Canada swept the gold medals in artistic swimming at the 2019 Pan American Games. In terms of Olympic qualification, the highest ranked nation in the women’s team event qualifies both a team and duet to the games. The highest ranked eligible nation in the women’s duet also qualifies. Artistic swimming at the Pan American Games was held in Lima, Peru from July 29th to July 31st 2019.
The team event saw defending Pan American Games champions Canada top the technical routine, scoring 88.9398, this was 2.6488 points higher than Mexico. The free routine was also won by Canada who scored 90.7333 points and had a combined score of 179.6731 to win the gold medal. By winning gold in the women’s team Canada has also qualified a duet to the Olympics. The silver and bronze medals were won by Mexico and the United States whom finished with a combined score of 175.1243 and 170.8114 respectively.
Canada’s regional strength in the sport was again on display in the women’s duet as they had the best performance in the technical routine where Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau scored 89.3343. This was 3.0015 points higher than Mexico’s Nuria Diosdado and Joana Jimenez. Canada followed up with a great free routine where they scored 90.7000 points and won the gold medal with a combined score of 180.0343, Mexico won silver and the United States won bronze with a combined score of 174.3661 and 170.6698 respectively. As the silver medalist Mexico also qualified to the Olympics.
This is the third Pan American Games in a row that Canada has won in both the women’s duet and team. The next opportunity for Pan American nations to qualify in artistic swimming will be at the final Olympic qualification tournament to be held in 2020.