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TORONTO Derrick Henry Camo Jersey , July 17 (Xinhua) -- At the end of the first week of Toronto 2015 Pan American Games competition, Canada has tallied 110 medals including 45 golds, beating the United States to second at 114 in total and 40 golds.

The host added seven more golds on Friday. In the pool, Emily Overholt of West Vancouver took a gold in the 400-meter freestyle, one night after a disqualification took away the first place from her in the 400 individual medley.

Overholt finished the freestyle race in a Pan Am record time of 4:08.42. Venezuela's Andreina Pinto earned silver in 4:08.67 while American Gillian Ryan placed third in 4:09.46.

Shortly after Overholt's win, Victoria's Ryan Cochrane cruised to gold in the men's 400 freestyle by a margin of over a second. Cochrane also set a Pan Am record in finishing the race in 3:48.29.

The Canadians continued their impressive showing in track cycling, adding to the medal haul with a gold in the women's pursuit and a gold in the women's keirin final.h The team of Calgary's Allison Beveridge, Vancouver's Laura Brown, Jasmin Glaesser, of Coquitlam, B.C., and Kirsti Lay, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, finished the race in a Pan Am record time of four minutes 19.664 seconds in the final to edge the United States.

The U.S. earned the silver in 4:26.426 while Mexico beat out Colombia to capture the bronze medal.

Calgary's Monique Sullivan held off hard-charging Cuban Lisandra Guerra to capture the women's keirin final, winning by roughly one tire length. Colombia's Juliana Gaviria Rendon captured the bronze.

In women's wrestling, Canadian Braxton Stone defeated Cuba's Katerina Vidiaux 7-3 to win gold in 63-kilogram freestyle and Montreal's Dori Yeats took gold in the 69-kg freestyle with a win over Venezuela's Maria Acosta.

Canada also took home a gold in men's team squash. Earlier in the day, Canadian Michel Dion won bronze in the men's 50-meter rifle prone, Brazil's Cassio Rippel took gold while American Michael McPhail placed second.

Meanwhile, four athletes - three baseball players and a weightlifter - have been thrown out of the Pan Am Games for doping infractions but not the swimmer whose banishment would benefit Canada's medal total.

Mexican weightlifter Cynthya Vanessa Dominguez, Colombian baseball player Javier Jesus Ortiz Anguol and Puerto Rican baseball player Nelson Gomez were banned for using un-named anabolic steroids while baseball player Mario Mercedes Castillo of Dominican Republic was tossed for using a banned stimulant.

Athletes have 48 hours to defend themselves after their A-sample is tested before a B-sample is examined.

On Thursday night, Peruvian swimmer Mauricio Fiol - who, two days before, stood on the podium as silver medallist in men's 200-meter butterfly - said he has been disqualified and banned from the Games after testing positive for stanozolol.

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