US, Canada and Brazil top medal tables at PanAm youth championships

CANCUN, Mexico (March 8) – The United States, Canada and Brazil topped the medal tables at the Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships in Cancun, Mexico last weekend.

A total of 435 fencers took part in the championships, which ran February 27-March 4 and featured 189 cadets 246 juniors. Twenty-one national federations were represented in all competitions.

The event was held at the Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun. Organizers noted the young fencers put on a great show, with sizable crowds cheering them on.

The final standings showed the United States took home 22 medals, with eight gold, six silver and eight bronze. Canada was just two medals behind, with four gold, seven silver and nine bronze; while the host nation for this summer’s Olympic Games, Brazil, also scored four gold, with one bronze.

As for other nations, there was a notable victory for Venezuela in the men’s team epee, while Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico also picked up medals.

For more details on the event including a full rundown of the medalists and the medal tables, click here.

Every continent is hosting its cadet and junior championships, culminating in the world cadet and junior championships in Bourges, France, on April 1-10.

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