Thursday, Aug. 29

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


Miles Krajewski started off the first day of Para-badminton competition with a 2-0 win over Chile’s Brayan Abarca. Amy Burnett and Eric Johnson both were unsuccessful during today’s competition. Matches will continue through Sept. 1. 

Charles Fleisch earned a 5-1 win on Thursday against Chile’s Jonathan Gonzalez in the round robin competition to open his Parapan American campaign. He will face Brazil’s Evelyn Oliveira next.

With Josh Welborn leading the team’s scoring with four goals, the U.S. men secured their place at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Thursday by topping Canada 6-4 in the semifinals at the Parapan American Games Lima 2019. The U.S. women's goalball team scored twice in the final 4:30 to pull out a 4-3 win over Canada in preliminary round play. Eliana Mason netted the game-winner with just 35 seconds remaining to help the team remain undefeated at 5-0. Lisa Czechowski had two goals and Amanda Dennis scored the other tally.

Soccer 7-a-side
The U.S. men’s team reigned victorious over host country Peru in the first round, winning 10-0. Nick Mayhugh led the scoring with four goals as Adam Ballou scored three, Seth Jahn sank two and Tyler Bennett connected for one.

Team USA athletes won nine medals on the fifth day of swimming action in Lima. Haven Shepherd, Carson Sanocki and Summer Schmit captured silver in their respective events while Tye Dutcher, Abby Gase, David Gelfand, Natalie Sims, Liam Smith and Matt Torres secured bronze heading into day six at the pool.

Wheelchair Basketball
Led by Team USA’s Rebecca Murray and Lindsey Zurbrugg, the U.S. women’s basketball team defeated Argentina 82-24 to qualify for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Zurbrugg finished the game with a total of 16 points, and Murray with 14 points. The undefeated team will advance to play Canada in the gold-medal game tomorrow. 

Wheelchair Tennis
Casey Ratzlaff and Chris Herman brought home the silver medal in men’s doubles and Bryan Barten earned the men’s quad singles bronze in two straight sets.