Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak and 2016 Olympic alternate Akash Modi must enjoy spending their time on the podium.
That’s exactly where they were for most of the Pacific Rim Championships, which finished up Sunday night in Medellin, Colombia.
Mikulak and Modi went one-two in three of the six men’s individual event finals Sunday night. Add in another one-two sweep in the all-around competition won by Mikulak on Friday, and they combined to win nine individual medals. They were also part of the gold medal-winning men’s team Friday.
Mikulak and Modi weren’t alone in their medal hauls. Camilla Feeley, a 2016 Olympic alternate, won four gold medals in the rhythmic finals Sunday to push her gold medal count for the weekend to six.
Jordan Chiles won two golds in the women’s artistic event finals Sunday.
Mikulak won gold on still rings and high bar Sunday, and finished second to Modi on floor exercise and parallel bars. Modi claimed silver on still rings and missed another podium by just one spot on high bar.
Marvin Kimble, the 2015 Pan American Games pommel horse gold medalist, won gold in that event to give the U.S. men five golds in six events.
U.S. junior men won nine medals in their event finals, led by Asher Hong’s four.
Chiles, the 2017 U.S. all-around silver medalist, won gold on vault and floor exercise. Grace McCallum, who won the all-around in her senior debut Saturday, took silver to Chiles on floor and won a bronze medal on vault.
Sunisa Lee won three junior event finals medals, while Jordan Bowers and Kayla DiCello won two each.
Feeley swept all four individual event finals in rhythmic. She also won gold medals Saturday in the all-around and team competitions.
Heather Chan won silver medals in the ball, clubs and ribbon finals, pushing her medal haul to five for the weekend.
In junior rhythmic event finals, U.S. gymnasts took home six medals, led by Elizabeth Kapitonova’s sweep of all four golds.
Morgan Hurd, the 2017 women’s artistic gymnastics all-around world champion, withdrew from Sunday’s finals for precautionary reasons after a fall on the balance beam in the all-around competition Saturday. She won a silver medal in the all-around and a gold medal in the women’s team competition.
Paul D. Bowker has been writing about Olympic sports since 1996, when he was an assistant bureau chief in Atlanta. He is sports editor of the Cape Cod Times and a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.