Whitehouse rolls to his second silver medal


Kyle Whitehouse of St. Catharines won his second medal during Day 4 of track and field events at the Parapan American Games in Mexico on Wednesday (Nov.16).

In total, Canada come away with six more medals in athletics, bringing the total to 13 (seven silver and six bronze).

Whitehouse captured his second medal of the games when he won the silver medal in the men’s T38 200-metres final in a personal best time of 24.37 seconds. Happy with the medal, the race itself was not to his expectations.

“I know I could have caught him… I don’t know why I slowed down, I could have beaten him.”

Brazil’s Edson Pinheiro won the gold medal in 24.03 seconds. Kyle won silver in the 100-metres final on Monday.

Virginia McLachlan of Windsor captured her second medal of the games in the women’s T37 classification 100-metres final, in only his first year of competition; Shayne Dobson of Campbellton, N.B., captured a bronze medal in new Canadian record time of 2:19.06 in the men’s T37 800-metres final. If that isn’t memorable enough Thursday was his 20th birthday. “

Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Cody Boast both of Ottawa raced to silver in the men’s visually impaired 1500-metres final in 4:20.17 .

Christy Campbell of Kitchener, Ont., stopped the clock at 23.05 seconds to capture the bronze medal in the women’s T34 100-metres final.

In the men’s F44 Javelin Alister McQueen of Calgary, Alta., captured bronze with a mark of 44.02-metres.