USA gold rush continues at Pan Am Games

1 August 2019
2019-08-01 13:01

The United States continued their gold medal rampage at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, improving their haul to 28 after just four days with Mexico a distant second on 13 followed by Brazil. The U.S. grabbed gold on land, sea and air on Tuesday, led by Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon who capped an unbeaten run to the women's beach volleyball win over defending champions Argentina. Gymnast Riley McCusker was flying high at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador, taking top spot on the uneven bars finals while weightlifter Sarah Robles picked up gold with victory in the women's over-87kg division.

After a slow start, Canada finally found its gold medal mojo, doubling their total from four to eight to leap up the leaderboard. Gymnast Ellie Black, Canada's most decorated athlete at the 2015 Pan Am Games, is well on her way to repeating that performance. She picked up a second gold and third medal in three days by winning the vault event. It was a big day in the canoes for Canada with competitors triumphing in the women's 500m and men's 200m sprint.

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