Monday, July 20


Podium Finishes:

Basketball – Women’s (1 Silver)

The U.S. women’s basketball team won the silver medal after falling to Canada, 81-73. Breanna Stewart recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the championship game. MORE

Fencing (2 Golds)

Eli Dershwitz and Dagmara Wozniak swept the gold medals in men's and women's individual saber. Dershwitz earned a 15-9 victory over Canada’s Joseph Polossifakis in the men’s division, while Wozniak defeated Alejandra Benitez of Venezuela, 15-12, to claim the women's title. Meanwhile, Daryl Homer and Mariel Zagunis both advanced to the quarterfinals. MORE | MORE

Gymnastics – Rhythmic (3 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

Laura Zeng and Jazzy Kerber won gold and silver in ribbon, scoring 16.267 and 15.992. The podium performances marked the fourth 1-2 finish for the pair at these Games. Zeng opened the day by winning the gold medal in clubs with a score of 16.167, while Kerber took the bronze (15.833). Both athletes completed the Games with five medals apiece, with Zeng becoming only the second woman ever to sweep the Pan Ams rhythmic events, and the first since Team USA’s Mary Sanders accomplished the feat in 2003. Team USA completed the gymnastics competition by claiming gold in the rhythmic gymnastics group club/hoops final with a score of 14.983, ahead of Brazil (14.692) and Canada (13.709).

Taekwondo (1 Gold)

Cheyenne Lewis cruised to an 11-0 victory to capture the gold medal in the women’s -57 kg. division, while Terrence Jennings dropped the bronze-medal match, 16-6, to finish fourth at -68 kg. MORE


Other Results:

Baseball – Women’s  

The U.S. women’s team recorded a seven-run third inning en route to a 10-6 victory over Venezuela in the first women’s baseball game ever played at the Pan American Games. Sarah Hudek pitched five innings to earn the win and Michelle Snyder drove in three runs to lead Team USA to the victory.

Boxing

In quarterfinals, Francisco Martinez (men’s bantamweight) won by TKO, while Marlen Esparza (women’s flyweight) and Claressa Shields (women’s middleweight) both earned 3-0 decisions. Anthony Campbell (men’s middleweight) lost his bout, 3-0. 

Field Hockey - Women's

After a four-goal effort from Kelsey Kolojejchick in a 15-0 win over the Dominican Republic in the quarterfinals, the U.S. women improved their record to 4-0. Play continues Wednesday, July 22, when Team USA faces Canada in the semifinals. MORE

Racquetball

In singles pool play, Jake Bredenbeck defeated Venezuela's Cesar Castillo, Rocky Carson defeated Venezuela's Cesar Castro, and Rhonda Rajsich defeated Bolivia's Carola Loma. Meanwhile, Michelle Key fell to Bolivia's Adriana Riveros. In doubles pool play, Rhonda Rajsich and Kim Russell defeated Argentina's Maria J. Vargas and Veronique Guillemette, 2-0, and Jansen Allen and Jose Rojas fell to Canada's Vincent Gagnon and Tim Landeryou, 2-0. 

Softball – Women's 

The U.S. women improved their record to 2-0 after defeating Brazil, 7-0, in their second match of the round robin stage. Play continues tomorrow, July 21, when the U.S. faces Canada. MORE

Table Tennis 

The U.S. women’s team advanced to the medal round with a 3-0 win over Cuba. The U.S. women will face Canada in Tuesday’s (July 21) semifinal round, with the winner advancing to the gold-medal match. After advancing to the quarterfinals, the U.S. men dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision to Puerto Rico.

Volleyball – Beach 

Kelley Larsen and Betsi Metter improved to 4-1 with a 2-0 win (21-12, 21-10) over Uruguay in the women’s 5-8 round match. The U.S. women will face Colombia Tuesday (July 21) for fifth place. Earlier in the day, the U.S. duo of Miles Evans and Ian Satterfield defeated Nicaragua, 2-0 (21-16, 30-28), to place 11th overall and complete the Games with a 2-4 record.

Volleyball – Indoor

The U.S. women’s volleyball team fell to Brazil, 3-2 (22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11), during preliminary-round, Pool-B play. Krista Vansant paced the U.S. offense with 18 kills and a 47 percent success rate. 

Water Ski/Wakeboard

Nate Smith claimed the top spot in the men's slalom preliminaries, while teammate Adam Pickos finished tied for sixth. On the women's side, Regina Jaquess finished preliminaries in second place, while Erika Lang finished fourth. Meanwhile, Pickos and Lang topped the standings in preliminary tricks competition, while Jaquess earned a fourth-place finish. All U.S. water skiers qualified for the slalom and tricks final, which will be held Thursday, July 23. MORE