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LCKC athletes part of two podium finishes in Day 3 of Pan American Games at Lake Lanier Olympic Park
Pan Am Championships wrap up Sunday at Lake Lanier Olympic Park
Team USA won bronze in the Senior Men four-person kayak (K4) 1,000 meter event at the Pan American Championships at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday afternoon. Coach Claudiu Ciur, center, is flanked by Aaron Mullican, left, Tim Burdiak, Stanton Collins and Shawn Kaho’okele after the lakeside medal presentation by COPAC president Dr. Cecelia Farias. - photo by Charlotte Atkins
Lake Lanier athletes were in several Pan American Championships finals on Saturday, but it wasn’t until the mid-afternoon senior men four-man kayak (K4) 1,000 meter race that local paddlers stood proudly on the awards podium as the American flag was raised behind them. Winning bronze for Team USA were two Gainesville men, Stanton Collins and Aaron Mullican, who were joined by Shawn Kaho’okele from Hawaii and Tim Burdiak from California, for a time of 3 minutes, 32.96 seconds. For Collins, it was his second Pan Am medal having won gold two years ago in Mexico City in the K2 500.
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