10/17/2011 10:57 EDT | Updated 12/17/2011 05:12 EST

Canadians Bonikowsky and Kisil capture Pan Am Games rowing bronze medal

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Canadians Sarah Bonikowsky and Sandra Kisil captured a bronze medal in rowing at the Pan American Games.

Kisil, a native of Ancaster, Ont., and Bonikowsky, from Orangeville, Ont., were third in the women's coxless pairs event.

Maria Abalo and Maria Best of Argentina captured the gold medal ahead of Americans Monica George and Megan Smith.