USAB Takes Home Four Medals From Pan Am Games Lima 2019

Aug. 02, 2019, 5:24 p.m. (ET)

Two U.S. doubles team earned silver medals at the Pan Am Games Lima 2019. Jamie Hsu and Keui-Ya Chen took home silver for women’s doubles, while Phillip Chew and Ryan Chew received silver for men’s doubles. Additionally, Iris Wang earned a bronze medal in women’s singles and the duo of Howard Shu and Paula Lynn Obanana received bronze medals in mixed doubles.

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This marked the second straight Pan Am Games men’s doubles final match for Phillip Chew, who won the gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto playing with Sattawat Pongnairat. Unfortunately, Phillip and Ryan Chew came up just short in 2019, losing in three games to the Canadian tandem of Jason Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura, 21-11, 19-21, 21-18. 

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Hsu and Chen also came up against a tough Canadian duo in women’s doubles, Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai, and wound up on the losing end of a hard fought match, 21-10, 21-9. 

This year marks the first time the Pan American Games have visited Peru in the event’s long history. First held in 1951, the Pan American Games were hosted by Buenos Aires, Argentina, drawing 2,513 athletes from 21 countries. 

The event has since grown drastically, as Lima will welcome more than 6,600 athletes, including 643 U.S. athletes, to its shores from all 41-member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization. With competitions held across 14 districts of Lima and Callao, this edition of the Games is the largest in Pan American history.

Below, find the results for the U.S. today. For full results and future days schedules of the Pan Am Games Lima 2019, CLICK HERE.

[1] Jason Ho-Shue/Nyl Yakura (Canada) def. [2] Phillip Chew/Ryan Chew (USA), 21-11, 19-21, 21-18

[1] Rachel Honderich/Kristen Tsai (Canada) def. Jamie Hsu/Kuei-Ya Chen (USA), 21-10, 21-9