Tuesday, August 6While competing in the men's discuss final, Reggie Jagers faces away from the camera, holding his discus as he spins.

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

Podium Finishes:

Fencing (2 golds, 1 bronze)
In men’s individual foil, Gerek Meinhardt topped his competition to claim the gold medal. The American fencer went 5-0 in his preliminary pool bouts to earn a bye in the table of 16 and advance directly to the quarterfinal round. In his quarterfinal bout, Meinhardt bested Argentina’s Augusto Servello, 15-8. He continued his success with a 15-7 semifinal win against Canada’s Maximilien Van Haaster. In the gold-medal bout, Meinhardt continued his undefeated day with a 15-11 win against Chile’s Gustavo Alarcon Sirriya.

Fellow American Race Imboden joined Mienhardt on the men’s individual foil podium, earning bronze. To start the day, Imboden went 4-1 in his preliminary pool bouts to advance to the table of 16, where he defeated Puerto Rico’s Sebastian Tirado Flores, 15-11, to advance. In his quarterfinal bout, Imboden earned the victory over Canada’s Eli Schenkel, 15-5. The U.S. fencer met his match in his semifinal bout, falling to Chile’s Sirriya, 13-15, to finish tied for third.

In women’s individual sabre, Eliza Stone went undefeated for the day to claim the gold medal.  After earning a 5-0 record in her preliminary pool bouts, Stone earned a bye for the table of 16 to advance directly to the quarterfinal round. Stone defeated Argentina’s Maria Perroni, 15-5, in her quarterfinal bout and handed Canada’s Gabrielle Page a 10-15 defeat in the semifinal to clinch her spot in the gold-medal bout. In the final, Stone bested Argentina’s Maria Perez Maurice, 15-13, for the top spot on the podium.

Chloe Fox-Gitomer also competed in the women’s individual sabre event. After earning two wins in her preliminary bouts, Fox-Gitomer advanced to the Table of 16. The Team USA athlete fell to Argentina’s Perez Maurice – the eventual silver medalist in the event – with a score of 13-15 and did not advance. 

Racquetball (2 bronzes)
The U.S. pair of Rocky Carson and Charles Pratt earned the bronze medal in men’s doubles after advancing to the semifinals. The Americans faced Colombia in the quarterfinals, besting Sebastian Franco and Mario Mercado with a 2-1 win to earn a spot in the semifinals. In their second match of the day, the U.S. duo fell to Mexico to miss out on the final, but the advancement to the semifinal was nonetheless enough to earn them a spot on the podium.

On the women’s side, a similar pattern also for the U.S. as Kelani Lawrence and Rhonda Rajsich also earned bronze. The duo earned a 2-0 victory against Bolivia in the quarterfinals before facing Mexico in the semifinal. While the pair fell to Mexico, 2-0, the American pair still earned the spot on the podium for a strong performance through the tournament.

Swimming (3 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes)
Twelve American athletes competed across the day’s six individual events to earn six podium spots. Every one of the dozen U.S. swimmers advanced from their heat to their event final, with half of the them finishing first in their heat.

In the men’s 400-meter freestyle final, Andrew Abruzzo claimed the gold medal with a time of 3:48.41, while fellow Team USA athletes Chris Wieser finished just off the podium in fourth with a time of 3:50.39. On the women’s side, Mariah Denigan finished fourth (4:12.05) and Becca Mann finished eighth (4:15.51) in the final.

In the 100-meter breaststroke event, American Annie Lazor clinched the nation’s second swimming gold medal of the day with a time of 1:06.94 in the women’s race. Molly Hannis also competed in the event, placing sixth with a time of 1:08.32. On the men’s side, Team USA’s Cody Miller (59.57) and Kevin Cordes (1:00.27) went 2-3 to earn the silver and bronze medals behind Brazil’s Joao Gomes Junior (59.51).

Meghan Small continued Team USA’s podium presence with a bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter butterfly, finishing in 2:12.51 for third place, while her teammate Sarah Gibson finished fifth with a time of 2:13.08. Sam Pomajevich maintained the momentum with a second-place finish (1:57.35) in the men’s 200-meter butterfly final to earn the silver medal as teammate Tom Shields finished eighth (2:06.65).

U.S. athletes also found success in both of the day’s team events. The women’s 4x100-meter freestyle team – consisting of Margo Geer, Lia Neal, Claire Rasmus and Kendyl Stewart – earned the gold medal, finishing first with a time of 3:39.59. The men’s 4x100-meter freestyle team – consisting of Nathan Adrian, Michael Chadwick, Grant House and Drew Kibler – also claimed a spot on the podium, finishing second with a time of 3:14.94 to earn the silver medal behind Brazil.

Table Tennis (1 silver)

Yue Wu
and Lily Zhang earned the silver medal in women’s doubles. Team USA faced Puerto Rico in the final, where the match required seven games to crown a victor. While Puerto Rico ultimately claimed the win, 4-3, Wu and Zhang nonetheless earned the second spot on the podium for their strong performance throughout the tournament.

In men’s singles, Kanak Jha will compete for a shot at the podium on Aug. 7 after winning both his matches. In the 1/8 final, Jha bested Argentina’s Gaston Alto, 4-1, to advance to the afternoon’s quarterfinals. Keeping the momentum going, Jha again claimed a 4-1, defeating Ecuador’s Alberto Mino to claim a spot in the semifinal.

On the women’s side, Wu also claimed a spot in the singles semifinal. Wu edged out Brazil’s Jessica Yamada, 4-3, in the 1/8 final before earning a decisive 4-0 victory in her quarterfinal match against Chile’s Paulina Vega to earn a shot at the podium on Aug. 7. Wu’s double partner, Zhang, won her women’s singles 1/8 final match against Cuba’s Idalys Lovet, 4-0, but fell in the quarterfinals against Brazil’s Bruna Takahashi in a close 4-3 game and did not advance.

Nikhil Kumar also competed in the men’s singles 1/8 final, but fell to Mexico’s Marcos Madrid, 4-2, in a tight back-and-forth match and did not advance.

Track and Field (1 silver, 1 bronze)
Keturah Orji jumped 6.66 meters to claim the silver medal in women’s long jump. Chantel Malone of the British Virgin Islands edged out Orji by just 0.02 meters, jumping 6.68 meters for the gold medal. Jamaica’s Tissanna Hickling (6.59 meters) rounded out the podium in third place. Team USA’s Aliyah Whisby also competed in the event, finishing eighth with a 6.36-meter jump.

Reggie Jagers III earned the bronze medal in men’s discus, throwing 64.48 meters in his second attempt. Jagers finished third behind the Jamaican 1-2 duo of Fredrick Dacres and Travis Smikle. Brian Williams II also competed for the U.S. but ended competition with no mark. In the women’s event, Team USA’s Whitney Ashley threw 60.27 meters for fifth place, while fellow American Kelsey Card threw 58.94 meters for eighth place.

In the women’s 10,000-meter event, Team USA’s Elaina Tabb finished just off the podium, earning fourth with a time of 32:24.37. Sarah Pagano also competed in the event, finishing sixth with a time of 32:48.04. Meanwhile, in the men’s 5000-meter final, Josef Tessema finished eighth with a time of 14:00.19 and teammate Tyler Day finished 10th with a time of 14:01.13.

After the first day of the decathlon, Nathan Hite sits in seventh place with 3903 points across five events. Canada’s Damian Warner currently holds the top spot with 4499 points. The field competes in the last five events throughout Aug. 7, with the victor crowned after the 1500-meter event.

With strong performances in semifinal heats, six American athletes advanced to their event’s finals. Team USA’s Amere Lattin finished first in his semifinal heat of the men’s 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 49.75 seconds, while teammate Norman Grimes finished fourth in his heat with a time of 50.04 seconds. On the women’s side, Anna Cockrell finished the event with a time of 56.04 seconds. All three will advance to their respective final on Aug. 8. Cravon Gillespie (10.32 seconds) and Michael Rodgers (10.29 seconds) both finished second in their heats of the men’s 100-meter semifinal to advance to the final on Aug. 7. Twanisha Terry will compete on the same day after finishing third in her heat of the women’s 100-meter semifinal, crossing the finish line in 11.59 seconds to qualify by time for the final. Youth Olympian Athing Mu competed in the semifinals of the women’s 800-meter event, finishing with a time of 2:07.30, but did not advance.

Other Results:

The U.S. women’s team kicked off its preliminary round play with a win against Argentina. Team USA led, 23-16, after the first quarter, but the score evened out in the second 10 minutes and Argentina took a 34-33 lead going into halftime. Led by Chennedy Carter, who earned 14 points in her 22 minutes on the court, the U.S. women were able to overtake their opponents with a strong second half to won the game, 70-62.

Basque Pelota
In the men’s doubles frontenis event, the U.S. duo of Omar Espinoza and Salvador Espinoza defeated Chile, 2-0. The victory earned the pair a qualification match record to 2-1 with one qualification match left. Salvador Espinoza competed again in the afternoon, falling to Peru’s Cristopher Martinez, 2-0, in the men’s individual Peruvian fronton event. The American now has a 1-1 record in qualification matches. In men’s individual fronton rubber ball qualification, Team USA’s Rolando Tejeda fell to Venezuela’s Jaime Vera, 1-2. Basque pelota qualifying competitions continue Aug. 7.

All four Americans on the U.S. jumping team finished the first individual qualifier in the top eight. Beezie Madden finished first on Breitling LS, Alex Granato sits in third aboard Carlchen W, Eve Jobs ranks sixth with Venue D’Fees Des Hazalles and Lucy Deslauriers is currently in eighth with Hester. The four duos will move on to the second qualifier, which takes place Aug. 7.  With these strong results, Team USA also sits in first place in the team event, with the first round beginning Aug. 7.

Field Hockey
In the lowest-scoring game either team had seen in the tournament thus far, the U.S. women’s field hockey team fell to Canada in the semifinals, 2-0. Team USA still has a shot at the podium, playing in the bronze medal match on Aug. 9.

U.S. rowers kicked off the first day of racing, competing in seven events. Team USA’s performance was highlighted by Lucas Bellows’ win in men’s singles sculls. Bellows won his heat in a time of 7:08.74 to advance directly to the semifinals. In women’s doubles sculls, Maggie Fellows and Julia Lonchar finished second in their heat with a time of 7:07.33 to advance directly to the final. The American pair of Solveig Imsdahl and Liz Euiler finished fourth with a time of 7:42.38 in its heat of the women’s coxless pairs and will race in the final. The team of Thaddeus Babiec, Veton Celaj, Paul Verni and Jonathan Zagroba raced in the men’s double sculls event, finishing fourth with a time of 6:30.86 to race in the final.

The duo of Wes Vear and Nathan Nathan Lado finished fourth in its heat of men’s doubles sculls with a time of 6:36.49, which sent the team to the afternoon repechages. Improving on their time, the men finished third with a time of 6:31.96 in the afternoon and will race in the B finals. The lightweight women’s double sculls team of Keara Twist and Syndey Taylor finished fourth in its heat, crossing the line with a time of 7:59.64 to head to the afternoon repechages. Improving on its time, the U.S. team finished fifth with a time of 7:24.25, just missing out of an A final spot; the duo will head to the B finals. On the men’s side, the lightweight doubles sculls team of Cooper Hurley and Jimmy McCullough finished fifth in the heat with a time of 7:56.54 to head to the repechages in the afternoon. There, the U.S. improved their standing with a time of 6:37.95 for a fourth-place finish, advancing to the B final. Competition continues Aug. 7.

With beautiful weather on the Bay of Paracas today, all 11 classes were able to compete on the fourth day of competition in Lima, Peru. After a full day of races, eight American boast rest in medal positions, and all 11 boats finished the day ranked in the top five.

After finishing each of their races in first place, the mixed multihull team of Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis jumped to the top of the standings. Charlotte Rose also climbed to first place in the women’s dinghy event after starting the day in eighth place overall. Thanks to a few top-three finishes, Conner Blouin (open dinghy) also sailed himself into medal position, ranked third at the end of the day. Strong performances mean Ernesto Rodriguez and Hallie Schiffman still lead the mixed two-person dinghy fleet, while men’s dinghy sailor Charlie Buckingham and women’s skiff duo of Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shae both stand in second place among their fleets. Pedro Pascual (men’s windsurfer) and Will Cyr (open kiteboarder) hold the third-place rank in their fleets.

The mixed three-person dinghy team of Jody Starck, Skip Dieball and Ian Jones are ranked fourth after six races, the men’s skiff duo of Andrew Mollerus and Ian MacDiarmid are ranked fourth after seven races, and Hall is ranked fifth in the women’s windsurfer event after seven races.

The U.S. women’s softball team bested Canada to remain undefeated in the preliminary round. Though Canada earned the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning, Team USA captured the lead with a three-run third inning. Canada was unable to respond as the U.S. earned another run in the fifth inning and two in the seventh to finish the game 6-1. With this win, the U.S. team improves its record to 3-0 in the preliminary round, with two more preliminary games to go.

Water Polo
With four players earning hat tricks, the U.S. women’s team earned a decisive victory over Venezuela in its final game of preliminary play. American Aria Fischer opened the scoring less than thirty seconds into the game and scored again less than one minute later. Team USA continued the momentum, ending the first half with a lopsided 16-0 lead. While Venezuela scored three goals in the second half, the U.S. maintained its lead to win the game, 23-3. Earning a 3-0 record in the preliminary round, the U.S. women advance to the quarterfinals, where they will face Peru on Aug. 8.

Continuing the high-scoring trend, the U.S. men’s team defeated Puerto Rico in its third match of preliminary pool play. With five goals each from Hannes Daube and Marko Vavic, Team USA was up 18-0 before Puerto Rico managed to score in the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, the American lead persisted, with Team USA winning 24-1. The victory secures the team a 3-0 record in preliminary play, earning the men a spot in the quarterfinal, where they too will face the host country of Peru on Aug. 8.