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By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the seventeenth Pan-American Games drew to a close in Toronto on Sunday, July 26th, Brazil was celebrating finishing third in the medal tables, with 141 medals in total and some promising young stars having taken to the podium.

Canada, the host country, benefited from a home advantage, winning 217 medals compared to 119 at the last Pan-Am Games but came in second behind the United States (265 medals). Brazil Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?