Mixed success at the 2023 Pan Am Youth Championships in Charleston, W.V., USA (23-30 July) with Canada taking one silver medal, one bronze medal and two 5th place finishes.

The Canadian girls saved the day and reserved a place on the podium:

U15 Girls – Silver Medal
U19 Girls – Bronze Medal
U15 Boys – 5th
U19 Boys – 5th

Canada was seeded last in their group in all 4 events. Only the top 2 from each group would advance to the knockout stage, and Canada managed to advance in all four events.

The U15 girls reached the finals defying their ranking and meeting the USA for Gold. The USA won the match 3-2 denying Gold for Canada.

Our U19 girls were defeated in the semi-finals by Puerto Rico 3-1, and earning the Bronze medal.

On the boys’ side, our U15 team was defeated in the quarter finals by Peru 3-1 to finish in 5th place.

The U19 boys’ team was defeated by the USA and finishing the team competition in 5th place as well.

For complete results click here:
https://www.ittf.com/tournament/2767/2023%20Pan%20American%20Youth%20Championships/

Photo by Anqi Luo (Team Manager)