Ridgetown’s von Martels Medals at Pan-Am Games
Chatham-Kent’s first medal of the 2015 Pan-Am Games came courtesy of Ridgetown’s Chris von Martels this past weekend.
The 32-year-old von Martels and the Canadian equestrian team shared the podium on Sunday with a silver medal in the team dressage event.
Chris had a strong showing himself, finishing third overall and first on his silver-medal-winning team. His score of 76.210 is good enough to qualify von Martels for Tuesday’s individual final.
Canada’s equestrian team consists of von Martels, Nova Scotias’s Brittany Fraser, Stoufville, Ontario’s Belinda Trussell and Collingwood’s Megan Lane.