Kasey Kaufold celebrates following the women's recurve individual competition at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 8, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Day 13 of the Pan American Games Lima 2019 brought the heat. The Julia Lonchar and Margaret Fellows won silver in the women's doubles sculls finals for the U.S. Rowing, the women of USA Archery continued to dominate in recurve, and it was an action-packed day for the men's and women's water polo teams. Plus, the women of USA Wrestling brought home three medals in all three of their weight classes.
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.
Below are our favorite posts from Day 13 in Lima.
Lonchar, Fellows Earn First Pan Ams Silver for U.S. Rowing
Lonchar and Fellows took home their first silver medal under Team USA in the women’s double sculls today after finishing in 7:12.72.
Our women's double sculls won the silver medal at Pan Am's🥈🇺🇸🔥😎https://t.co/ff9UknoY0r— USRowing (@usrowing) August 8, 2019
The Women Of Recurve Are Medal Round Bound
Today, the rounds of 16 and eight wrapped up in individual women's recurve, and Team USA stood above the rest. Khatuna Lorig and Casey Kaufhold will compete against one another in the semifinals on Sunday. Earlier that day, Lorig, Kaufhold and Erin Mickelberry will compete women’s recurve team final for a chance at gold against Mexico.
The U.S. Men's & Women's Water Polo Team Advance to Semifinals
The U.S. women’s water polo team defeated hosts Peru, 21-3, in the quarterfinals. Maggie Steffens, Stephania Haralabidis and Alys Williams led the scoring with three goals each, while Ashleigh Johnson made seven saves in the first half.
That's the game! The USA Women defeat Peru 21-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Pan American Games. #Lima2019— USA Water Polo (@USAWP) August 8, 2019
USA Water Polo and Peru pose together following the quarterfinals of women's water polo at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 8, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
The men's water polo team also faced host Peru, winning 24-2 . The squad was led by Alex Bowen and Ben Hallock, both with four goals for Team USA in the victory. The men will face Argentina in the semifinals on Friday, and the women will take on Cuba.
What Else Happened?
Today was a wildly exciting one for USA Track and Field. The athletes won nine medals in 10 events, including Sean Donnley's bronze medal in the men's hammer throw.
Sean Donnley competes during the men's hammer throw final at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 8, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
The U.S. women's basketball team continued its undefeated run, defeating Colombia 75-63. Beatrice Mompremier led the scoring for Team USA with 15 points.
Beatrice Mompremier competing during the women's 5x5 basketball preliminary round at the Pan Americans Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 8, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
The women of USA Wrestling put on a show on day two of competition. Whitney Conder, Sarah Hildebrandt and Jenna Burkert won gold, gold and silver, respectively, in their final matchups. Hildebrandt didn't give up a single point in the tournament en route to a 10-0 win in the championship.
Thank you everyone for your support today ❤️ What a fun event to be apart of and to win! Pan American Games Champion!! GO USA 🇺🇸Nowwww...please everyone go cheer extra loud for my boyfriend who is competing at US Gymnastic Championships!!! THE STRESS NEVER RELENTS!— Sarah Hildebrandt (@sarhilde) August 9, 2019
Yesterday, Tom Shields won gold in the men's 100-meter butterfly. Today, he reminded us to never stop believing in ourselves.
☑️ First International Individual LCM medal in 8 years— Tom Shields (@beefyTshields) August 8, 2019
☑️ First Individual Gold at an international meet ever
I don’t wish to brag, but to advise:
Don’t give up on yourself.
Even if you add 12 seconds the night before @TeamUSA 🇺🇸 https://t.co/VAOT67tD5q
Summing up the day perfectly: Five-time Olympic champion, Nathan Adrian.