(L-R) Natalie Garcia (Canada), Camilla Feeley and Evita Griskenas posing during the medal ceremony of the clubs finals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 5, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Day 10 didn’t disappoint as Team USA athletes’ dominant medal performances continued. USA Gymnastics highlighted today’s action with several medals across two different competition finals: club and ribbon as well as trampoline gymnastics. Evita Griskenas and Camilla Feeley led the once again for the rhythmic team, while Jeffrey Gluckstein, Ruben Padilla and Nicole Ahsinger sprung to the podium for trampoline. The U.S. women's softball team also continued its Pan Ams’ shutout after defeating Puerto Rico, 6-0, to continue its undefeated run.
The Pan American Games continue until Aug. 11, featuring over 600 Team USA athletes, with multiple sports up for qualification opportunities for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Follow Day 10’s hype via social media below.
USA Softball Completes Second Shutout
The U.S. women's softball team defeated Puerto Rico 6-0 on Monday to complete its second shutout victory in a row. Outfielder Haylie McCleney went 3-for-3 with a walk to lead the team alongside pitchers Cat Osterman and Rachel Garcia.
Give the people what they want.— USA Softball (@USASoftball) August 5, 2019
Cat Osterman throws a pitch at the USA-Puerto Rico softball preliminary round game at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 5, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
USA Gymnastics Dominates Rhythmic & Trampoline Finals
USA Gymnastics obtained more silverware for its already expansive medal count after Griskenas won gold in the ribbon final and bronze in the clubs final. Fellow Team USA teammate Feeley also took home gold in the club final.
Evita Griskenas preforming during the clubs final at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 5, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Then, in the trampoline final, Padilla, Gluckstein and Ahsinger made history as it was the first time both the men and women have gotten to the podium for Team USA in trampoline in Pan American Games history.
What Else Is Happening?
Basque pelota is underway for Team USA. Below is a photo of Agusti Brugues competing in paleta cuero, a discipline of Basque pelota that has the athletes using a wooden paddle and leather ball in competition.
Agusti Brugues competing during the men's doubles fronton leather ball qualification round at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 5, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
The U.S. men's field hockey team faces Argentina in the semifinal on Thursday after a big win on Monday afternoon. This is the first time the men's team will be in the semifinal since 1995.
After a scoreless first half in the @Lima2019Games quarterfinals, the No. 24 USMNT put away five goals in the second to propel over No. 69 Cuba, 5-1, and advance to the semifinals. 🇺🇸https://t.co/k3AEpPM3Hq pic.twitter.com/AxV56p8QfF— USA Field Hockey (@USAFieldHockey) August 6, 2019
While it's hard to imagine the Pan American Games getting more exciting, don't forget that your favorite swimmers AND wrestlers are on their way to begin competing!
Headed south of the border, Lima Peru! #Panamericanos2019— Nick Gwiazdowski (@NGWIZZZ) August 5, 2019
Not only has the competition been amazing thus far, but the food in Lima is a must-try as well.