07/13/2015 09:18 EDT | Updated 07/13/2016 05:59 EDT

Canada's Kelita Zupancic grabs gold in women's judo

Canada's Kelita Zupancic took down Cuba's Onix Cortes in the women's 70 kg judo final Monday night for the host nation's first gold medal in the sport at the 2015 Pan Am Games. 

The 25-year-old from Whitby, Ont., is the country's top-ranked female judoka and tied for ninth place at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Her teammate Stéfanie Tremblay earned a silver medal Monday night in the women's 63 kg division after losing to Ecuador's Estefania Garcia in the final.

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