Saturday, August 3

Below are recaps of Team USA’s performances for the day. For live scores and results, please click here.

Podium Finishes:

Cycling – Track (2 golds)
The U.S. cycling team added a pair of gold medals on the third day of track cycling competition with Jennifer Valente securing the women’s omnium title and Team USA taking the top podium spot in men’s team pursuit. Valente led the field with 82 points, with Mexico’s Lizbeth Salazar Vazquez taking silver (56) and Cuba’s Arlenis Sierra Canadilla claiming bronze (56).

Earlier in the afternoon, the U.S. men matched the U.S. women’s gold-medal effort from the previous day to complete the American sweep of the team pursuit titles. Facing Colombia in the gold-medal final, the U.S. team of John Croom, Gavin Hoover, Ashton Lambie and Adrian Hegyvary recorded a winning time of 4:00.772 ahead of Colombia (4:05.098). Chile rounded out the top-three spots for bronze.

Diving (1 bronze)
The U.S. duo of Andrew Capobianco and Michael Hixon claimed the bronze medal in men’s synchronized 3-meter springboard with a score of 404.13. Mexico (429.81) and Canada (414.21) finished first and second.

Having qualified for the final in fourth and sixth place, Delaney Schnell and Amelia Magana finished just off the women’s 10-meter platform podium in fourth (354.85) and fifth (349.55) place. Canada’s  Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay swept the top-two spots, while Mexico’s Alejandra Orozco took the bronze medal with a 356.10 total.

Gymnastics – Rhythmic (1 gold, 2 silvers)
Evita Griskenas (75.825) and Camilla Feeley (70.725) won the individual gold and silver all-around medals, while the U.S. group claimed the all-around silver medal in team competition. Having already qualified for the hoop and ball finals, both Griskenas and Feeley today clinched spots for the clubs and ribbon finals – all to be contested Aug. 4-5. Brazil’s Natalia Gaudio fished third in individual all-around with a score of 67.150.

In the group all-around, the U.S. team posted a 45.975, just behind Mexico’s 48.375. Brazil was third at 43.350. The U.S. team of Isabelle Connor, Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Elizaveta Pletneva, Nicole Sladkov and Kristina Sobolevskaya tallied a 23.150 in the 5 balls competition for second in the preliminary rankings to qualify for the final.

Gymnastics competition continues Aug. 4 with trampoline’s qualification round at 11 a.m. CT and event finals in the individual and group rhythmic gymnastics at 4 p.m. CT.

Shooting (2 golds, 1 silver)
On the final day of shooting competition, Team USA added three medals – including a gold from Sandra Uptagrafft in women’s 25-meter pistol – to complete its 20-medal haul at the Pan American Games Lima 2019. Tied with Ecuador’s Diana Durango with 27 points apiece, Uptagrafft prevailed in two thrilling shoot-offs to secure the top podium spot and her third straight Olympic quota spot in as many Pan American Games appearances. Andrea Perez of Ecuador took the bronze medal, while Team USA’s Nathalia Granados rounded out the field in eighth place.

In men’s skeet, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit soldier-athlete Christian Elliott earned the top spot to complete the gold-medal sweep for Team USA in shotgun, with gold medals in all five events and seven medals total. He fired 122/125 to qualify second and would go on to defeat Guatemala’s Juan Schaeffer by two targets in the final. U.S. teammate Phillip Jungman placed fourth. 

Meanwhile, the U.S. duo of Lucas Kozeniesky and Miden Miles took the silver in mixed team 10-meter air rifle with a total score of 498.5 – less than a full point behind the gold medalists from Argentina (499.2). Finishing close behind in fourth place were Tim Sherry and Alison Weisz, who qualified second before falling two spots in the final.

The U.S. shooting team leaves Lima having secured 10 gold, eight silver and two bronze medals, and seven of a possible 10 Olympic quota spots for 2020. Athletes will compete to fill those national quotas in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics in July.

Tennis (1 gold)
The U.S. duo of Usue Arconada and Caroline Dolehide fended off a comeback attempt from Paraguay’s tandem of Veronica Cepede-Royg and Montserrat Gonzalez, 6-0, 6-4, to win gold in women’s doubles. The two Florida natives did not lose a set during the entire tournament. They join a list of previous U.S. Pan Am Games doubles gold-medal winners that includes Arthur Ashe, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver.

Other results:

The U.S. men dropped a 114-75 semifinal decision to Argentina and will face the Dominican Republic in the bronze-medal game at 6 p.m. CT Aug. 4. Trailing 61-36 at the half, the U.S. could never recover and trailed the rest of the game. David Duke led Team USA with16 points, while Andre Reeves added 12 points and six rebounds on the night.

Canoe – Slalom
Team USA completed the qualification heats of men’s and women’s C1 and K1 with four athletes advancing to the semifinals on Aug. 4. Zachary Lokken and Michaela Corcoran each placed within the top-six to advance in men’s and women’s C1, while finished fourth in men’s C1, while Joshua Joseph and Evy Leibfarth remain in contention in men’s and women’s K1. Semifinals competition begins at 9:30 a.m. CT. 

Equestrian – Eventing
The U.S. eventing team maintained its lead heading into the final phase of jumping at the Pan American Games. Each of the four combinations completed the intricate course, with Lynn Symansky and Boyd Martin, producing the only two double-clear efforts of the day. The U.S. currently owns a team score of 91.2, while Brazil moved into second with an overall score of 117.7. Canada currently holds third place with a combined score of 183.7. Three of the four U.S. combinations are currently placed in the top five, while Tamra Smith is currently in 19th. Eventing individual and team competition concludes Aug. 4 with qualification on the line for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Field Hockey
The world No. 24 U.S. men’s team advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating No. 32 Mexico, 5-1, to complete preliminary pool play with a 2-0-1 record. Team USA scored four goals in the second half as four different players registered goals, led by Alberto Montilla who found the back of the net twice. With a projected runner-up finish in Pool B, the U.S. men will face the third-place finisher in Pool A on Aug. 5. Up next, the U.S. women will face No. 63 Cuba in the quarterfinals at 5:15 p.m. CT Aug. 4.

The U.S. was perfect in men’s and women’s singles preliminary pool play, with Jacob BredenbeckKelani LawrenceCharles Pratt and Rhonda Rajsich all earning 2-0 wins over opponents from Peru, Canada, Chile and Canada today. Later in the afternoon, Lawrence and Rajsich combined to defeat Ecuador, 2-0, in women’s doubles, while Pratt teamed with Rocky Carson to record a 2-1 victory over Argentina in men’s doubles. Preliminary play continues Aug. 4.

On the opening day of sailing competition, the U.S. duo of Ian MacDiarmid and Andrew Mollerus finished fourth in the race one of the opening series for men’s skiff 49er. On the women’s side, the U.S. finished third in the first race of the 49erFX series with Stephanie Roble at the helm and Maggie Shea at crew. Men’s and women’s skiff competition continues Aug. 4 with the second race of the opening series. 

Before earning selection to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, U.S. athletes must first qualify the country for representation. Team USA athletes competing in both 49er and 49erFX will be competing for national qualification for the Olympic Games Tokyo in Lima, Peru. The top North American nation in each class will earn a berth to the 2020 Olympics.

Longboarder Cole Robbins and stand-up paddleboard surfer Daniel Hughes advanced to the medal rounds, set for Aug. 4, on a day that saw some of the best surfing conditions yet at these Games. With today's results, Team USA is guaranteed to bring home four medals from Lima, Peru.

Hughes finished with an 11.20 heat total to defeat ISA world champion Luis Diniz of Brazil, who ended with a 6.0 total. Up next, Hughes will face Tamil Martino of Peru in the bronze-medal final at 9:30 a.m. CT

In his qualifying round, Robbins recorded 7.27 and 6.00 wave scores, but it wasn’t enough to catch Peru's Benoit Clemente who finished with an 8.17 and a 7.5. Robbins will take on Julian Schweizer of Uruguay, in the bronze-medal final, at 10:30 a.m. CT.

Volleyball – Indoor
The U.S. men finished sixth overall after dropping a five-set loss to Puerto Rico (22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 15-8). Starting outside hitter Sam Holt led the U.S. with 11 points on eight kills, two blocks and one ace. Starting outside hitter Colton Cowell added 10 points on nine kills and one block. Puerto Rico led in kills (60-58) and aces (8-7), while the U.S. led in blocks (9-6). The U.S. had 33 scoring errors to Puerto Rico’s 27.