The decision as to which team could finalise the set of competitors at the 20-19 Pan American Games came down to the final screenplay in Mexico City, when Canada secured first with it the last ladies ’s place at the Games in Lima, Peru.


With 2 wins each, Canada, Mexico and Chile finished on the same number of points, but Canada came out at the top predicated on goal difference. Mexico finished with the silver medal while Chile clinched bronze ahead of the previous participant in the four-nation event, Guatemala.


Canada’s gold trophy came largely thanks to their decisive win over Chile on day two of the contest. After a loss within their own opener Mexico, 26:29 (11:15), Canada overcome Chile 22:16 (10:10) then took a controlling 26:17 (13:6) success against Guatemala. After their win within Canada, Mexico had added another success for their album — 41:12 (20:6) versus Guatemala — and thereby entered the final match on the same quantity of points since Canada.


Meanwhile, Chile defeated Guatemala 30:22 (15:10) on the very first day of the tournament, March 26. Their loss to Canada meant Chile were in the race for its eligibility place — but they would need a big win on the last day. And really, Chile won the last match however a 29:27 (13:12) success wasn’t enough for either them or Mexico to maneuver Canada on the standing.


Canada thereby rated initially and joined the listing of already qualified participants for its 20-19 Pan American Games: Brazil, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the United States. The Pan American Games will be played Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11, with the handball contest played from July 24 to August 3.




1 – Canada

Two – Mexico

3 – Chile



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