(L-R) Colombia, Team USA and Mexico in the mixed recurve team medal ceremony at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 11, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
The final day of the Pan American Games Lima 2019 didn’t slow down for Team USA as USA Archery secured two additional quota spots for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Hannah Roberts and Justin Dowell won gold and bronze, respectively, in their freestyle BMX finals, and Lima hosted a spectacular Closing Ceremony to celebrate the Games.
While we're sad they had to come to an end, we're excited to take a look back through the final day of competition.
USA Archery Qualifies for Tokyo 2020
What a big day it was for USA Archery as all the recurve archers in action finished on the podium. With Brady Ellison and Casey Kaufhold's gold-medal finish in the mixed team finals, archery earned two quota sports -- one for the women and one for the men -- for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
#Lima2019 Today was THE BEST! 🙌🏹🇺🇸🏆— USA Archery (@USAArchery) August 11, 2019
🔥 Women earn a spot for Tokyo 2020
🏆 Mixed Team GOLD
🏆 Women's Team GOLD
🥉 Men's Team BRONZE
🥈 Khatuna Lorig SILVER
🥉 Casey Kaufhold BRONZE
🇺🇸 Brady Ellison named flag bearer for closing ceremonies
NEWS ▶️ https://t.co/MrUPGuJNeW pic.twitter.com/xeKmGsuX9x
The men’s team composed of Ellison, Jack Williams and Tom Stanwood took bronze in the men’s team finals, with a 23-5 win over Mexico. Ellison was also selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer on Sunday, after he set a new world-record earlier in the Games.
Proud to announce that 3x @USAArchery Olympian Brady Ellison has been selected as Team USA's #Lima2019 Closing Ceremony flag bearer!— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 11, 2019
"I have represented the U.S. for a long time, and this is going to be one of the best parts of my career."
🔗: https://t.co/lUo93hA0LU pic.twitter.com/2D9YnKgSGJ
Khatuana Lorig competing in the women's recurve final at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 11, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Hannah Roberts Wins Freestyle BMX Gold
Roberts highlighted USA Cycling’s performances in the women’s freestyle BMX final. The 17-year-old won gold with a score of 86.67, 19.67 points more than the next closest opponent.
She's DONE IT!— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 11, 2019
17-year-old Hannah Roberts is your 2019 Pan Ams Champion. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/WvoXmHg138
Justin Dowell also secured bronze in the men’s freestyle BMX final.
Justin Dowell competes during the men's freestyle BMX competition at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on Aug. 11, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Freestyle BMX will make its debut in Tokyo in 2020, so be on the lookout for these stars on the rise!
What Else Went On?
In addition to the sports that took place on the final day, Lima celebrated the conclusion of the Games with the Closing Ceremony. The ceremony proved to be just like all of the events throughout Lima: full of color, vibrant with energy and executed with class.
AND THESE VIEWS 🤩— Team USA (@TeamUSA) August 12, 2019
What a way to finish. pic.twitter.com/8U0COYweVb
The conclusion of the Games also had many athletes feeling grateful. They took to social media to celebrate the end of a successful run for Team USA. From swimming to wrestling, fencing to diving, many athletes were chiming in.
See you later Peru! 👋 Had an amazing week and ready for the next adventure 🗺 I am traveling today straight from Peru 🇵🇪 to Japan 🇯🇵 to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event! This will be my first time in Japan and I am ready to learn as much as I can from the future Olympic venue! #roadtotokyo
Honored to have represented Team USA in Lima!! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/uRfMg6m1Lt— Steele Johnson (@Steele_Johnson) August 11, 2019
Happy to be part of the best team on the planet. https://t.co/Kzg2aRbHmF— Nick Gwiazdowski (@NGWIZZZ) August 11, 2019
Pan American Games Round 3 🇵🇪— Gerek Meinhardt (@GerekMeinhardt) August 11, 2019
Lima, Peru🥇🥇 pic.twitter.com/tv8074BiqW