Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pan American Games: All participants confirmed for Toronto 2015

The countries involved in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada have now all been confirmed. This year's Pan American Games marks the second edition of Rugby Sevens in what is arguably the biggest continental sporting event in the Americas. Qualification for the  games was completed today in Mar del Plata, Argentina confirming the eight men's and six women's competitors. The 2015 Pan American Games are to be the seventeenth addition and will occur in July in Canada's largest city. 


On day two of the Seven de Mar del Plata in the Argentine beach resort town both Brazil and Chile qualified for Toronto 2015. They did so by finishing as the top two team's competing in the qualification tournament. Brazil qualified after defeating Peru 26-5 while Chile defeated Paraguay 19-0. Their qualification completes the lineup for Toronto which is to feature eight men's and six women's teams.  

Not involved in the qualification were Argentina, Canada, Uruguay and the United States of America. All four had already qualified for the 2015 Pan American Games as had Mexico and Guyana. In the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico Canada won Gold with Argentine collecting Silver and the USA bronze. 

Also confirmed today were the final two women's competitors at the 2015 Pan American Games. Pre-qualified for the tournament were Canada and the USA while Brazil and Mexico both secured their places at qualification tournaments in 2014. The four countries were joined today by Argentina and Colombia. 

Argentina had a memorable Sunday with wins by scorelines of 17-0, 22-5, and 22-5 against Colombia, Chile and Venezuela respectively. Colombia also qualified by virtue of defeating Venezuela 12-0 and Chile 20-0. With the Colombian women qualifying rugby will have a total of nine different countries represented at Toronto 2015. 

As a result of tournament play in Mar del Plata the confirmed participants in the 2015 Pan American Games are as follows.

Men’s Competitor
Qualified
Canada
Host Nation
Argentina
Pre-qualified
United States
Pre-qualified
Uruguay
2014 South American Games
Guyana
2014 NACRA Sevens
Mexico
2014 NACRA Sevens
Brazil
2014 Seven de Mar del Plata
Chile
2014 Seven de Mar del Plata

Women’s Competitor
Qualified
Canada
Host Nation
United States
Pre-qualified
Brazil
2014 South American Games
Mexico
2014 NACRA Sevens
Argentina
2015 Seven de Mar del Plata
Colombia
2015 Seven de Mar del Plata


1 comment:

  1. You wrote Chile two times. Uruguay qualified through the 2014 South American Games.

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