TORONTO, Ont. – Unable to break up the point runs coming from the American half of the court, former Mustang Alex Bruce and her Team Canada partner fell to the USA in three games (9-21, 23-21, 12-21) at the Pan Am badminton mixed doubles gold medal match on July 16.
The first and third games were characterized by the Americans taking control of the pace, ending games quickly and with big leads.
However, the second game allowed Bruce and Tony Ng to prove their endurance and athletic prowess. Coming back from a 12 point deficit, the duo managed to push the second game to 16 minutes – more than the other two combined – and push the match into a third game.
The Canadian duo will take home a silver medal for their efforts.
Source: Western Mustangs