The 2015 Pan American Games take place in Toronto this year from July 10th through 26th, and the action is already hot. Bowling in particular is becoming a more respectable and challenging sport since its recent addition to the Games.
Bringing This Popular Sport to the Next Level
When you think of bowling, what images come to mind? Many people immediately think of fun times with friends, laughing at their mistakes, eating pizza and drinking beer. However, bowling is fast becoming a true athletic pursuit. Bowlers take their games seriously. They practice and compete throughout the year and meticulously prepare for the Pan Am Games.
Look for 28 men and 28 women in the singles bowling events; the doubles include 14 teams for each gender. Athletes hail from the Canadian north to South America’s tip in Argentina and Chile.
The Contenders in Doubles
The top contenders are making their mark on Pan Am Bowling. Top ranked bowlers include:
- Francois Lavoie and Dan McClelland – Canadian team ranked number one in men’s doubles as of July 22nd.
- Clara Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo – Columbian team ranked first in women’s doubles as of July 22nd.
What to Expect in the Upcoming Singles
As the men’s and women’s singles games get started, one thing is certain: there is plenty of bowling talent in Toronto right now. US and Canadian bowlers are possibly the best prepared to win the events, mainly because they’ve lived in countries where bowling is a common pastime.
Time and Place
Men’s and women’s doubles bowling events take place on July 22nd at Planet Bowl in Toronto. Finals for doubles are on the 23rd. At the same location, men’s and women’s singles are happening on July 24thwith finals on the 25th. If you have always wanted to see what great bowlers can do, the 2015 Pan Am Games offer you a fantastic experience and a good time.