The women's rugby teams from the United States, Canada and Columbia post for a photo following the final match at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 28, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
We are now two days into the Pan American Games, and so far, it's been so good for Team USA. Modern Pentathlon celebrated its second Olympic qualification, USA Rugby had a great day securing two medals for the men and the women and USA Weightlifting celebrated its historic 100th Pan American Games medal.
Across the board, Team USA athletes proved they are here to compete.
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The games will continue until Aug. 11 featuring over 600 Team USA athletes, with 12 sports up for qualification opportunities for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. With so many days and so much to follow, we understand it can be hard to keep up, so here's what was a buzz today at the Games and on social media.
Only 361 Days To Go...
The countdown is on as shooter Nick Mowrer secured an Olympic quota spot in the men's 10m air pistol for USA Shooting, and modern pentathlete Armo Elgeziry qualified individually for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Mission accomplished. ✅@Nick_Mowrer explains what it means to earn a quota spot for the #TokyoOlympics. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/HG0wXgkER0— Team USA (@TeamUSA) July 28, 2019
We'll see you at the #TokyoOlympics, Amro Elgeziry!— Team USA (@TeamUSA) July 28, 2019
He becomes the second @USPentathlon athlete to qualify for next year's Games at #Lima2019. 👏 pic.twitter.com/kmn5tdSIxr
Surfing is another sport that has Tokyo implications on the line. While surfing athletes won't know they've qualified when the games come to an end, their performances at the Pan American Games could allow them to qualified by the time their season has come to an end. It's a little bit of a confusing dynamic, but an exciting one for USA surfing athletes.
.@kevin__schulz on potentially qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games here at the @Lima2019Games 🌊💥The first heats go off tomorrow! 🇺🇸Go @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/Nxdt00O8GF— USA Surfing (@usasurfteam) July 28, 2019
USA Rugby Is Rolling
USA Rugby left it all on the field on Sunday, and both the men's and women's teams are headed home with some hardware. The men's rugby sevens team secured the bronze medal with a win over Brazil. The women's rugby sevens team lost a hard fought battle to Canada in the finals but are taking home the silver medal.
Best part are we right— USA Rugby (@USARugby) July 28, 2019
🇺🇸🦅 #Lima2019 pic.twitter.com/KDeOoSomWk
The men's and women's rugby sevens team pose for a photo with their medals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 28, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Well, maybe take a little bit of time to celebrate first.
The women's rugby sevens team celebrates on the podium at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 28, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Between the cheers of spectators and the celebrations of athletes, the Pan American Games have had no shortage of excitement. USA Weightlifting celebrated a major milestone today, while the Sobhy sisters celebrated a new form of family bonding.
🥇🥇Gold medal with the sis in the women’s doubles!!! Bringing this one home to the Sobhy household!🙌🏽🙌🏽🇺🇸🇺🇸🥰🥰 #TeamUSA #LetsAllPlay #SobhySisters #Lima2019 #USSquash #Lima2019Juegos @TeamUSA @USSQUASH @Lima2019Games pic.twitter.com/LSBJ2F5Xnt— Amanda Sobhy (@itssobhytime) July 28, 2019
100 medals for #TeamUSA Weightlifting! Harrison Maurus just secured #TeamUSA's 100th medal in Pan American Games competition in Lima.— USA Weightlifting (@USWeightlifting) July 29, 2019
We've won a medal at every Pan Am Games since the first, in 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Watch LIVE>> https://t.co/4HreaihHvl pic.twitter.com/Yy7eotHF8y
USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland also had the opportunity to tune into gymnastics with an unexpected group of fans.
Had a blast cheering on the women's gymnastics team with our #TeamUSA tennis players! #Lima2019 pic.twitter.com/ssTxYboEf6— Sarah Hirshland (@USOPC_CEO) July 28, 2019