Tuesday, July 21

Podium Finishes:

Fencing (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)

Katharine Holmes won the women’s epee gold medal, defeating Violeta Ramirez Peguero of the Dominican Republic, 15-14. Meanwhile, Jason Pryor claimed bronze in men’s epee after dropping a 15-9 decision to Ruben Limardo Gascon of Venezuela in the semifinal match. The U.S. added another pair of top-10 finishes on the day with Ben Bratton and KasiaTrzopek placing fifth and seventh.

Table Tennis (1 Gold)

The U.S. team of Yue Wu, Jiaqi Zheng and Lily Zhang won its sixth Pan American women’s team title, defeating top-seeded Brazil, 3-0, in the gold-medal game. MORE

Taekwondo (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)

Paige McPherson captured the women’s -67 kg. division title, defeating Mexico’s Victoria Heredia, 13-1, in the gold-medal match, while Steven Lopez won the bronze medal in the men’s -80 kg. division with a 7-3 victory over Venezuela’s Javier Medina. MORE

Track and Field (1 Gold, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronzes)

Team USA collected nine medals and set two Pan Am records to launch the first full day of track and field competition at the CIBC Athletics Stadium. Queen Harrison and Tenaya Jones highlighted the day with a 1-2 finish in the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Harrison won the gold medal in a Pan Am record time of 12.52 seconds, while Jones captured the silver in 12.84. In the morning session, Kara Winger claimed silver in women’s javelin (61.44m), and the U.S. produced three bronze medalists with Kellyn Taylor finishing third in the women’s 5,000 (15:52.78), and Mark Hollis and Jake Blankenship tying for third in men’s pole vault (5.40m). Additionally, Barbara Pierre set a Pan Ams record in the women’s 100 meter heats to advance to Wednesday’s final. In the afternoon session, Cory Leslie finished third in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 8:36.83, while Aron Rono and Amber Campbell each claimed silver medals in the men’s 10,000-meter (28:50.83) and women’s hammer throw (71.22). Finishing just outside the podium in fourth place were Shadrack Kipchirchir (men’s 10,000), Deanna Price (women’s hammer throw) and Darrell Hill (men’s shot put), while Alisha Williams (women’s 5,000), Donnie Cowart (3,000 steeplechase) and Jonathan Jones (men’s shot put) earned fifth-place finishes. Additionally, Christina Epps and April Sinkler placed seventh (13.85m) and 13th (13.16m) in the women’s triple jump. MORE

Other Results:

Basketball – Men’s 

In their first game of the tournament, the U.S. men scored 52 points in the second half to defeat Venezuela, 85-62. U.S. forward Damien Wilkins led the way with a double-double, recording 21 points and 10 rebounds. The preliminary pool stage will continue tomorrow, July 22, as the U.S. faces Puerto Rico.  MORE


Flyweight Marlen Esparza and middleweight Claressa Shields each earned semifinal victories to advance to their gold-medal bouts. Esparza opened the night with a 3-0 victory over Monica Gonzalez Rivera of Puerto Rico, before Shields added a shutout 3-0 victory of her own against Argentina’s Lucia Perez. Shields advances to face Yenebier Guillen Benitez of the Dominican Republic Friday (July 24), and Esparza will meet Canada’s Mandy Bujold in the women’s flyweight final on Saturday (July 25). Meanwhile, flyweight Antonio Vargas kicked off the day by earning a 2-1 victory over Jeyvier Cintron Ocasio of Puerto Rico to advance to Thursday’s semifinal match against Costa Rica’s David Jimenez Rodriguez. Light welterweight Luis Feliciano and lightweight Carlos Balderas both fell in quarterfinal competition. MORE

Equestrian – Show Jumping

The U.S. jumping team of Georgina Bloomberg on Lilli, Kent Farrington on Gazelle, Lauren Hough on Ohlala and McLain Ward on Rothchild committed no penalties and advanced to Wednesday’s (July 22) first qualifier.

Field Hockey

The U.S. men’s field hockey team fell to Brazil, 4-2, after losing a penalty shootout by a 1-3 margin in the quarterfinals. At the end of regulation the match was tied, 1-1, with Team USA’s Tyler Sundeen scoring in the 57th minute. MORE


The U.S. did not drop a single game during today’s preliminary-round play. Rocky Carson and Jake Bredenbeck each earned 2-0 victories in men’s singles competition, as did Michelle Key and Rhonda Rajsich in women’s singles. Meanwhile, Carson and Bredenbeck earned a walkover win in their men’s doubles match.

Softball - Women's

The U.S. women’s team recorded 11 hits in a 7-0 victory over Canada, improving their record to 3-0 in the round robin stage. Play continues tomorrow, July 22, as the U.S. faces Cuba. 

Volleyball – Beach 

Kelley Larsen and Betsi Metter earned a 2-1 (21-13, 18-21, 15-11) victory over Colombia to finish fifth in women’s beach volleyball. Larsen was successful on 28 of her attacks and Metter tallied 21 digs in the win.

Volleyball – Indoor

The U.S. men fell to Canada, 3-2, in their third match of the preliminary round. Team USA will compete in the quarterfinals Wednesday (July 22).  

Water Ski/Wakeboard

A top finish for Regina Jaquess in the women's preliminary jump competition qualified her for the final, which will be held Thursday, July 23. Meanwhile, teammate Erika Lang finished eighth and did not qualify. Daniel Powers finished second in men's wakeboard with a score of 72.88 and will compete in the final tomorrow, July 22. MORE