Top-15 Photos: Parapan American Games Day One

By Caryn Maconi | Aug. 09, 2015, 11:29 a.m. (ET)

Team USA opened Day 1 of the Parapan American Games with 11 medals, including four gold, four silver and three bronze. Cyclist Ryan Boyle earned the first medal for the U.S., a silver in road cycling, while Will Groulx won Team USA's first gold of the Games. Overall, U.S. cyclists captured a total of six medals, including golds from Groulx, Samantha Heinrich and Joe Berenyi. Other highlights included a gold medal and Parapan Am meet record for swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger in the women’s 100-meter backstroke S8, and a 10-0 shutout of El Salvador by the U.S. Parapan Women’s Goalball Team. Relive Saturday's action with these top 10 photos from day one of the Games.

Team USA cyclists win two golds, six medals overall in road race


Samantha Heinrich digs deep en route to a gold medal in road cycling.


After a close battle at the finish line, Joe Berenyi couldn't be happier to earn gold.


Will Groulx (gold), Brian Sheridan (silver) and Will Lachenauer (silver) give a thumbs up for kicking off competition with podium finishes. 

U.S. swimmers start strong in Toronto with five-medal day


Leslie Cichocki dives into the pool en route to a bronze in the women's 200m freestyle S14.


Tom Miazga gladly accepts his silver medal, and more importantly the Patchi doll, the Toronto 2015 mascot. 


Sophia Herzog races from the prelims to a fourth-place finish in the women's 400m freestyle S6 finals.


Fourteen-year-old Ahalya Lettenberger (center) celebrates her first Parapan American gold medal alongside teammate and bronze medalist Mallory Weggemann.


Squad goals: Team USA swimmers celebrate after winning five medals (one gold, one silver and three bronze) on day one at the aquatics center.

Hadden, Chui, Leibovitz, Arriata record two wins each in table tennis group stage


Benjamin Hadden defeated opponents Denisos Martinez (Venezuela) and Mike Drozdowski (Canada) in Saturday's competition.

U.S. Wheelchair Rugby Team defeats Argentina, 70-25


Clayton Brackett (right) made his Parapan American Games debut as the team's second-leading scorer with 11 points.


Chuck Aoki (left) chases the ball during Team USA's 70-25 victory over Argentina.

U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball records 70-42 win over Colombia


Behind-the-back for Brian Bell in Team USA's opening game vs. Colombia.


Matt Scott stretches to make the catch during Team USA's 70-42 rout of Colombia.

U.S. Men's Sitting Volleyball defeats Colombia in three sets


Nothing gets past two-time Parapan American Games silver medalist Daniel Regan (center, in red). 


Roderick Green tips the ball in the U.S. men's 25-17, 25-21, 25-13 win over Colombia.

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