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Canadian women's fours team captures gold medal at Pan American Games

The Canadian team takes part in the Pan Am Games opening ceremony in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Oct. 14, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-COC/Mike Ridewood

Canadian rowers captured a gold medal Wednesday at the Pan American Games.

The women’s K4 team won its 500-metre final.

The squad consists of Kathleen Fraser of Oakville, Ont., Ottawa’s Kristin Gauthier (Ottawa), Alexa Irvin of Kentville, N.S., and Una Lounder of Dartmouth, N.S.

That brought Canada’s medal tally to 76 (22 gold, 25 silver, 29 bronze.