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These Synchronized Swimming Pictures Will Make You Love The Sport

07/09/2015 09:47 EDT | Updated 07/09/2016 05:59 EDT
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The Mexican Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO - Canada's Karine Thomas and Jacqueline Simoneau took the early lead in duet synchronized swimming on Thursday at the Pan American Games.

Take a look at these shots of the swimmers at the Games. Story continues below::

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    The Peru Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Mexican team members gesture after competing in the synchronized swimming technical routine event at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Team Brazil performs the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Mexican Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Fiorella Calvo and Natalia Jenkins of Costa Rica perform during the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Canadian Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The United States Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Cuban Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Argentine Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Cuban Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    USA Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Mariya Koroleva and Alison Williams of the United States perform during the synchronized swimming duet technical routine competition at the Pan Am Games Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Toronto. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: Fireworks over the Toronto skyline during opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: Jillian Richardson Briscoe (right) passes the flame to Molly Killingbeck during the Opening Ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at Rogers Centre on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: Donovan Bailey waves to the crowd during the Opening Ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at Rogers Centre on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: BMX riders perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at Rogers Centre on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Dancers perform during the opening ceremonies at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: The Olympic Flag is carried into the stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at Rogers Centre on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Fireworks shoot off from the CN Tower during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from Canada arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from Canada arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from Canada arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from the United States arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from Canada arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Canadian delegation enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from Mexico arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Jamacian team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The delegation from Bahamas arrive during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Costa Rican team enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The Brazil flag bearer enters the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Native dancers perform during the opening ceremonies at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINS (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Royal Canadian mounted police carry the national flag during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The torch is seen near a Canadian national flag as Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: Faith Zacharias stands with the torch during the Opening Ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at Rogers Centre on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON - JULY 10: Donovan Bailey is lowered with the torch during the Opening Ceremony for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games at Rogers Centre on July 10, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Artists perform with the offical mascot, Pachi (R), during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/OMAR TORRES (Photo credit should read OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Fireworks shoot off from the CN Tower during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Members of Brazil's synchronized swimming team perform during technical routine competition for the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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    Members of Argentina's synchronized swimming team perform during technical routine competition for the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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    Canada's Monika Eggens swims with the ball during a water polo match against Puerto Rico at the Pan Am Games in Markham, Ontario, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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    Puerto Rico's Amanda Ortiz Irizarry, right, looks to pass against Canada's Emma Wright during a water polo match at the Pan Am Games in Markham, Ontario, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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    Brazilian Synchronized Swimmers celebrate after competing during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Canadian team members gesture after competing in the synchronized swimming technical routine event at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Mexican team members gesture after competing in the synchronized swimming technical routine event at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Team Brazil performs the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    USA Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Canadian Synchronized Swimmers compete during the Team Technical Routine at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Team Brazil performs the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Team USA performs the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Team Brazil performs the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A synchronized platform diving team practices during a training session at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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    Argentina goalkeeper Diego Malnero blocks a shot by Ecuador during a water polo match at the Pan Am Games, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Markham, Ontario. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Cuban Synchronized Swimmers Cristy Alfonso and Melissa Alonso compete in the Duet Technical Routine during the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, on July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Estefania Alvarez and Monica Arango of Columbia perform during the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Luisa Borges and Maria Eduarda de Souza of Brazil perform during the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015 . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Karem Achach and Nuria Diosdado of Mexico perform during the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas of Canada perform during the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Jacqueline Simoneau and Karine Thomas of Canada perform during the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical Routine during the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto July 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Workers erect giant letters spelling out Toronto in Nathan Phillips Square as they prepare for the Pan Am Games, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. The 2015 Pan Am Games officially open in Toronto on July 10.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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    Colombia's Yosimar Calvo performs the floor exercise during an artistic gymnastics training session at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The Canadians earned 88.0881 points in the technical routine, putting them ahead of Mexico (84.4133) and the United States (82.5209).

Canada also leads after the technical routine for team synchronized swimming, earning 87.9094 points.

Mexico sits in second place (87.6740) while the Americans are in third (82.6018).

Both event's finals will begin Saturday morning.

In men's water polo, Kevin Graham and Justin Boyd each scored five times as Canada hammered Venezuela 16-2 in preliminary play.

Nicolas Bicari added a pair of goals for Canada (1-1-0) while Constantine Kudaba, Alec Taschereau, John Conway and Jared McElroy scored the others.

Also in men's round-robin play, Brazil toppled Mexico 22-9 to remain perfect while Argentina and Cuba played to a 7-7 draw.

Brazil (3-0) sits atop Group B, Canada is in second, followed by Mexico (0-1-1) and Venezuela (0-2-1).

The United States (2-0-0) leads Group A, Argentina (1-0-1) is next while Cuba (0-1-1) and Ecuador (0-2-0) are third and fourth, respectively.

On the women's side, Christine Robinson had four goals and Joelle Bekhazi added three of her own as Canada downed Puerto Rico 19-5.

Stephanie Valin, Dominique Perreault, Monika Eggens, Emma Wright and Katie Monton each added a pair of goals for Canada (2-0-1) as Krystina Alogbo and Carmen Eggens had a goal apiece.

In the other women's preliminary matches, Brazil smashed Venezuela 18-1 and Cuba beat Argentina 10-3.

The Canadians lead Group B, followed by Brazil (1-0-1), Puerto Rico (0-1-1) and Venezuela (0-2-1).

Group A is currently being lead by the U.S. (2-0-0). Cuba (1-1-0) and Argentina (1-1-0) are tied for second while Mexico (0-2-0) is in last place.

Group play will continue on Saturday when Canada's men's squad faces Mexico (0-1-1).


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