Saturday, July 11


Podium Finishes:

Cycling – BMX (1 Gold, 1 Bronze)

Felicia Stancil captured Team USA’s first gold medal of the Pan American Games, winning the women’s BMX final in 41.647 seconds, three-tenths of a second ahead of the field. Nic Long added another U.S. podium in the men’s event, claiming bronze with a time of 37.046. Meanwhile, Alise Post finished sixth (1:22.541) and Connor Fields did not finish. MORE

Gymnastics – Artistic (1 Gold)

For the first time since 1995, the U.S. men's team of Marvin KimbleSteven LegendreSam MikulakPaul Ruggeri and Donnell Whittenburg captured the team gold medal with a combined score of 267.750. Mikulak and Whittenburg placed second (89.850) and fourth (87.700) to qualify for the men's all-around finals, set for Monday (July 13). Artistic gymnastics competition continues Sunday (July 12) with the women's team final and individual qualification round. MORE

Judo (1 Bronze)

Angelica Delgado captured the women's -52 kg. bronze medal with a win over Maria Garcia of the Dominican Republic at the Mississauga Sports Center. 

Swimming – Open Water (1 Gold)

Eva Fabian claimed gold in the women’s 10-kilometer, covering the course in 2:03:17 to edge Venezula’s Paola Perez Sierra for the top podium spot. MORE

Synchronized Swimming (2 Bronzes)

The U.S. synchronized swimming team claimed Team USA’s first medals of the 2015 Pan American Games, capturing bronze in both duet and team competition today at the CIBC Pan Am Aquatics Center. Mariya Koroleva and Alison Williams earned the final podium spot in the duet final with 166.3876 points before aiding the U.S. to its second medal of the day with a score of 83.4333 points in the team event. Host Canada and Mexico joined the U.S. on the podium, claiming gold and silver in each event. MORE


Other Results:

Badminton 

The U.S. went 5-0 in singles play at the Atos Markham Pan Am Center with wins from Sattawat PongnairatBjorn SequinHoward ShuJamie Subandhi and Iris Wang. All five Americans advance to the round of 16, scheduled for Sunday (July 12).

Baseball – Men

Team USA went into extra innings, but ultimately fell to Puerto Rico, 10-9, in its preliminary round opener at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark. Zach Eflin pitched 4.2 innings with five earned runs and one strikeout. Up next, the U.S. will face Cuba Sunday (July 12).

Canoe/Kayak  – Sprint

Maggie Hogan finished third with a time of 1:57.632 in her heat to advance to the women’s K1 500-meter final, to be held July 13 at the Welland Pan Am Flatwater Center. 

Diving

Samantha Bromberg and Delaney Schnell finished fifth (337.95) and eighth (263.40) in the women’s 10-meter platform final at the CIBC Pan Am Aquatics Center. Meanwhile, Zac Nees finished 11th with a score of 367.70 in men’s 3-meter springboard competition. MORE

Equestrian  – Dresage

After the opening day of dressage competition at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park, Steffen Peters (big tour) and horse Legolas 92 stand atop the individual rankings of the Prix St. George/Grand Prix with a score of 77.240. Kim Herslow (small tour) and horse Rosmarin stand third (75.184), Laura Graves (big tour) and horse Verdades stand fourth (75.080), andSabine Schut-Kery (small tour) and horse Sanceo stand seventh (71.790). The U.S. hold the top spot in team rankings with 230.504 points, followed by Canada in second (226.071) and Mexico in third (206.703). Dressage competition continues through Tuesday (July 14) with the Intermediate I/Grand Prix Special and Intermediate I/Grand Prix Freestyle rounds.

Roller Sports – Figure Skating

Courtney Donovan finished fifth in the women’s free, short program with 107.50 points, whileJohn Burchfield placed fourth in the men’s event with a score of 127.00. Both will be in contention for a medal when competition concludes with the men’s and women’s long program Sunday (July 12). 

Rowing

Four U.S. boats won their heats on the opening day of rowing competition to advance to the A Finals, scheduled for July 13-14 at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course. The men’s double sculls pair of Sam Stitt and Ryan Monaghan recorded a winning time of 6:28.72, whileColin Ethridge and Austin Meyer clocked in at 6:31.53 to advance in men’s lightweight double sculls. Meanwhile, the U.S. men’s coxless four team of David EickKyle PeabodyNareg Guregian and Keane Johnson won their heat to secure a spot in the finals, and Yohann Rigogne posted a winning time of 7:06.78 to advance in men’s single sculls.

On the women’s side, the U.S. coxless pair of Molly Bruggeman and Emily Huelskampfinished first in their heat with a time of 7:19.44, and the double sculls team of Lindsay Meyer and Nicole Ritchie  also advanced by placing second in their heat. Meanwhile, Victoria Burke and Sarah Giancola finished second in the women’s lightweight double sculls repechage to advance to the A final. 

Rugby Sevens

The U.S. men’s and women’s teams swept day one of preliminary-round action at Exhibition Stadium, earning three wins apiece and outscoring opponents by a 246-21 margin. The U.S. women defeated Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, while the U.S. men defeated Chile, Mexico and Uruguay. Men’s and women’s competition concludes Sunday (July 12).

Squash

On the opening day of squash competition, Christopher Gordon defeated Guatemala’s Josue Enriquez, 3-1, and Todd Harrity defeated Peru’s Alonso Escudero, 3-0, in the men’s singles round of 16, while Olivia Blatchford defeated Brazil’s Tatiana Damasio, 3-0, in the women’s singles round of 16. Gordon, Harrity and Blatchford will join Amanda Sobhy in Sunday's (July 12) quarterfinal round. 

Tennis

Dennis Novikov defeated Brazil’s Orlando Luz, 2-0, in men’s singles, and then teamed withJean-Yves Aubone to top Guatemala’s Christopher Diaz Figueroa and Wilfredo Gonzalez, 2-0, in the first round of men’s doubles at the Canadian Tennis Center. Also, Louisa Chiricoopened women's singles play with a 2-0 victory over Guatemala’s Andrea Weedon. Meanwhile, Gonzales Austin and Aubone dropped their second-round matches in men's singles.

Triathlon

Chelsea Burns and Sarah Haskins raced to top-10 finishes, placing fifth (1:58:39) and eighth (1:58:59) in women’s triathlon, while Erin Jones finished 19th (2:05:52) at the Ontario Place West Channel. Burns finished 1:10 off the winning pace set by Barbara Riveros of Chile. The Pan Am Games triathlon competition continues with the men’s event at 8:35 a.m. EST Sunday (July 12). MORE

Water Polo

The U.S. concluded group play undefeated with a 30-3 win over Argentina today at the Atos Markham Pan Am/Parapan Am Center. KK Clark led the Americans in scoring with seven goals, while Sami Hill grabbed eight saves in goal. With the win, the U.S. advances to face either Canada or Brazil in the semifinals on Sunday (July 12). MORE

The U.S. men also remained unbeaten through group play, defeating Argentina, 14-3. Tony Azevedo led the offense with five goals, while Merrill Moss and McQuinn Baron split time in net, posting eight saves. Up next, the U.S. will face Canada in the semifinals on Monday (July 13). MORE

Weightlifting 

Morghan King placed fourth in the women’s 48 kg. division, lifting 79 kg. in the snatch, and 93 kg. in the clean and jerk for a total of 172 at the Oshawa Sports Center.