Sunday, August 4Team USA's Joshua Joseph competes in the men's kayak K1 semifinal. Photo is blurs the water into a half-pipe but captures Joseph crisply, mid-paddle, in the upper right.

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

Podium Finishes:

Basketball (1 bronze)
After falling to Argentina in the semifinal on Aug. 3, the U.S. men’s basketball team rebounded to defeat the Dominican Republic and earn the bronze medal. Tied 20-20 after the first quarter, Team USA trailed 36-38 at the end of the second half. The deficit grew to 65-60 at the end of the third quarter, but the final 10 minutes of the game saw a change in momentum. In a blockbuster fourth quarter, Team USA scored 32 points to the Dominican Republic’s 18, gaining the lead two minutes in and maintaining it to the final whistle. Alpha Diallo and Collin Gillespie combined for 47 points in the game – including 15 in the final quarter – to help lead Team USA to the 92-83 victory and bronze medal.

Canoe/Kayak (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
Team USA’s Zachary Lokken earned gold in the canoe (C1) men’s race, edging out Argentina’s Sebastian Rossi by just 0.14 seconds for the top spot on the podium. Brazil’s Felipe Borges rounded out the podium 0.73 seconds behind Lokken for the bronze medal. Earlier in the day, Lokke had finished the semifinal with a time of 92.53, 0.79 seconds behind Rossi to qualify for the final. Lokken improved upon his semifinal time in the final, finishing in 90.66 seconds to best the field.

Continuing Team USA’s canoeing success, Michaela Corcoran claimed the bronze medal in the women’s canoe (C1) race. Competing in the semifinal this morning, Corcoran finished third behind Brazil’s Ana Satila and Canada’s Lois Betteridge to earn her spot in the final. In the final, the pattern repeated, with Satila finishing first in 95.35 seconds, Betteridge taking silver with 102.95 seconds and Corcoran earning third with 107.73 seconds.

Evy Leibfarth took home the third American canoe/kayak medal of the day, earning the gold medal in the kayak (K1) women’s race. In the semifinal, Liebfarth bested the field with a time of 97.02 seconds to advance. Less than two hours later, Leibfarth dropped 3.32 seconds off her time in the final, finishing in 93.70 seconds. The American finished a full ten seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Argentina’s Nadia Riquelme (103.70) and 18.5 seconds ahead of the bronze medalist, Sofia Reinoso (112.20).

In the men’s kayak (K1) race, American Joshua Joseph finished just off the podium in fourth place. While his race time was the third-fastest of the final, two penalty seconds put his total time to 88.53 seconds, just behind Canada’s Keenan Simpson (88.45).

Joseph found redemption as Team USA continued its canoe/kayak medal haul with a double-silver in extreme slalom. Joseph earned the silver medal in the men’s extreme slalom (K1) race, finishing behind Brazil’s Pedro Goncalves and edging out Canada’s Keenan Simpson for the second-place spot. Earlier in the afternoon, Joseph qualified for the final by earning second in his semifinal behind Argentina’s Matias Contreras, who finished fourth in the final.

After grabbing gold in the kayak slalom event earlier in the day, Leibfarth was back for the women’s extreme slalom (K1) final – and found the podium once again. Leibfarth earned the silver medal in the race, finishing second behind Brazil’s Ana Satila.

Cycling – Track (1 gold, 1 silver)
In the Pan American debut of the madison event, the U.S. women’s duo of Kim Geist and Christina Birch earned the top spot on the podium, finishing with 46 points to clinch the gold medal. Canada took silver and Mexico earned bronze to round out the podium.

The U.S. men also earned a podium finish in the madison, slinging themselves to the silver medal. Gavin Hoover and Adrian Hegyvary teamed up to earn 85 points, three behind first-place Chile. Colombia finished third with 61 points.

Diving (1 bronze)
The U.S. diving duo of Amelia Magana and Delaney Schnell took home the bronze medal in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform event. Though losing a few points on a mistake in the fourth round, Magana and Schnell flipped and twisted their way to the podium with a five-dive total of 281.10 points, almost 20 points ahead of the fourth-place team, Cuba (160.70 points). Canada finished first for the gold medal and Mexico finished second for silver.

In the men’s 3-meter springboard individual final, Team USA’s Andrew Capobianco took sixth with 431.85 points, 36.25 points behind the first-place finisher, Colombia’s Daniel Restrepo. Teammate Michael Hixon’s first dive earned him second place for the round, but a mistake on his second dive saw him dip in the rankings. Hixon would go on to finish 11th overall with 358.95 points.

In the preliminary competition for the women’s 3-meter springboard, both Americans qualified for a chance at the podium. Brooke Schultz finished third with a total of 313.75 points over five dives. Teammate Sarah Bacon finished just behind Schultz, placing fourth with a total of 305.10 points over five dives. The two divers will compete in the finals on Aug. 5.

Equestrian (2 golds, 1 silver)
In the final day of eventing competition, Boyd Martin on Tsetserleg clinched the gold medal and Lynn Symansky aboard RF Cool Play earned the silver medal. With strong finishes across the dressage and cross-country events, earning clear rounds in the jumping final gave Team USA the 1-2 finish.

The strong individual finishes for the U.S. also helped Team USA clinch the team gold in eventing and qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The U.S. eventing team earned the top spot with a score of 91.2, with Brazil (122.1) taking silver and Canada (183.7) taking bronze.

Gymnastics – Rhythmic (2 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes)
American artistic gymnasts earned five podium finishes across the day’s three events. Evita Griskenas earned the gold medal in the individual hoop and individual balls finals. Fellow Team USA athlete Camilla Feeley joined Griskenas on the medal stand, earning the bronze medal in both events.

In the hoop final, Griskenas wowed the audience with the most difficult hoop routine of the competition, earning a score of 19.800 points to earn the top spot on the podium. Canada’s Katherine Uchida finished second with 18.150 points, and Feeley finished third with 17.700 points.

In the ball final, Griskenas again led the competition in difficult points, earning a total score of 18.900 points to take the gold medal. Canada’s Uchida took silver with 18.150 points, edging out Feeley, who took bronze with 18.150 points.

In the group five balls final, the U.S. team of Isabelle Connor, Yalyzaveta Merenzon, Elizaveta Platneva, Nicole Sladkov and Kristina Sobolevskaya clinched the silver medal with 24.100 points. Mexico took home the gold medal with 24.400 points, and Brazil finished third with 22.500 points.

Surfing (2 bronzes)
In SUP surfing, American Daniel Hughes earned the bronze medal after six rounds of competition. After winning his first two rounds earlier in the week, Hughes fell to Peru’s Tamil Martino in the third rounds to be sent to the repechage rounds for another chance at the podium. The American won both of his repechage rounds to advance to the bronze medal competition, once again facing Martino. While Martino won the round to advance to the final – where he would go on to win gold – Hughes’ strong performance to advance through the tournament earned him the third spot on the podium.

Team USA’s Cole Robbins also clinched a bronze medal in surfing, taking third in the men’s longboard competition. After winning three rounds earlier this week, Robbins fell to Peru’s Benoit Clemente in the fourth round to head to the bronze-medal competition. In the round, Robbins fell to Uruguay’s Julian Schweizer, earning 12.50 points to Schweizer’s 15.10. The result meant Robbins missed out on the final but still took home the bronze medal, with Clemente earning gold and Schweizer clinching the silver medal.

Swimming – Open Water (1 bronze)
Open-water swimmer Taylor Abbott clinched the bronze medal in the men’s 10-kilometer event, finishing in 1:54:02.7 to finish third. Ranking 10th after the sixth lap, Abbott steadily improved his placement over the next four laps to earn the podium spot. Abbott finished 16 seconds behind the first-place finisher, Esteban Enderica (1:53:46.7) and less than three seconds behind the silver medalist, Argentina’s Guillermo Bertola. Fellow U.S. swimmer T.C. Smith finished 11th with a time of 1:57:27.6.

On the women’s side, both Americans earned top-10 finishes in the open water 10K final. Kathryn Campbell had several strong laps – including a first-place ranking on the fourth and sixth laps – to finish fifth with a time of 2:01:57.5, just over a minute behind the first-place finisher, Brazil’s Ana De Jesus Soarez. Teammate Rebecca Mann finished 10th with a time of 2:04:47.0.

Tennis (1 silver)
After winning the women’s doubles gold medal on the day before, Caroline Dolehide returned to the court in in women’s singles, taking home the silver medal. After going undefeated throughout the first four rounds of the tournament, Dolehide fell to Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the final, 2-1. Dolehide won the first set, 6-2, but dropped the second set 3-6. In the final set, Podoroska clinched the gold medal with a 7-6 win. Dolehide finished second with the silver medal, while Paragua’s Veronica Cepede-Royg took third in the bronze-medal match.

Other results:

Basque Pelota
In men’s doubles frontenis qualification, the U.S. duo of Omar Espinosa and Salvador Espinoza fell to Mexico’s Josue Lopez and Luis Molina in two games, 15-13 and 15-5. Team USA faced Mexico again in men’s doubles fronton leather ball qualification. The U.S. pair of Agusti Brugues and Jose Huarte were defeated by Mexico’s Rodrigo Ledesma and Miguel Urrutia in two games, 15-7 and 15-5. In the men’s individual fronton rubber ball qualification, American Rolando Rejeda fell to Braian Ramirez Mesa in two games, 15-4 and 15-4. Basque pelota qualification competitions continue Aug. 5.

Field Hockey
Mackenzie Allessie and Danielle Grega scored two goals apiece to lead the U.S. women’s field hockey team to a quarterfinal win against Cuba. After leading 3-0 at the half, Team USA had a monumental third quarter, scoring five unanswered goals. The team scored again in the fourth quarter to finish the game 9-0. With this victory, the team advanced to the semifinals, where they will face Chile on Aug. 6.

Gymnastics – Trampoline
Jeffrey Gluckstein
and Ruben Padilla finished the qualification event for men’s trampoline ranked first and second to advance to the final. Gluckstein finished his first routine with 49.315 points in second place, but a field-best second routine earned him 56.605 points to put him in first. For Padilla, consistency was key as his two third-ranked routines (49.310 and 56.365) were enough to finish second overall going into the final, which takes place Aug 5.

On the women’s side, both Americans also qualified for the final. Jessica Stevens finished fifth with a total of 98.750 points for her two routines, and Nicole Ahsinger finished sixth with a total of 97.000 points for her two routines. With the top eight advancing, Stevens and Ahsinger comfortably advanced to the final, which takes place on Aug. 5.

Kelani Lawrence played her third game in the preliminary pool of the women’s singles tournament, earning the win against Costa Rica’s Maricruz Ortiz in two games, 15-13 and 15-3. With the victory, Lawrence improves her record to 2-1 in the preliminary round.

Team USA’s Jacob Bredenbeck also found success on the court today, defeating Guam’s Edwin Galicia. Bredenbeck earned the victory in two games, 15-12 and 15-2, to bring his record in men’s singles preliminary pool play to 3-0.

Fellow American Charles Pratt also earned a victory in the men’s singles tournament, winning via walkover as his opponent, Argentina’s Shalom Manzuri, did not start. His record also increases to 2-1 in pool play.

In doubles play, Pratt saw more action – and another victory – as he and teammate Rocky Carson defeated Guam in two games, 15-6 and 15-11. With the victory, the U.S. men’s duo earned a 3-0 record in pool play and advanced to the round of 16, which begins Aug. 5. In women’s doubles, Lawrence and teammate Rhonda Rajsich fell to Mexico in two games. The team is now 1-1 in pool play. 

Several events were postponed on the second day of sailing, but several competitions – including the first four windsurfing races – went ahead nonetheless.

After the first two races of the men’s windsurfer opening series, Team USA’s Pedro Pascal is tied for first with Argentina’s Bautista Saubidet. Edging out Saubidet in the first race, Pascal then took second to Saubidet in race No. 2, as both men earned three points for the day. On the women’s side, American Farrah Hall had a tough start to her series, earning nine points in the first race for an on-course-side violation. Hall’s second race of the day saw her finish fourth, earning four points. Her 13-point total for the day puts her in seventh place.

Three American teams also competed across team sailing events. After two races in the mixed multihull opening series, the U.S. duo of Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis sits in fifth place with 11 points after finishing eighth in the first race and improving to finish third in the second race. The team of Dennis Dieball, Ian Jones and Jody Swanson finished second in the first race of the mixed three-person dinghy opening series for two points, while the duo of Ernesto Rodriguez and Hallie Schiffman finished first in the first race of the mixed two-person dingy opening series, gaining one point.

Weather permitting, sailing athletes will compete again on Aug. 5.

The U.S. women’s team defeated Mexico in its first game of the preliminary round. Team USA scored nine unanswered runs to claim the 9-0 victory. The team will look to build on this momentum as they face Puerto Rico on Aug. 5. 

Table Tennis
Team USA’s three table tennis doubles teams all kicked off tournament play. In mixed doubles, the American pair of Kanak Jha and Yue Wu earned a bye in the 1/8 final to advance to the quarterfinals. Facing the Dominican Republic’s Yasiris Ortiz and Jiaji Wu, the American pair dropped the first game before regaining momentum with three consecutive game wins. After narrowly losing the fifth game, 11-13, Jha and Wu clinched the 4-2 victory with an 11-9 win in game six. The team advanced to the semifinal round and will face Canada on Aug. 5.

Team USA’s Wu competed an hour later in the women’s doubles event, joining forces with Lily Zhang. After gaining a bye in the 1/8 final, the duo faced Mexico’s Clio Barcenas and Yadira Silva in the quarterfinals. Wu and Zhang made quick work of the match, winning in four straight games to advance to the quarterfinal, where they will face Canada on Aug. 5.

On the men’s side, the duo of Nikhil Kumar and Nicholas Tio earned the 4-3 victory against Ecuador in the 1/8 final to advance to the quarterfinals, but fell in the next match to Argentina, 4-2.

Team Handball
Led by Sam Hoddersen, who earned nine points, the U.S. men defeated Peru in today’s tournament placement match. Team USA had a strong first-half performance, ending the first 30 minutes with a 13-7 lead. The lead was key to the game, as both teams would go on to earn nine points each, ending the game 22-16. The team will compete again on Aug. 5 in the fifth-sixth placement match to determine its final tournament ranking.

Track and Field
In the women’s 20-kilometer walk final, Robyn Stevens finished 12th with a time of 1:40:29, 12:26 behind the first-place finisher, Colombia’s Sandra Arenas Campuzano. Miranda Melville also competed but did not finish.

Water Polo
The U.S. women’s water polo team earned a decisive victory over Puerto Rico in its opening game of the tournament. Team USA scored 15 unanswered goals before Puerto Rico earned a point over halfway into the third quarter. The lopsided scoring continued, with the 32-minute game ending 23-3. Stephanie Haralabidis led Team USA in scoring for the game, scoring six goals on her six shots. The team continues preliminary group play against Brazil on Aug. 5.

Continuing the success for the day, the U.S. men also earned a commanding victory in their first game of preliminary group play. Ben Hallock opened the scoring 50 seconds into the game against Cuba, and Team USA maintained its lead throughout the rest of the 32-minute game. Led by Alex Bowen, who scored five goals, the U.S. men’s water polo team defeated Cuba with a final score of 21-6. The team continues preliminary group play against Canada on Aug. 5.