It was a very busy Sunday at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games
To quote the great laureate Charles Dickens in his novel, The Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” over at Futbol Seven-a-Side. Team USA Futbol battled Venezuela in a first round match today at Complejo Deportivo Villa Maria del Triunfo Stadium. Fortunately for Team USA, they had the better end of the two situations.This included a 4-goal hat trick from Cameron DeLillo, who now is the pride of Blandon, Pennsylvania. DeLillo now has six goals in the tournament so far. Said DeLillo after the match,
“It feels amazing, I mean just for my team, they helped me tremendously on the field. So I mean it’s a team effort.”
It was also the second straight shoutout for goalkeeper Sean Boyle, as yesterday he was perfect also vs. Columbia. Boyle, also managed to save a yellow card induced penalty kick that was called on U.S. Captain and Defenseman Joshua Brunais. Andrew Bremmer picked up his second of the tournament. Adding further to the scoring, was Nicholas Mayhugh, his first of the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.
In a standing room only arena, the U.S. Wheelchair Basketball team showed no mercy vs. Peru defeating them 114-14. Matthew Scott led all scorers with 22 points and the United States squad shot 68% from the field. Said Scott after the game,
“The game plan for today was to play the best brand of basketball that we know how. We never change our game plan, we just try to play the best brand of USA Basketball possible.”
In Para Athletics, for the second straight day, USA Shotput went the distance and picked up a medal, but this time it was gold. Joshua Cinnamo broke his own world record in Men’s Shot Put F46 reaching 16.49 meters.
Other medalists in Para Athletics include: Sydney Barta who won gold in the Women’s 200m T64 and Women’s 200m T64 Finals breaking two Parapan records in the process; Markeith Price (Men’s 400m T13 Final) who placed silver, as well as Beatriz Hatz who took second in the Women’s 200m T64 Final.
Two Team USA members took the top honors in the Men’s High Jump T42-47/T63-64 Final: Samuel Grewe took gold, while teammate Ezra Frech took silver. In the Men’s Javelin Throw F54, Justin Phongsavanh took top honors claiming his first gold of the Lima 2019 Parapan games, while in Women’s 100m T13, Kymberly Crosby earned her first gold medal with a time of 12.43.
In Goalball, the United States started their campaign to win the gold medal and so far nothing but the best. The Women beat Peru 10-0, while the Men led by Joshua Welborn’s four goals beat up Canada 10-5. The United States women were supported by Amanda Dennis’ four goal day.
In Judo, add two more bronzes to the list for the United States. Katie Davis won bronze in the +70kg field while her teammate Christella Garcia placed in the -70 kg category. In addition, Nathan Ostergaard won gold in Men’s -81 kg Round Robin.
In Wheelchair Rugby, the United States played twice. In the first match, Columbia was no match for the United States 54-35. Round two was a nail biter vs. Canada, with Team USA squeaking out a win 54-51.’
In Para Shooting the United States invited the rest of the world to the gun show. In fact, Team USA stamped three tickets to the podium by winning two golds. Michael Tagliapietra (Mixed’s 25m Sport Pistol SH1) and Taylor Farmer (Mixed’s 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1). Kevin Ngyuen (Mixed’s 25m Sport Pistol SH1) placed bronze.
Today’s Medal Standings:
- Brazil (78)
- United States (48)
- Mexico (41)
- Argentina (18)
- Cuba (13)
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