Aug. 07, 2019, 10:01 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Teniel Campbell (Trinidad and Tobago), Chloe Dygert Owen and Laurie Jussaume (Canada) posing at the medal ceremony for the women's road cycling finals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 7, 2019 in Lima, Peru.

 

USA Archery highlighted the excitement today at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 after Brady Ellison broke a world record in men’s individual recurve and also set a Pan Ams’ record in the men’s recurve team-ranking round alongside teammates Jack Williams and Thomas Stanwood. Cholé Dygert Owen won gold in road cycling, representing Team USA strong as she was the only American road cyclist in the competition. Mike Rodgers also claimed the 100-meter title at day two of track and field.

The 18th Pan Ams continue until Aug. 11, featuring over 600 Team USA athletes, with multiple sports still up for qualification opportunities for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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Below are our favorite posts from Day 12 in Lima.

 

USA Archery Has A Historic Day

Today, Ellison broke the individual recurve score record after receiving a combined score of 702. USA Archery – composed of Ellison, Williams and Stanwood – also set a Pan Ams’ record together at 2057, which was 55 points more than anyone else in the team-ranking round.

 

 

 

 

It was also an exciting day for the women's recurve team, who is heading to the recurve team finals after defeating Colombia 6-2.

 

 

Dygert Owen Blows Past the Competition

Dygert Owen won the women’s road cycling time trial finals in 23:36.51 and took home gold as a result. The 22-year-old cyclist impressively finished 1:13.72 ahead of the pack. This is the first Pan American Games medal of her career.

 

 

Mike Rodgers Sprints to Gold in the 100-meter Final

Rodgers didn't look back after taking off for the gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash final. The 34-year-old sprinter came out on top with at 10.09. 

 

 

Jordan Geist took silver in men's shot put, and American runners prepared for future finals.

 

(L-R) Jaide Stepter and Roxana Gomez (Cuba) after competing in the women's 400-meter hurdle semifinal at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 7, 2019 in Lima, Peru.

 

What Else Went On?

Team USA took a dive into the world of Basque pelota today, learning the basics and the background of the sport that was included in the Pan American Games after an eight-year hiatus.

 

 

Nathan Adrian met with the media and discussed how he feels in is second international competition after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. He also discussed his impression of Lima so far, and one thing that sticks out in particular.