Brittney Tam sealed victory for Canada's women ©Getty Images

Canada successfully defended both titles on finals day at the Badminton Pan Am Male and Female Cup in Salvador.

The country's women brushed aside United States 3-0 in the Brazilian city, with the men beating Mexico 3-1.

Both sides were the top seeds at the Centro Pan-Americano de Judô venue as they reclaimed the crowns they won in Trinidad and Tobago in 2018.

Victory means the men have qualified for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thomas Cup, while the women will contest the BWF Uber Cup.

Four-time Pan American Games champion Michelle Li got the Canadian women off and running by beating American Natalie Chi 21-12, 21-6.

A doubles rubber followed which was won 21-15, 22-20 by Catherine Choi and Wen Yu Zhang over Kuei-Ya Chen and Chinue De La Merced.

Brittney Tam then wrapped up the final by beating Esther Shi 21-11, 21-16.

Jason Anthony Ho-Shue was part of the victorious Canadian men's line-up ©Getty Images
Jason Anthony Ho-Shue was part of the victorious Canadian men's line-up ©Getty Images

In the men's final, Jason Anthony Ho-Shue put Canada in charge by beating Mexico's Lino Munoz 21-7, 22-20.

Brian Yang moved his country to the brink with a 21-14, 21-19 success over Job Castillo but Luis Navarro gave Mexico hope by coming from behind to beat Antonio Li, 16-21, 21-19, 21-17.

Yang returned to settle the final as he teamed with Joshua Hurlburt-Yu to beat Castillo and Munoz 22-20, 21-16 in the doubles.

Last week, the Falkland Islands made a formal complaint against Argentina after claiming the country put pressure on them to withdraw from the women's event.