Forget Marvel, Team USA Men’s Wheelchair basketball are the real Avengers. The United States beat Canada a day after the women’s team lost in the same arena. But the men blew away our neighbors to the North 78-49. Leading the team was Matthew Scott with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists, including two monster three pointers taken from outer space. Scott said on his ability to make the big shot,

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Team USA’s Matthew Scott biting his medal from the Parapan American Games on August 31, 2019. (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael A. Clubine)

You know what man,  we have great staff who gets us ready for these games. I feel ready, I feel strong at all times, and I have the confidence of my teammates when I shoot the ball.” 

Heartbreak in goalball as the mens and women’s goalball teams will settle for silver following two separate losses to Brazil. The men lost 12-9 and the women fell to the land of Carnival 4-3. 

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Tyler Merren stops the Brazilian attack on the throw, though the United States would go on to take silver medals in goalball on Saturday, August 31, 2019. (PHOTO CREDIT: Shannon Galea)

In futbol 7-a-side action, the United States after missing out on the gold medal match vs. Brazil or Argentina instead played Venezuela and made a statement winning seven to nil. The Brazilian team won gold, capturing the win over the Argentines 5-3. 

In para powerlifting, the United States snagged silver and raised the bar in the Men’s Combined 88kg & 97Kg AH Group A. Ahmed Shafik lifted 168.68 kg in his best lift and took home second place. 

In Taekwondo action, Francisco A. Pedrosa was no match for Evan Mendell, as he took home the gold in Men’s K44 +75kg. Taking bronze was Johnny Birch Jr., as Corbin Stacey did not want to fight his fellow teammate. Congrats guys!

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Corbin Stacey of the United States (red) vs. Fransisco Pedroza of Mexico (blue) during the morning session of Taekwondo on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

We’re coming to the end of swimming. On the final day, Abigail Gase won bronze in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM7 final. Laurie Hermes placed bronze in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB11 Final, while in the Women’s 100m Freestyle S12 Final, Aspen Shelton took bronze as well. 

It was yet another bronze for Zachary Shattuck, who medaled in Men’s 200m Ind. Medley SM6 (SM5) final. Another bronze you say? Why not.  In Men’s 100m Freestyle S8 Final, Matthew Torres took third place honors, while in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay 34pts final the United States had obtaining bronze down to a science and did not disappoint.

Then for a change of pace, we placed silver in Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay 34pt final.

And finally, in the lone gold swimming medal of the day Carson Sanocki was the pride of the USA in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM13 Final.

ON SUNDAY:

Yankton, South Dakota’s honorable citizen, and America’s hero, 14-year-old Miles Krajewski gave Brazil’s Tavares hell. He won the second game but was unable to pull through in the third. Krajewski went on to lose 2-1 in dazzling fashion. He took home the silver medal for team USA.

Also on Sunday, in Para Cycling Road Competitions, The USA took home it’s final gold medal of Lima 2019 as Clara Brown medaled in the Women’s Road Race C1-3 finals with a time of 1:25:14.

In other USA cycling news, the United States claimed silver in the Men’s Road Race H3-5 final thanks to Brandon Lyons. In the Mixed Road Race T1-2 final, Matthew E. Gonzalez took home the bronze.

The Men’s Road Race C1-3 Finals ended with Joseph Berenyi of Team USA earning silver, and last but not least.. the amazing Amanda Bosco bronzed in the Women’s Road Race C4-5 Finals.

FINAL Medal Count for September 1, 2019:

  1. Brazil (308)
  2. United States (185)
  3. Mexico (158)
  4. Columbia (133)
  5. Argentina (107)

 

Here’s the photo of the day:

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Miles Krajewski saves a shot from Brazilian Tavares in the final for Men’s Badminton singles. (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael A. Clubine)

 

For more photos go to:

https://photos.wheelchairsportsfederation.org

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