8, 2015
You may see double in karate, basketball and gymnastics because this summer there are three sets of twins at the Games.
- Leirick and Leivin Chung (Karate)
- Katherine and Michelle Plouffe (Basketball – Women)
- Anjelika and Victoria Reznik (Gymnastics – Rhythmic)
* Ashley Steacy (sister-in-law) is also in the clan who will compete in women’s rugby.
Man: Taking the reins in the male category as the oldest athlete is legendary equestrian, Ian Millar, at 68 years old. The ten-time Olympian is a three-time Pan Am gold medallist.
Woman: Six-time Olympic shooter, Susan Nattrass, is 64 years old and the oldest female athlete. In 2007, she was the flag bearer at the Pan Am Games (and won gold in trap).
Man: Toronto’s David Mylnikov, age 17, will compete in skeet shooting at the Pan Am Games. He was a gold medallist at the 2012 Ontario Summer Games.
Woman: At 15, Alicia Coté is Team Canada’s youngest female member and will compete in table tennis.
Sailing and shooting will each feature a father/son combo:
- Terry McLaughlin (father), Evert McLaughlin (son) – Sailing
- Paul Shaw (father), Drew Shaw (son) – Shooting