Pan Am Gold in Mixed Relay

July 30, 2019, 12 a.m. (ET)

Lima, Peru – U.S. Army World Class Athletes Program (WCAP) members, Olympian husband and wife, Sergeant Amro ElGeziry and Specialist Isabella Isaksen won the gold medal for the United States competing in the pentathlon mixed relay event at the 2019 Pan American Games. The pair dominated the competition winning almost every event.

The couple started off with 39 victories and 9 defeats for 272 pentathlon points and first place in the opening fencing ranking round. They then crushed the competition in the pool, winning the 200 meter freestyle swim by almost two seconds in a time of 1:59.99. They gained 311 points widening their lead after the swimming event.

In the fencing bonus round they defeated Cuba 2-0 to gain additional points in the competition.

Amro and Isabella were near perfect in the riding, missing the leader by five seconds while scoring 290 points. Though they did not win the event, they increased their lead over second place.

In the laser run final event, both athletes had a mastering command of the 10 meter laser shooting and were swift in the running. Isabella started off first and after her two laps gave a significant lead to Amro who easily carried it forward for the gold medal. They finished in a time of 11:45 picking up 594 points to get a total of 1,467 pentathlon points.

For Amro, this was his second medal of the Games having secured silver the day before with Brendan Anderson in the men’s relay.

The couple will return to Colorado Springs and Fort Carson where they will continue training for the World Championships being held in Budapest, Hungary in September.