Pan American Games | Day 10 As it happened

Highlights, results, and all the fun and Games from the tenth day of medal events on Monday 5th August at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Pan American Games 2019 highlights

Day 10 of medal events at the Pan American Games 2019 saw joy for Brazil's rhythmic gymnasts, a 'Battle of the Brothers' in fencing, Argentina overcame Chile in the men's handball final, Steve Jobs' daughter, and drama from 10 metres in the men's and women's final day of diving.

Scroll down to find out how it all happened.

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Live Blog - Monday 5th August

10:20pm - Diving: Mexico win 10m platform!

Kevin Berlin Reyes cracks 500 points and takes home the gold medal!

And the mejicanos take silver too! Ivan Garcia Navarro is second, bronze goes to Canada's Vincent Riendeau.

A sensational few days of diving from Mexico's plungers.

Here are the totals:

  1. Kevin Berlin Reyes (MEX) 500.35
  2. Ivan Garcia Navarro (MEX) 497.55
  3. Vincent Riendeau (CAN) 462.70

Garcia Navarro and Berlin Reyes have already been on a podium together here in Lima, they won gold together in the men's 10m platform synchro on Day 7.

Ivan Garcia Navarro and Kevin Berlin Reyes of Mexico show their gold medal in Men's Synchronized Diving 10m Platform Final on Day 7 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Aquatics Center of VIDENA on August 02, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Ivan Garcia Navarro and Kevin Berlin Reyes of Mexico show their gold medal in Men's Synchronized Diving 10m Platform Final on Day 7 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Aquatics Center of VIDENA on August 02, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)Ivan Garcia Navarro and Kevin Berlin Reyes of Mexico show their gold medal in Men's Synchronized Diving 10m Platform Final on Day 7 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Aquatics Center of VIDENA on August 02, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

10:07pm - Handball: Argentina victorious!

Argentina win men's handball gold!

Argentina 31-27 Chile

Argentina celebrate like only they can, they have qualified for Tokyo 2020 too, only the winners receiving that honour.

“It’s just enormous happiness, a dream come true," Argentina's Santiago Baronetto told Olympic Channel, "playing with this team is an honour. Winning the ticket to Tokyo was are main goal and it’s something this team deserves.”

“Standing up on the podium is an indescribable feeling. It’s something this team wanted very much. Our coach is a genius and we are really lucky to have him,” said goalkeeper Matias Schulz.

It was elation for the blue-and-whites, dejection for Chile who put up a valiant fight against a very strong Argentina.

“Chile gave the tournament surprise and it was a tough rival. We came here to win the ticket to Tokyo, this team is full of stars and we deserved it”, said star player Pablo Simonet.

Bronze went to Brazil who were defending champs from Toronto 2015.

Diego Simonet celebrates Argentina's gold medal victory over Chile at Lima 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Diego Simonet celebrates Argentina's gold medal victory over Chile at Lima 2019. REUTERS/Sergio MoraesDiego Simonet celebrates Argentina's gold medal victory over Chile at Lima 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

10pm - Diving: 10m platform

Kevin Berlin Reyes' final two dives have been top drawer - a back 3 1/2 Somersault-Pike with a 3.6 difficulty harvests 91.80 points and his final dive is a peach too.

81.40 for a Forward 4 1/2 Somersault-Tuck carrying a 3.7 degree of difficulty puts him top on a total of 417.55.

The Dominican Republic's Peralta is up.

9:54pm - Handball final

Chile are all heart, a steal from Esteban Salinas has him through alone and puts everything he has into the shot, rifling it in.

Four between the two now.

Argentina lead 30-26

Salinas again!

30-27

9:45pm - Argentina streaking away

Argentina, defending champions and favourites, are turning the screw here.

Chile making the final vs Brazil was a surprise and they've fought bravely so far but it may not be enough.

It's 26-19 with a 2 min penalty for the Chileans.

Argentina want to take the title they won at Guadalajara 2011 back after Brazil won in 2015.

10 mins left and 6 goal lead to make it happen.

9:35pm - Chile refuse to go away

A couple of quick goals and Chile shear the deficit, 'la roja' - the reds - won't give up, that's not in the DNA.

Particularly when they're playing a very noisy neighbour.

A lob over the keeper.. crossbar!

And Chile convert at the other end.

22-17

23-17! Simonet again!

9:30pm - Handball: 5 goal lead

Argentina open a 5-goal lead..

Make that six!

Chile pulled their 'keeper and paid for it, 21-15 to the sky blue and white.

9:14pm - First blood Argentina

Just as in the 1st half, the first goal of the second half goes to the men in blue and white.

16-14 they lead.

And another from Diego Simonet, he has 7 already tonight!

17-14

9:17pm - Men's 10m platform diving

The 10m platform is coming to an end a few hundred metres from the handball stadium where we are right now.

Canada's Nathan Zsombor-Murray has dropped a dinger of a dive

But the Mexicans who are full of confidence after a spectacular Pan Ams so far are not to be outdone.

Ivan Garcia Navarro is into the lead with a Forward 4 1/2 Somersault - Tuck with a 3.7 difficulty that earns him 90.65.

We're into the third dives.

9.04pm - Handball half-time

Argentina with the narrowest of leads in this pulsating Pan Am handball final.

It's 15-14 to the albiceleste at the halfway mark.

Chile's chief onion-bag botherer is Erwin Feuchtman who's netted 5 and Argentina's two Federicos - Pizarro Fernandez and Federico have four each, Diego Simonet is having a blinder too.

The bass is rattling the stadium and they're playing 'pa-panamericano' which everyone is singing in Peru, we've had cheerleaders and the crowd is pumped for part 2.

The teams are out.

8:58pm - Chile lead handball final!

Chile take the lead for the first time in the match!

11-10

12-10!

Argentina hit back and it's all even!

12-12

This is what Chile looked like after they beat Brazil in the semi-final last night, imagine the celebrations if they win gold!

Chile celebrates after defeating Brazil by 32-29 during Men's Handball Semifinal between Brazil and Chile on Day 9 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Sport Center 1 of VIDENA on August 04, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Chile celebrates after defeating Brazil by 32-29 during Men's Handball Semifinal between Brazil and Chile on Day 9 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Sport Center 1 of VIDENA on August 04, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Chile celebrates after defeating Brazil by 32-29 during Men's Handball Semifinal between Brazil and Chile on Day 9 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Sport Center 1 of VIDENA on August 04, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

8:54pm - Diving finale

Today is the final day of diving.

Jennifer Abel sends Canada out on a high by winning the 3m springboard.

It finished:

  1. Jennifer Abel (CAN) 374.25
  2. Dolores Hernandez (MEX) 339.60
  3. Brooke Schulz (USA) 334.85

Abel's best dive was a Forward 2 1/2 Somersault double Twist - Pike with a 3.4 difficulty. That earned her 87.70 points and took her to the top of the podium.

The men's 10m is on right now with Brazilian Kawan Figueredo leading the board.

8:50pm - Advantage Argentina

2 minute penalty for Chile's Donoso after a face-tackle on the blue-and-white attacker.

2 minute penalty.

Argentina make it count straight away,

4 goals for Argentina's number 3 Federico Pizarro.

But Argentina get a 2 min penalty too.

9-8

10-8 to Argentina!

10-9!

8:41pm - Ole ole ole ole, Chile, Chile!

The Chilean fans doing their best to lift their side, they have a chant that goes 'chi-chi-chi le-le-le viva Chile!'

It's having an effect too, what a goal from Esteban Salinas, serious spin into the corner around Argentina's onion-bag minder Leone Maciel.

Chile are right back in it.

6-7 to Argentina, 16 minutes into the first half.

8:35 - 5 mins in 4-0!

Rocket start for Argentina!

4-0 after 5 minutes, Chile call a time-out, they need a goal to stem the tide.

Penalty for Chile!

And there it is, Erwin Feuchtman gets Chile on the board, and other!

4-2

Already seen a couple of top stops from Chile's goalkeeper, Felipe Barrientos will have to have a big game here.

But he can't stop that penalty!

5-2

5-3, spins in!

6-3.. Non-stop!

8:00pm - Handball final is on!

We're here at the Polideportivo 1 of the Videna national sports complex for Argentina-Chile, the men's gold medal match.

It's warming up here nicely, the Chileans and the Argentines like to sing and it's all about out-singing each other.

Chile's fans sing 'Amor chileno' (Chileean love, or love for Chile) the blue-and-white fans respond in kind with a rendition of 'Dale campeon', which is what they sing when they win.

The anthems are rousing, sung to the full in the stands, this is getting loud!

6:44pm - Carl Lewis in da house!

Olympic legends Carl Lewis and Leroy Burrell just gave a press conference here in the Lima Convention Centre.

He had a words of encouragement for Peru fans, but they've been doing this already to be fair:

"I have heard the ticket sales for athletics sales have been strong, inspire your people, even if they do not win medals."

"Inspire your people, even if they do not win medals" - Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games
Carl Lewis at the Lima 2019 Pan American GamesCarl Lewis at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games

When asked about his long and successful career, Lewis had a word of warning for this current generation of athletics stars:

"Don't get caught up in all the outside fluff," he said, "we have a sport that is declining globally.

"At the time we were amateurs that were acting like professionals.

"But not we have some professionals acting like amateurs."

Leroy Burrell, who won the Barcelona 4x100m relay at Barcelona 1992 alongside Lewis was impressed by Lima 2019 facilities and particularly the "astounding" athletics venue:

"We had an opportunity to visit the stadium today and I called back to my administration today, 'the facility is astounding."

"The United States does not have a national stadium for athletics and Peru does.

"I was amazed. That is a foundation that a champion or two will be built on."

"The United States does not have a national stadium for athletics and Peru does"

- Leroy Burrell

Barcelona 1992 - USA win the 4x100 relay men and break the world record

Barcelona 1992 - USA win the 4x100 relay men and break the world record

6:29pm - Canada trampoline clean sweep

Canada have swept the gold medals here in the gymnastic trampoline events.

Jeremie Chartier won men's gold and Samantha Smith women's, there were two USA men on the podium with Chartier and the USA and Mexico completed the women's three steps.

Here's how they finished:

Men's individual trampoline gymnastics results and scores:

  1. Jeremy Chartier (CAN) 57.440
  2. Jeffrey Gluckstein (USA) 57.290
  3. Ruben Padilla (USA) 57.160

Men's individual trampoline gymnastics results and scores:

  1. Samantha Smith (CAN) 53.735
  2. Nicole Ahsinger (USA) 52.540
  3. Dafne Navarro Loza (MEX) 52.510

6:04pm - Fencing: Battle of the brothers

And the first fencing gold medal of the Pan American Games goes to:

Venezuela!

Two brothers fenced off for Epee Pan Am gold in the final, London 2012 gold medallist Ruben Limardo Gascon fought his younger brother Jesus.

Ruben came out on top 15-8.

5:10pm - Football: 'National disgrace' 'Solano in doubt'

'Shame', 'disgrace', 'disaster', were some of the words flying in today's papers about Peru's U-23 football side after they were eliminated yesterday following a 2-0 loss to Jamaica.

Head coach Nolberto Solano was lucky that the surfers did so well, the sports dailies all filled the front pages with gold and glory on the waves.

But inside tells a different story.

'National disgrace' screams Todo Sport on page 4: "In a tournament to forget, Solano's team finished last in the group with 1 point," reads the story.

"One of the worst games in years," it continues, "Solano's team didn't create a single chance and the coach's influence was nowhere to be seen."

'Massive fail' says El Bocon at the bottom of the front page, 'Not happening for Solano' says Libero, "Ñol tripped up on his first adventure as a national team manager. Back to the drawing board."

Ouch.

After yesterday's final round of matches the semi-finals look like this:

Mexico v Honduras (Wed 7 August 5:30pm)

Uruguay v Argentina (Wed 7 August 8:30pm)

'National Disgrace' says Todo Sport on page 4
'National Disgrace' says Todo Sport on page 4'National Disgrace' says Todo Sport on page 4
'Solano in doubt' says Depor
'Solano in doubt' says Depor'Solano in doubt' says Depor

4:47pm - Today's papers in Peru

Peru's periodicos are all about surfing today, and no surprise after they won 3 gold medals, and 3 silver medals yesterday.

Many people in Peru claim surfing was invented here, find out all about that in yesterday's blog (Scroll down a bit!).

'Golden Treasure' leads sports daily Libero, "Peru proved itself a surf powerhouse yesterday," is the sub-heading.

Right under the news that Peru's president Martin Vizcarra is going to call early elections, El Peruano has a picture of the president with gold medal winner Benoit 'Piccolo' Clemente 'Glorious day for Peruvian surfing' is the caption.

El Bocon has a clever play on words which means both 'Golden Generation' and 'Generation Adoration', 'Bathed in Gold' says Todo Sport, and Depor has 'Wave of Medals'.

Peru has lots of sports papers!

4:03pm - Basketball: 3rd bronze in-a-row for USA

Team USA at the Pan American Games 2019

USA’s young and experimental men's basketball team finished the Lima 2019 Pan American Games by beating the Dominican Republic to claim the bronze medal.

Colin Gillespie and Alpha Diallo led the way with 24 and 23 points respectively as USA, who trailed after the third quarter, pulled away to run out 92-83 winners and ensure they left Lima with hardware.

It's the third Pan Am bronze medal in a row for the U.S.' ballers.

USA has won Pan American Games basketball gold a record eight times, but not since the Caracas 1983 Games when the team featured hoops legend Michael Jordan, and they again had to settle for third place, just as in the Toronto 2015 and Guadalajara 2011 Games.

Team USA in action against Puerto Rico in the bronze medal match at the Pan American Games Lima 2019.
Team USA in action against Puerto Rico in the bronze medal match at the Pan American Games Lima 2019.Team USA in action against Puerto Rico in the bronze medal match at the Pan American Games Lima 2019.

.“It has been exciting to come with your friends to play and take a medal home," Gillespie said. "We have played against professional teams and with big players, we are very happy.

“We have played very well, but I think Argentina and Puerto Rico are incredible teams. Argentina is an Olympic team, they have played together a long time. They were better than us [in the semifinal].”

This was an experimental U.S. side from just the 'Big East' conference, inexperienced young players between 19 and 22 years of age making their way in the NCAA.

They lacked leadership and teams like Argentina bullied them physically.

It will be interesting to see if they continue with this strategy of blooding youngsters at the Pan Ams in the future, but we'll see a very different USA at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China from August 31 to September 15.

Gillespie's assessment of Argentina proved to be spot on as they claimed gold by beating Puerto Rico 84-66 in the final.

The Argentines took a commanding 27-18 lead in the first quarter, and it was an advantage they never surrendered as they claimed their second Pan American Games title, and their first for 24 years since winning on home soil at Mar del Plata 1995.

Another medal added to the collection for NBA and Olympic star Luis Scola.

3:44pm - Brazil wins rhythmic gymnastics gold medal

Gold for Brazil! The knew it on the couch as soon as their score was announced.

24.250 is very difficult to beat, only a perfect routine would challenge that and Brazil were closest to perfection here in Peru today.

Silver is Mexico's who take home two gold medals and one silver from Lima 2019, bronze belongs to Cuba.

Here's how it finished:

  1. Brazil 24.250
  2. Mexico 23.050
  3. Cuba 22.200
  4. Venezuela 19.300
  5. USA 17.950
  6. Canada13.700
  7. Peru 11.900

3:41pm - Proud day for Peruvian gymnastics

They won't win, but the crowd absolutely love it.

A great learning experience for these girls, and exposure to this gymnastics discipline that will only strengthen the future of gymnastics in this country.

3:37pm - Rhythmic gymnastics

A penalty and a low execution score leaves Canada trailing, 13.700 puts them into last place.

  1. Brazil 24.250
  2. Mexico 23.050
  3. Cuba 22.200
  4. Venezuela 19.300
  5. USA 17.950

Hear them roar!

Peru take the stage.

3:27pm - Here come Mexico!

With two team gold medals already in the bank Mexico will be favourites here.

Three rings and two clubs are flying about gracefully here, some fine technical elements and good execution.

One club hits the mat but that should score highly.

A fine routine.

They await their scores.. and it's in:

23.050, they're into second. You should have seen the Brazilian girls after their score came out, a massive 24.150 left them ecstatic.

The current situation looking like this:

  1. Brazil 24.250
  2. Mexico 23.050
  3. Cuba 22.200
  4. Venezuela 19.300
  5. USA 17.950

Canada take the floor.

2:50pm - Rhythmic gymnastics

It's the final day today, and Evita Griskenas has won another gold medal, her third of the Games.

Amazing.

Griskenas took gold in the ribbon final, but there was joy too for her USA teammate Camilla Feeley who won the gold medal in Clubs.

Right now we're watching the group 3 hoops, 2 pairs of clubs final.

And Brazil have nailed their routine!

They're into first ahead of the USA. It stands:

  1. Brazil 24.250
  2. USA 17.950

Venezuela up now.

They look disappointed but 19.300 puts them into silver medal position ahead of the USA.

Cuba next.

Katriel de Souza is competing for Venezuela:

2:00pm - Water polo: Canada vs USA

Cuba-Mexico finished 13-4 to the Caribbean islanders and in an hour from now we'll have USA-Canada in the first of the men's prelims today.

A crucial clash that will tell us a lot about both teams, and a bit about the destiny of the Pan Am gold medal.

1:55pm - Trampoline's family affair

There's a brother, sister and mother all involved in the fight for Pan Am medals in the trampoline events.

It'll be intense today with the finals starting at 5pm in the Polideportivo El Salvador, but two Colombian gymnasts have an extra source of motivation: sibling rivalry.

Toronto 2015 bronze medalist Angel Hernandez takes to the stage in the men’s final, with sister Katish competing in the women’s final.

To add some more family feelings to the mix their mum, Katish Recalde, will be coaching them.

“Our relationship is very good, we are a strong family and we are happy with what we do,” said Angel Hernandez.

“We try not to talk much about the sport when we are out of the gym. Because we [me, my sister and my mom] are all in it, it can get a bit too much sometimes.”

As 24-year-old Angel aims for another Pan American Games medal at Lima 2019, his sister big Katish, 27, will be using his hopes as motivation for her.

“It always challenges me. I want to deliver, just like him. We are both very competitive and are always aiming for the best result,” she said.

As 24-year-old Angel aims for another Pan American Games medal at Lima 2019, his sister big Katish, 27, will be using his hopes as motivation for her.

“It always challenges me. I want to deliver, just like him. We are both very competitive and are always aiming for the best result,” she said.

“If we were not like that, we wouldn’t have achieved the things we have achieved so far.

“The scores in the qualifications were quite high, but the final is a whole new competition. We will both use our most difficult routines to get the best possible result. The form of the day will show who is the best [of us].”

Both gymnasts were born in Spain, where they first took up the sport, and it was that country for which they originally competed before switching allegiances to Colombia, the country of their mother’s birth, in 2013.

“On one hand, Spain was the country that raised me and let me start practicing the sport when I was younger. But I feel very grateful to compete for Colombia. It’s my homeland. They received me with open arms. I want to make them proud here,” said Angel.

“The competition is strong at the Pan American Games, but I am strong too. I am ready to battle for it. I can’t promise anything, but I want to be up on the podium again.”

The trampoline finals start at 17:00 at Polideportivo El Salvador.

1:15pm - Water polo results

Today is the second day of water polo prelims.

Yesterday Brazil, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico all won their first round matches on the women's side.

It was a similar story in the men's event, USA, Brazil, Canada all winning, but Argentina beat Mexico 13-11 on ater polo's first day.

This morning the second round of games is in play, in the opening game Puerto Rico topped Venezuela 9-5, Canada dominated hosts Peru winning 28-2 (Big cheers for both of Peru's goals, gotta love the Peru fans!), and the U.S. humbled Brazil 20-4.

Cuba are currently up 10-3 against Mexico with 5 minutes on the clock in the third quarter.

Can anyone stop a USA double?

12:47pm - Equestrian: Eve Jobs in action

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' youngest daughter Eve debuts in the equestrian jumping individual training competition for the USA today.

That takes place at the Army Equestrian School in Lima's La Molina district.

The competition has been on since 11am and Jobs is number 52 in the start order, riding her horse Venue D'Fees Des Hazalles.

From a young age Jobs has had a love of horses and a passion for equestrian competition.

"Riding a horse helps keep you humble ... That taught me independence, devotion and perseverance," Eve Jobs said in an interview in 2016.

The 21-year-old will have a chance to win a Pan American Games gold medal in the team final on Wednesday 7th August and the individual finals on Friday 9th.

12:30am - Equestrians on their way to Tokyo

The eventing individual and team events happened yesterday, the USA took gold in both, but it was joy for all podium finishers as they all qualified for Tokyo 2020!

The USA's Martin Boyd won the jumping final for the USA, her teammate Lynn Symansky took silver and Brazil's Carlos Parro wore bronze.

In the team jumping final it was a USA-Brazil-Canada 1-2-3.

Congratulations and see you all in Tokyo!

Smile, you're going to Tokyo! The equestrian eventing podium from Day 9 in jumping.
Smile, you're going to Tokyo! The equestrian eventing podium from Day 9 in jumping.Smile, you're going to Tokyo! The equestrian eventing podium from Day 9 in jumping.

12:20pm - Fencing underway

Prelims have lanced into action in Lima, the men's Epee and women's foil gold medals are going today.

Preliminaries and quarter finals go on until 3:30pm, then semi finals from 4pm with the two grand finals at 6:10pm and 6:45pm.

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12:01pm - First table tennis final decided

We've had mixed table tennis doubles semi-finals this morning that have given us our first table tennis finalists.

Brazil's Gustavo Tsuboi and Bruna Takahashi have beaten Puerto Rico's Brian Afanador and Adriana Diaz.

It finished 4 sets to 1, Brazil winning 7-11, 13-11, 15-13, 11-9, 11-7.

The other semi-final was a classic North American contest, Canada v America.

The Canadians took it also by a scoreline of 4-1.

Canadians Eugene Wang and Mo Zhang defeated Team USA's Kanak Jha and Yue Wu: 11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6.

Brazil vs. Canada will give us our first table tennis gold medal starting at 8pm this evening.

Adriana Diaz and Puerto Rico will paddle off against USA for bronze.

Adriana Diaz, the teenager inspiring Puerto Rico's

Adriana Diaz, the teenager inspiring Puerto Rico's "table tennis revolution"

11:30am - Women's hockey follows script

Argentina and USA are on course to meet in a seventh successive Pan American Games final.

Defending champions USA, and Toronto 2015 runners-up Argentina, are on course to meet in their seventh straight Pan American Games women's hockey final.

The two powerhouses will be joined in the semifinals by Chile and Canada on Tuesday 6 August at Campo de Hockey, Complejo Deportivo Vila Maria del Triunfo.

Toronto 2015 silver medalists Argentina will face Canada, who took bronze four years ago, as they seek a first gold since Rio 2007, having been beaten by USA in both Pan Americans Games finals since.

USA, meanwhile, will battle for a place in the gold medal match with Chile, who finished fourth four years ago.

Argentina and USA each won their three pool matches, playing in pool A and B respectively, and also enjoyed comfortable victories in their respective quarterfinals, with Argentina thrashing Peru 21-0, and USA beating Cuba 9-0.

The semifinal between Argentina and Canada will be a rematch of one of the pool matches, in which the Argentines ran out 3-0 winners.

Argentina holds the record for most gold medals in women's hockey at the Pan American Games, winning six since the sport was introduced to the program in Indianapolis 1987. The United States has won two, in 2011 and 2015.

The face-offs for the final begin with Argentina taking on Canada at 15:00, followed by Chile against USA at 17:15.

11am - Canoeist aiming for Wikipedia immortality

Nothing beats silver for Canada’s Lois Betteridge Sr. and Jr. famous gran and canoe paddler share passion for precious metal.

While most athletes strive to bring home the gold, for the grandmother of Canadian paddler Lois Betteridge, her silver in the women’s C1 at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games is a masterpiece.

The 90-year-old Lois Betteridge Sr. is an accomplished silversmith who has received the Order of Canada, among other top national awards.

Her passion for precious metals has passed on to her granddaughter, a 21-year-old paddler who has been hunting for some metal of her own at the Lima 2019 canoe slalom competition. On Sunday, Betteridge Jr. took silver in the women’s C1.

“My grandma is a master silversmith,” the athlete said. “From a very young age she just instilled being the best in whatever you’re doing. She doesn’t do a lot of sports. That was never her thing, but striving for excellence definitely was and that rubbed off on me.”

While Betteridge Sr. does not have sports hardware like her granddaughter, outdoor outings were a common family activity and a big reason why Betteridge Jr. chose swooshing down a white water course on a boat as her main calling.

“My family were very outdoorsy. Both sets of grandparents were very outdoorsy. My parents took that on and passed that on to me and my brother," she said. "We both grew up in canoes and at some point I started kayaking. Being in my own boat was pretty cool so I took it and ran.”

Betteridge Jr. was taken on canoe trips before she turned one. Twenty years later she is aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where women’s canoe will make its debut on the Olympic program.

There is more motivation to go to the Olympic Games than a mere chance to win some more precious metal. What Betteridge Jr. is really looking for is to have a Wikipedia page – like her grandmother.

“It’s a running joke in the family,” she said about her grandmother’s Internet fame.

“Maybe if I’m racing in Tokyo I’ll get a Wikipedia page.”

Who and what to look out for on Day 10

Puerto Rico could hardly be called a table tennis stronghold, but they have a rising star in Adriana Diaz. Ranked No.18 in the world. Diaz played at Rio 2016 at just 15.

Diaz has reached two semi-finals which will be played tomorrow: at 10am tomorrow in the mixed doubles semi-finals then again at 6pm in the women's doubles semi-finals.

And the U.S. has their own precocious paddler in Kanak Jha. The YOG bronze medallist also competed at Rio where he was the youngest athlete of the US delegation.

Jha is into the round of 16 and takes on Honduras' Jose You at 4:45pm

And there's even a good chance that Jha will play Diaz in the mixed doubles final tomorrow as the U.S. young star is also playing in the other mixed doubles semi-final that's up at 10am.

The final is set for 8:45pm.

On Lima 2019's final day of diving we'll see the women's 3m springboard final at 10am and the men's 10m platform final at 8:37pm exactly.

The equestrian competition will be sprinkled with a little U.S. mega-tech stardust today, the late co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs' daughter will compete at the Pan Americans today.

Her name is Eve Jobs and she'll ride at the Army Equestrian School in the jumping individual training competition starting at 11am.

The men's handball gold medal match goes down at 8:30pm between Argentina and Chile, the clubs, ribbon and group golds are up for grabs in rhythmic gymnastics from 1pm.

Can Mexico make it three gold medals from three group finals? They told two the secrets to their success yesterday (One of them is Candy Crush!).

Trampoline medals will be awarded tomorrow too, men's at 5pm and women's at 5:40pm.

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