The U.S. men's and women's 3x3 basketball teams celebrate winning gold at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 29, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
The third day of the Pan American Games Lima 2019 were filled with plenty of excitement for Team USA. The USA men’s and women’s 3x3 basketball teams won gold, while Riley Cusker nabbed a silver in the women's all-around. Also, we check in and see what a few of our athletes had to say on social media about their experience so far at the Pan American Games Lima 2019.
Lima 2019 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.
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Here's what all the craze was about today on Twitter and Instagram.
USA 3x3 Basketball Teams Prove To Be Double The Trouble
The USA 3x3 basketball men’s and women’s teams came out on top for gold after defeating Puerto Rico, 21-19, and Argentina, 21-17, respectively, on Monday. The women's team dominated its division, not losing a single game, while the men bounced back during the elimination stages after losing three of its first four games.
The men's 3x3 squad is a little excited about the victory 😂.— Team USA (@TeamUSA) July 29, 2019
BIG shout out to you, #TeamUSA fans 🎉! pic.twitter.com/HYB6jLdr4c
WHAT— Team USA (@TeamUSA) July 29, 2019
Who else is excited to see 3x3 at the #TokyoOlympics?! 🙋♂️🙋♀️ pic.twitter.com/gridnPLLDj
The women's team didn't shy away from showing victory cheers.
USA 3x3 women's basketball celebrating their championship win at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 29, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
2008 Olympic gold medalist and USA 3x3 team consultant Kara Lawson didn’t hesitate to share her excitement for her team’s gold medal win.
Yep we DID that! 🇺🇸🏀🥇 https://t.co/IorgdGqE88— Kara Lawson (@karalawson20) July 29, 2019
Is it time for Tokyo yet? We are already ready for more 3x3!
Riley McCusker Leads The Way
Morgan Hurd celebrated USA Gymnastics’ performances in the women’s all-around competition, which highlighted top-4 performances from McCusker (1st) and Kara Eaker (4th).
so insanely proud of my girls https://t.co/euv7zhRCkg— morgan hurd (@morgihurd) July 29, 2019
Riley McCusker wins silver in the #Lima2019 Pan American Games women's all-around!!! Kara Eaker just misses the podium coming in 4th.— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) July 29, 2019
🥇 Ellie Black 🇨🇦 - 55.250
🥈 Riley McCusker 🇺🇸 - 55.125
🥉 Flavia Saraiva 🇧🇷 - 54.350
Kara Eaker competing in the women's all-around finals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 29, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Riley McCusker poses with her silver medal from the women's all-around finals at the Pan American Games Lima 2019 on July 29, 2019 in Lima, Peru.
Talk Of The Town
Is it just us, or does it feel like everyone is talking about the Pan American Games Lima 2019? Ginny Thrasher not only landed a bronze medal today as part of the USA Shoorting squad, but she also earned a quota spot for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Bronze has never felt more like gold to me!!!🥉 #panamgames2019— Ginny Thrasher (@GinnyThrasher) July 29, 2019
With the medal I won a quota place for the 🇺🇸 to send another shooting athlete to the Tokyo Olympics!
Thank you to the beautiful Peru, my US teammates and coaches, and all the companies that support me! pic.twitter.com/bWEhfUPKmk
Olympic diver Steele Johnson began his training in Lima as well.
Good first day of 10m training in Peru! @Lima2019Juegos pic.twitter.com/XAV19tFIzf— Steele Johnson (@Steele_Johnson) July 29, 2019
The medal rounds for diving begin Thursday, so keep an eye out.