Reginald Jagers celebrating his bronze medal victory at the men's discus final at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 6, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Day 11 proved to be an impactful one for Team USA athletes. Reggie Jagers III and Keturah Orji started track and field competition off on the right foot, USA Softball continued to fly past its opponents in Lima, extending its undefeated run to three games straight, while U.S. Equestrian’s riders all-cleared in both team and individual jumping first-round qualifiers. Also, we are pretty confident that 2019 is going to go down in the books as the best year yet for foil fencers Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt.
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.
Here are our favorite moments from Day 11 at the 18th Pan Ams.
USATF Athletes Bring The Heat
Track and field kicked off at the Pan American Games Lima 2019, and Jagers won the first medal for Team USA, a bronze in discus.
Next, Orji secured a silver in the women's long jump. But this is only the beginning. There will be plenty of track and field events throughout the rest of the Games, so don't blink, or you just might miss it!
(Second from left) Twanisha Terry running in the women's 100-meter semifinal 3 at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 6, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Softball Continues Dominate Run
The U.S. women’s softball team continued its undefeated streak today after defeating Canada, 6-1. The women are now 3-0 in the preliminary rounds as they continue to push for gold.
Monica Abbott pitches against Canada during a women's softball preliminary round at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 6, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
U.S. Equestrian Riders Are Clear on the Day
Beezie Madden and Breitling LS, Eve Jobs and Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, Lucy Deslauriers and Hester, and Alex Granato and Carlchen W. all cleared the first round of qualification in jumping.
Eve Jobs competing in equestrian jumping first-round qualification at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 6, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
What Else Went On?
On Monday, Lee Kiefer won gold in foil fencing. On Tuesday, her fiance, Gerek Meinhardt also won gold in foil fencing. Then, we felt like we won gold because we got to see this photo. That's the definition of a win-win-win.
🥇A month before they will walk down the aisle together, @gerekmeinhardt and @leetothekiefer ended the individual event at their third Pan Am Games with matching gold medals. Meinhardt won the men’s foil event today after Kiefer’s title in the women’s competition. Meinhardt shared the podium with @race_imboden who took bronze, giving Team USA double men’s foil medals at the Pan Am Games for the second straight time. 📸 @lima2019juegos @the1theycallb84
Wrestling competition begins tomorrow, and if you weren't already excited to see all of your favorite stars in action, this photo should help do the trick.
Swimming began today at the Pan American Games Lima 2019, and Team USA had a strong showing, winning eight total medals. Olympian Nathan Adrian was one of the stars in action, helping lead the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team to a silver medal.
The Swimming Championships at the 2019 Pan American Games start today in Lima, Peru and #TeamUSA is read to ROCK! Looking forward to some great racing. Click here for all the links: https://t.co/8NhwO7Nlhp @Lima2019Games @Lima2019Juegos @USASwimming https://t.co/PehoxjRdOQ— Nathan Adrian (@Nathangadrian) August 6, 2019
Now, say it with us. U-S-A! U-S-A!