Top-15 Photos: Parapan American Games Day Five

By U.S. Paralympics | Aug. 13, 2015, 10:37 a.m. (ET)
On day five of the Parapan American Games, Lex Gillette earned gold in the men’s long jump T11/12 en route to a three-medal day for Team USA at the track. U.S. swimmers collected three bronzes, while Ron Hawthorne won the first U.S. judo medal of the Games, a bronze in the men’s -60kg class. The table tennis duo of Jennifer Johnson and Cynthia Ranii earned bronze in women’s team class 4-5 competition, while Jon Rydberg and Kaitlyn Verfuerth both advanced to singles finals in wheelchair tennis. U.S. Wheelchair Rugby defeated archrival Canada in a thrilling double overtime match to close out preliminary play. Men’s and women’s goalball, men’s sitting volleyball and men’s wheelchair basketball all advanced to semifinals.

Wheelchair rugby defeats archrival Canada in double overtime


Equipment manager Chuck French fires up his athletes at the start of Wednesday's USA vs. Canada semifinal game.


Seth McBride of the U.S. leans in to defend against Canada's Zak Madell in a thrilling double overtime match Wednesday night.


Chuck Aoki feeds off the electrifying energy at the Mississauga Sports Center.


Josh Wheeler works to stay upright as he chases the ball en route to a 60-59 U.S. victory.

Lex Gillette soars to gold on three-medal day for U.S. at the track


Lex Gillette won a gold medal in the men's T11-12 long jump Wednesday at the track.


David Brown and his guide runner Jerome Avery compete in the semifinal of the men's 200m T11.


Austin Handley leads the field en route to a silver medal in the men's 1500m T38.


Jill Moore (pictured), Chelsea McClammer and Shirley Reilly move onto the final of the women's 100m T53.


From left: Regas Woods, Shaquille Vance and Desmond Jackson celebrate a U.S. podium sweep in the men's 100m T42.


Amy Watt races to fourth place in the women's 100m T47. Watt also recorded the second-fastest time in the semifinal of the 200m.

Three U.S. swimmers race to bronze


Lucas McCrory swims to a bronze medal in the men's 100m breaststroke SB7.

Men's basketball defeats Venezuela, advances to semifinals


Team USA's Jake Williams goes in for a layup during a 99-21 rout of Venezuela.


Aaron Gouge passes the ball around a Venezuelan opponent en route to decisive victory Wednesday night.

Men's sitting volleyball falls to Brazil but moves onto semis


James Stuck sets up U.S. teammate Daniel Regan for a spike during a Wednesday night matchup against Brazil.

Soccer 7-a-side drops close match to Argentina, 1-0


Kevin Hensley defends the ball against an Argentinian opponent during a close 1-0 loss in preliminary play.