7-member delegation represent Dominica at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

The seven-member delegation comprising five (5) athletes and two (2) officials has been representing Dominica at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

Santiago 2023 Pan American Games
Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

Roseau, Dominica: The seven-member delegation comprising five (5) athletes and two (2) officials has been representing Dominica at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

Dominica Olympic Committee took to Facebook and shared details of the athletes who will make efforts to get through the championship. Four athletes will be competing, and one will play Boxing in the tournament.

The name of the athletes:

  • Thea Lafond
  • Dennick Luke
  • Tristan James
  • Joshua Toussaint

Dominican Boxer Joshua Toussaint competed in his first bout at the Santiago 2023 Games on Sunday, October 22, in the men’s 63.5 kg weight loss.

Besides this, Dominica’s Chef de Mission shared glimpses of her at the Santiago 2023 Panamerican Games and Dominica Olympic Committee’s Panam Sports General Assembly rep, Korlita Hamilton, in Chile.

Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

The 19th edition of the Pan American Games has been commenced in Santiago on October 18, 2023. The games will feature top continental events for NOCs in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

With the opening ceremony, the championship will run through November 5, 2023. The competition began two days prior, on October 18, with baseball. The closing ceremony will be held on Sunday after 16 days of games.

The championship is the way to fill out 100 direct quota spots of the Paris 2024 Olympics, including in archery, artistic, gymnastics, artistic swimming, boxing, breaking, diving, equestrian (dressage, eventing, jumping), hockey, handball, modern pentathlon, sailing, shooting, sport climbing, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and water polo, with possible direct berths in trampoline too.

Medal History So Far

As per the medal history, the United States of America secured first place after the games in different athletic games. The team captured 20 gold medals, 11 silver and 15 bronze. The total points of the team stood at 46.

Further, the second position is captured by Mexico with its gold count of 10. The silver medal of the country is 5. The team won three medals. The total points of the team is 18.

The third position was secured by Canada with nine gold medals. The country won six silver medals and six bronze. The total points of the team is 21.