(L) Kyle Snyder wins the men's freestyle 97-kilogram at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 10, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Team USA athletes came out to play on Day 15 as the U.S. women's softball team claimed gold, and the U.S. men's and women's water polo teams won gold, with the men securing their spot in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. To finish off the night, Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder and Nick Gwiazdowski won gold representing USA Wrestling. USA Track and Field added to the excitement with its second to last day of competition, in which they won 32 medals thus far. Athletics competition concludes with the 50k race walk tomorrow.
With only one day remaining at the Pan American Games Lima 2019, there's much to discuss. Let's dive in.
USA Softball Biting On Gold
The U.S. women’s softball team concluded its time in Lima with a golden performance. The women defeated our northern neighbors, Canada, 3-1 on Day 15.
Pan American Games Gold Medalists.— USA Softball (@USASoftball) August 10, 2019
USA Water Polo Take A Bow
U.S. women's water polo captain Maggie Steffens didn’t hesitate to show her appreciation for the team after its gold medal win on Saturday, defeating Canada, 24-4.
USA Women's Water Polo celebrating their gold medal win at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 10, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Later on Saturday, the men's water polo team also defeated Canada 18-6 to punch its ticket for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020!
USA Wrestling Finds Multiple Medals
Burroughs, Snyder and Gwiazdowski highlighted USA Wrestling’s performances after they took gold in each of their respective matches. This brought the total count for medals earned by the USA Wrestling team to 15, including a medal earned in every single freestyle wrestling weight class.
Gold never gets old! 🥇 https://t.co/2CTyiCpIuF— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 10, 2019
USA Track and Field Dominate Athletics in Lima
USA Track and Field claimed nine medals today to up its total medal count to 32 on the Games.
Gwen Berry and Brooke Anderson dominated the women's hammer throw, earning gold and silver, respectively, in the final. Berry threw a 74.62-meter/244-9 and Anderson followed with a 71.07-meter/233-2.
.@MzBerryThrows dominated #Lima2019 winning the hammer throw 🥇 with a toss of 74.62m/244-9!!— USATF (@usatf) August 10, 2019
🇺🇸 teammate Brooke Anderson claimed the 🥈 with a throw of 71.07m/233-2
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(L-R) Brooke Anderson, Gwen Berry and Rosa Rodriguez during the medal ceremony for the women's hammer throw final at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 10, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
What Else Went On?
Athletes continued to show their appreciation for Lima. Between the food and the venues, performances and the fans, it's been a great experience for Team USA.
On Friday, Charlie Buckingham won bronze in the men's dinghy medal race for U.S. Sailing. Today, he celebrated on social media.