Pan American Games | Day 12 - As it happened

Highlights, results, and all the fun and Games from Wednesday 7th August at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Pan American Games 2019 highlights

Day 12 gave us the men's and women's 100m champions, the first ever mixed team swimming relay, a world record, a smashed racquetball glass wall, a USA swim team show, Elaine Thompson, Nathan Adrian, Mike Rodgers, Eve Jobs, and much more.

Tuesday 6th August was the 11th day of medals in Peru.

Scroll down to find out how it all happened.

Live Blog - Wednesday 7th August

10:25pm - It's the U.S.!

The USA wreak revenge on Brazil for last night's men's relay defeat by winning tonight's maiden mixed event, Brazil led for much of the race, but the U.S. took it home with a strong swim from Nathan Adrian and Lia Neal.

It finished:

  1. USA 3:24.84
  2. Brazil 3:25.97
  3. Mexico 3:31.36

A first Pan American Games gold medal for Nathan Adrian and Team USA in the first ever mixed relay race at Lima 2019.

Nathan Adrian, Michael Chadwick, Lia Neal, and Margo Geer win gold in the first ever Pan Am mixed relay.

On a historic day in the water, the U.S. took 5/6 gold medals on offer.

Adrian: "We want to make people sick of the American national anthem"

After the mixed relay celebrations, Adrian had this to say - last night he said losing to Brazil would inspire Team USA:

“I was right, look at that. Yesterday was a good day and today was a great day. So hopefully tomorrow gets better and the next day gets better and better, I think we’re just getting started.”

His goal was simple:

“Keep winning. Make people sick of the American national anthem. That’s the goal.”

Was it a relief when the U.S. touched first after Brazil led for much of the race?

“No I’m more excited. Saying the word relief makes it seem like we had these crazy expectations or whatever but I try to block all that out. 

“[I wanted to] really make it about the race that’s in front of me versus feeling the pressure. I’m old enough now to know that that doesn’t help me.”

And how is he feeling after his second race of the Games?

“It feels good. That was exciting in there [at the Centro Acuatico], there was a lot of energy. A lot of countries were having their chants and their songs and all that fun stuff. I really enjoy doing that.”

More swimming coming up mañana, check out what happens, as it happens, on tomorrow's live blog.

10:21pm - Mixed 4x100m freestlye final

'Peru, Peru, Peru,' chant the crowd but they have a tough ask with Brazil and the U.S. in the form they're in.

This is history in the making as the mixed relay makes its Pan Am debut,

All signs point to Brazil-USA battle for gold with Mexico and Canada swimming off for bronze.

Nathan Adrian, Michael Chadwick, Lia Neal, and Margo Geer line up for USA while have sprinters Breno Correia and Marcelo Chierighini partnering swim stars Etiene Medeiros and Larissa de Oliviera.

10:11pm - USA's double double

Men's 200m backstroke is another top two finish race for the U.S. who are on fire.

It's a repeat from Toronto 2015 where the U.S. also went 1-2.

21 year-old Daniel Carr wins the race, Nicholas Alexander is second and Brazilian Leonardo de Deus has more to celebrate after earned his 3rd-straight title in the 100 back final.

The 2015 bronze-medalist repeats that feat here in Lima.

  1. Daniel Carr (USA) 1:58.13
  2. Nicholas Alexander (USA) 1:58.30
  3. Leonardo Gomes de Deus (BRA) 1:58.73

10:06pm - Fernando Scheffer: "I did everything I planned"

Brazil's 200m free gold medal winner Fernando Scheffer was pumped after his swim too:

“I did everything I planned, I’m really calm and try to be focused during competition. I was really focused, I’m really happy to be here representing Brazil and being at my first Pan Am Game winning two test I think is a real good start.

"The team is really good, we are motivated and focused on the tournament”, he said.

9:58pm - Kendyl Stewart: "We are having fun!"

We caught up with Stewart after her 100m butterfly gold:

“It’s an honour to share the podium with Sarah [Gibson]. Even though this wasn’t my best time and I”m not satisfied enough, I won a medal and that’s important. We are having fun as a team and that’s good.”

9:49pm - Women's 200m backstroke: Guess who?

An unstoppable night of swimming so far from the United States women.

That's three finals, three golds, and six from a possible nine medals overall.

Alexandra Walsh and Isabelle Stadden go 1-2, MacKenzie Glover is adds a bronze to Canada's haul.

  1. Alexandra Walsh (USA) 2:08.30
  2. Isabelle Stadden (USA) 2:08.39
  3. MacKenzie Glover (CAN) 2:10.95

9:45pm - Arriba Peru!

Two more Peruvian swimmers in the pool soaking up the energy from the crowd.

To get the crowd feeling even more supportive the DJ plays the song of the Games:

9:40pm - Men's decathlon

Damian Warner defended his Toronto 2015 decathlon title tonight, big performance from him as he emerges victorious after 10 events.

Silver went to Grenada's Lindon Victor and Canada's Pierce LePage has a bronze medal check through customs on his way home.

9:26pm - Men's 100m Butterfly

Big noise from the Mexican contingent who have brought the maracas, and from Brazil who have a group of around 20 people dressed in full marine blue Atomic Ant superheroe suits with a yellow heart on the chest and the globe bit from the Brazilian flag.

Brilliant.

But it's another USA victory!

Thomas Shields takes the glory this time, there's a silver for Guatemala's Luis Carlos Martinez, and Brazil make the podium through Vinicius Lanza.

  1. Thomas Shields (USA) 51.59
  2. Luis Carlos Martinez (GUA) 51.63
  3. Vinicius Lanza (BRA) 51.88

'Mi Gente' by J Balvin and Willy William, Nicky Jam's 'El Perdón' featuring Enrique Iglesias, the hits are flowing.

9:19pm - Brazil table tennis gold

Brazil are having a sensational tournament in the pool, but it isn't just the sub-aquatic athletes shining, Hugo Calderano has just won table tennis gold.

The Dominican Republic's Wu Jiaji didn't make it easy for Brazil's paddler in a thrilling 7-setter.

Calderano eventually emerged victorious after an 11-8, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2 epic.

Bronze medals go to Kanak Jha, YOG bronze medallist, of the United States and Eugene Wang of Canada.

9:06pm - Women's 100m butterfly

The fans make some noise for noise for the two Peru swimmers, they come last, but still get a huge cheer.

Gotta love the Peruvian fans.

Another gold for the U.S. in the medal race who dominate the podium once more.

Gold for Kendyl Stewart and bronze for Sarah Gibson, they're split by Canada's silver medal winner Danielle Hanus.

That's Stewart's second gold of the Games after forming part of the USA relay team that took gold last night.

Scores:

  1. Kendyl Stewart (USA) 58.49
  2. Danielle Hanus (CAN) 58.93
  3. Sarah Gibson (USA) 59.11

We get treated to a bit of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' megahit 'Can't hold Us' - "so we put our hands up, like the ceiling can't hold ussss, like the ceiling can't hold uuuusss."

9:02pm - Game faces: Off

All this winning can become serious business but there's plenty of space for a few laughs too, here are a few photos of the athletes without their game faces on:

9pm - Meet Paola Moran

She used to be a volunteer carrying the athletes things, now they're carrying her things

8:44pm - Men's 200 free

Decibels rise as Peru finish in the top three of the B final, Joaquin Vargas delights the local fans.

Here comes the medal race.

We heard 'Carnaval de Arequipa' by Los Davalos pumping on the system, and it looks like we're set for another Brazilian Carnaval tonight, first and second place to the South American swim powerhouse.

  1. Fernando Muhlenberg (BRA) 1:46.68
  2. Breno Correia (BRA) 1:47.47
  3. Drew Kibler (USA) 1:47.71

8:45pm - USA 1-2 in first race of the night

U.S. swimmers dominated the women's 200m freestyle and took the top two medals to kickstart an exciting night of swimming.

Only 0.06 of a second between USA's Rasmus and Raab, a picture perfect finish for Rasmus.

This is how the scoreboard looks:

  1. Claire Rasmus (USA) 1:58.64
  2. Meaghan Raab (USA) 1:58. 70
  3. Larissa Martins de Oliveira (BRA) 1:59.78

Just like last night we'll have the swimmers racing while the music is blaring, that 200m free had a backing track of 'Hey Ya' by Outkast.

Absolute classic.

8:28pm - Swimming about to start

We're here at a rocking aquatics centre for the second evening of swimming finals.

Here's what's coming up:

Swim schedule day 2
Swim schedule day 2Swim schedule day 2

8:14pm - Racquetball clean sweep for Mexico!

Mexico have won all four racquetball finals today.

Paola Longoria started the spree in the morning winning the women's singles, Rodrigo Montoya then won the men's final, and he's won another in the doubles with teammate Javier Mar.

They Bolivia's Conrrado Moscoso and Roland Keller 15-10, 15-1. 

Third step on the podium is shared by Costa Rica and the United States.

7:59pm - Argentina eliminated after kit mix-up

Argentina showed up to their women's basketball group game with Colombia with the wrong shirt and have been forced to forfeit the game, which means they are out of the tournament.

There have been resignations in the Argentine camp, very sad for the players who train hard to get to tournaments like these.

Canada bounced back from their opening day defeat to Brazil with a win against Paraguay: 90-64

The USA eased past the Virgin Islands 103-55.

Brazil v Puerto Rico is coming up in just over 30 minutes, 9pm Lima time, that'll be a good game of ball.

Canada and Puerto Rico currently top their group while USA and Colombia are leading theirs.

7:45pm - Carl Lewis: "One problem"

We had Carl Lewis at the athletics stadium admitting there is one problem with Peru:

"Lima's been amazing, my first ever international event was here, the only problem is that the food is too good and I'm gaining too much weight!"

He was impressed by what he saw, "both 100m were outstanding," and Lewis handed out the medals to the winners.

He was full of praise again for the new facilities built for the Pan Ams:

"This is the best set-up and facility I've ever been to. The world needs to see more of Peru, I'm looking forward to coming back"

His final words on the PA system received a big roar: "Thank you everyone, keep cheering 'em on!"

7:37pm - Fencing gold for USA

Katharine Holmes of the United States triumphs in women's epee.

Holmes defeated Patrizia Piovesan Silva of Venezuela 14-10 in the gold medal match.

7:20pm - Pan Am Record!

Brazil's Darlan Romani warms up what's become a very chilly athletics stadium, temperatures are at 15 degrees Celsius, 59 Fahrenheit.

The men's shot putt gold belongs to Brazil, his 22.07m launch is a new Pan record.

Second and silver goes to USA's Jordan Geist who through 20.67 and bronze is property of Mexico's Uziel Muñoz Galarza.

One of the images of the day:

6:19pm - "I'm gonna cherish this gold medal" - Mike Rodgers

We also caught up with Mike Rodgers after his 100m win.

"I'm very good, my race was ok, not one of my better starts today but, I stayed focused and went through my phases, had a great transition to top end, won the race very comfortable, got my first Pan Am medal at my first Pan Ams and it was gold, it was very sweet and I'm very very happy."

The 34-year-old U.S. sprinter won his first outdoor individual gold medal.

"This is my first outdoor individual medal and to be at the Pan Ams on a big stage is very good, it's a blessing for me. I'm going to cherish this gold medal."

Despite the gold medal, Rodgers won't be going too crazy on the celebrations:

"I can't celebrate too much, I have the Diamond League finals and the World champs coming up, and tomorrow I want to celebrate double gold."

6:01pm - Thompson building up to Worlds

Elaine Thompson spoke to Olympic Channel after her women's 100m triumph:

OC: Congratulations!

ET: Thank you! I'm feeling great, this is my first Pan Ams, my first medal, I just came out here to this race as a build-up to the World Championships.

OC: How are you feeling before the World Champs?

ET: I don't have any world championships title, I came second in 2015 in the 200, 2017 I came 5th, so I came out here to build up to the worlds.

OC: You, Shelly-Ann, Natoya, is this the strongest women's Jamaican team you've ever seen?

ET: Ya, I've seen some strong teams, but I think we're strongest here.

5:42pm - First world record at Lima 2019

It's taken until Day 11, but a world record has fallen at the Pan American Games 2019 here in Peru.

USA Archer Brady Ellison took aim at the previous record shooting 702 from a possible 720 in the men's recurve

That beat the existing mark of 700, which was set by Kim WOOJIN (KOR) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and makes Ellison only the second recurve archer in history to break the 700-point barrier.

While some of the Caribbeans were shivering in the 17 degree temperatures at the athletics stadium, the weather was perfect for archery.

“I’ve been shooting good enough and I had the weather to do it and it’s nice to finally get it.”

“Boom, boom, boom, I shot 10, 10, 10 for the first three arrows. I was like, 'alright, just three good arrows. You’re not going to miss the gold'

Brady is a three-time Pan American Games gold medallist and is aiming at a fourth in Lima.

“This week I want the gold medal,” he said.

He'll take on Argentina's Kevin Sabado in the men's recurve individual 1/16 elimination round on Friday 9 August.

Archers take aim at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on August 07, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Archers take aim at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on August 07, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Archers take aim at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on August 07, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

5:29pm - Long jump: Gold for Cuba's Echeverria

8.27m in his fourth jump was enough to give Cuba's long jump star Pan Am gold.

Jamaica's Tajay Gayle secures silver with an 8.17 leap.

Uruguay's Emiliano Lasa Sanchez is third with a white flag on a 7.87 jump.

5:15pm - Equestrian: Brazil jump to Pan Am gold

Eduardo Menezes, Pedro Veniss, Rodrigo Lambre, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli secured gold on Day 12 in the team jumping event with Mexico second.

It was a team jumping bronze for Team USA, as Eve Jobs stood on the third step of the podium with Alex Granato, Lucy Deslauriers, and experienced Olympic champion Beezie Madden.

Jobs was smiling on her mare Venue d`Fees des Hazalles after her performance on the first day, but she was, as she said, very nervous before.

“I was a little nervous because I wanted to do my best for my team and for myself. Luckily, my mare was great, I can't be happier for that,” she said.

On Day 11, Tuesday 6th August, Jobs went through the 13 obstacle 570m course in 71.16 seconds to place 6th in the first qualifying round of individual jumping.

“It was my first time participating in the Pan American Games and my first time in Lima. It has been great and I hope it continues like this,” declared Jobs, who studies at Stanford University.

On her second day of performance, Eve helped the team bring home bronze.

Jobs was full of praise for her 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, after her second day of riding:

"I think my mare jumped fantastically and, although I could not jump two fences too well, I did it the best possible. I could not ask my mare for more.”

4:59pm - Men's 100m gold for USA

100m Pan Am gold for Mike Rodgers in 10.09.

5 golds brings them level with Cuba as the two nations who have won the most 100m titles in history at this continental competition.

It finished:

  1. Michael Rodgers (USA) 10.09
  2. Paolo Andre Camilo de Oli (BRA) 10.16
  3. Cejhae Greene (ANT) 10.23
Michael Rodgers wins the 100m for the USA at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Peru - August 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Henry Romero
Michael Rodgers wins the 100m for the USA at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Peru - August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry RomeroMichael Rodgers wins the 100m for the USA at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Peru - August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

4:44pm - Women's 100m: More joy for Jamaica

Elaine Thompson wins the women's 100m in 11.18!

It finished:

  1. Elaine Thompson (JAM) 11.18

  2. Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO) 11.27

  3. Vitoria Cristina Silva Rosa (BRA) 11.30

4:26pm - Goule: "I'm rejoicing"

Natoya Goule spoke to Olympic Channel right after her 800m gold win:

"Thank you very much, I'm feeling happy, I'm feeling good about today, you know, that I won, it wasn't the best time but I'm still rejoicing because I'm the first Jamaican to win a gold medal at the Pan Am Games, so I'm really excited about that."

Is that the first of many for Jamaica today?

"Definitely, definitely, there are so many more persons to run, you know, this is just the start."

Jamaica's Natoya Goule celebrates after winning the Women's 800m Final at Lima 2019 Pan American Games, Peru - August 7, 2019. the race. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Jamaica's Natoya Goule celebrates after winning the Women's 800m Final at Lima 2019 Pan American Games, Peru - August 7, 2019. the race. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoJamaica's Natoya Goule celebrates after winning the Women's 800m Final at Lima 2019 Pan American Games, Peru - August 7, 2019. the race. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

4:11pm - Long jump up in the air

8.09m for Echevarria in his first jump, the first man over 8m in Lima.

Jamaica's Tajay Gayle leaps into the lead!

8.17m

Dark horse?

His personal best is 8.30, but there's still a long way to go, six jumps each.

4:03pm - Gold for Goule in 800m!

Natoya Goule becomes Jamaica's gold medallist at the Lima 2019 Pan American games with a terrific run.

She was on the shoulder of her Cuban rival Rose Almanza until the final 20m, accelerating past her in the final few metres.

  1. Natoya Goule (JAM) 2:01.26
  2. Rose Almanza (CUB) 2:01.64
  3. Deborah Rodriguez (URU) 2:01.66
Exclusive! Goule praises Semenya:

Exclusive! Goule praises Semenya: "I admire her for her determination"

3:41 - Men's 400m semi-finals

Jhon Perlaza takes the first 400m semi, running 45.21, second is USA's Justin Robinson on 45.38.

Barbados' Jonathan Jones qualifies for the final too on 45.60.

The second semi-final, haha, Colombia's Anthony Zambrano has a cheeky look back at Grenada's Bralon Terrol who was leading until Zambrano blasted past him.

Track banter.

It finished:

  1. Anthony Zambrano (COL) 45.13
  2. Bralon Taplin (GRE) 45.38
  3. Demish Gay (JAM) 45.47

3:31pm - Long jump

Men's long jump is front centre right now.

Cuba's Juan Miguel Echevarria clear favourite here in the absence of defending champion Jeff Henderson.

The Cuban 20-year-old is world indoor champion and is just four centimeters adrift of the US jumper Henderson's 2019 world leading mark of 8.38m this season.

3:24pm - Women's 400m semi-finals

Shericka Jackson at a canter.

The Jamaican Rio silver and bronze medallist eased up and still took first first place in this 1st of 2 semi-finals in the athletics stadium.

An experienced run from the Jackson.

It finished:

  1. Shericka Jackson (JAM) 51.99
  2. Roxana Gomez (CUB) 52.04
  3. Jaide Stepter (USA) 52.17

The second semi-final is won by Mexico's Paola Moran.

  1. Paola Moran (MEX) 51.58
  2. Courtney Okolo (USA) 52.31
  3. Sada Amelia (BAR) 52.39

2:56pm - Table tennis: No sister act final

Today's semi-finals featured two teenage sisters from Puerto Rico, Melanie and Adriana Diaz (18) both came through yesterday's quarter finals.

The two made history when they won the doubles gold medal together yesterday.

The sisters overcame the top seeded United States partnership of Wu Yue and Lily Zhang (7-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8) to seal the title and bring unbridled joy to their faithful supporters.

This was Melanie's reaction when she beat Mexico's Yadira Silva 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 y 11-5, 10-12 and 12-10 in her quarter final yesterday.

Melanie Diaz of Puerto Rico celebrates during Women's Singles Quarterfinals of Table Tennis on Day 11 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Sports Center 3 of Villa Deportiva Nacional on August 06, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images)
Melanie Diaz of Puerto Rico celebrates during Women's Singles Quarterfinals of Table Tennis on Day 11 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Sports Center 3 of Villa Deportiva Nacional on August 06, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images)Melanie Diaz of Puerto Rico celebrates during Women's Singles Quarterfinals of Table Tennis on Day 11 of Lima 2019 Pan American Games at Sports Center 3 of Villa Deportiva Nacional on August 06, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images)

"The family is super happy," said Adriana yesterday, " who would have thought we'd achieve this in the Pan Americans. My mother must be... Today she'll pay for lunch!"

"I would love to play her in the final," Adriana carried on, "although there would be some contrasting feelings. If we do meet, I'll be out to bury her, same as she will be with me."

But there'll be no sister act final as Melanie has lost to USA's Yue Wu, 4-2.

Adriana however, will advance to the final after her 4-0 semi-final victory over Brazil's Bruna Takahashi, where she'll face Wu.

The men's final will be contested by Brazil's Hugo Calderano and Wu Jiayi from the Dominican Republic.

Adriana Diaz, the teenager inspiring Puerto Rico's

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

2:41pm - "I have glass pieces in my body"

“I am sad, I have a few pieces of glass in my body right now that I need to get taken care of,” Alvaro Beltran told Olympic Channel after losing the racquetball final to compatriot Montoya.

"The momentum changed after the accident," continued Beltran who won the first set, "that gave him a spark to come back and change the game. All the credit to him.”

Montoya said: "I focused more on my serve, it worked and finally I was able to win the match”

"It was a dream come true because it is the first time a Mexican has won a gold medal in men’s singles," added Montoya.

Beltran also told us that he will play on in the team event.

Lima 2019 - Racquetball - Men's Singles Gold Medal Match - Racquetball Courts, Lima, Peru - August 7, 2019. Mexico's Alvaro Beltran lies down after breaking a glass panel of the racquetball court during his Gold Medal Match against Mexico's Rodrigo Montoya. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo
Lima 2019 - Racquetball - Men's Singles Gold Medal Match - Racquetball Courts, Lima, Peru - August 7, 2019. Mexico's Alvaro Beltran lies down after breaking a glass panel of the racquetball court during his Gold Medal Match against Mexico's Rodrigo Montoya. REUTERS/Guadalupe PardoLima 2019 - Racquetball - Men's Singles Gold Medal Match - Racquetball Courts, Lima, Peru - August 7, 2019. Mexico's Alvaro Beltran lies down after breaking a glass panel of the racquetball court during his Gold Medal Match against Mexico's Rodrigo Montoya. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

2:35pm - Together we go further

Some great wall art up for the Lima 2019 in la Videna too.

The slogan reads 'Together we go further'.

Just to the right is the aquatics stadium and to the left the athletics where we'll see six gold medals awarded.

There's an extra incentive for the running events, the 100m for example, as Carl Lewis will hand out the medals.

WhatsApp Image 2019-08-07 at 21.33.40
WhatsApp Image 2019-08-07 at 21.33.40WhatsApp Image 2019-08-07 at 21.33.40

2:15pm - LA VIDENA

The National Sports Village LA VIDENA is the sports complex purpose-built for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and it's very impressive in first person.

Boasting three 'polideportivo' all-purpose stadiums, an aquatic centre with an Olympic pool, a velodrome, and a bowling centre.

Handball, Judo, artistic skating, badminton, table tennis, track cycling, artistic swimming, diving, swimming, bowling and all the athletics disciplines have been held within walking distance of each other.

Even Carl Lewis was impressed and Barcelona 1992 gold medallist Leroy Burrell said:

“We visited the stadium and I think it is impressive. There’s no national stadium in the United States like the one you have here (in Peru). It’s something to be proud of,” said Burrell.

Here's the map:

Lima's National Sports Village
Lima's National Sports VillageLima's National Sports Village

2:02pm - Damian Warner makes a statement

Canada's Damian Warner takes the the first 110m hurdles in the men's decathlon.

He goes 13.68s ahead of Canada teammate Pierce Lepage who clocked 14.15.

Warner is the Rio 2016 decathlon bronze medallist and defending champion from Toronto 2015.

Remember, the decathlon covers ten events, an amazing skill set required.

Strong start to the day.

Cuba's Leonel Suarez wins the second heat, going 14.81.

1.37pm - Mexico racquetball double!

Ok, we already knew that because both men's finalilists are Mexican, but that was dramatic.

Montoya cruises in tiebreak 11-0 to take gold.

Alvaro Beltran smashed the glass wall earlier in the game and was clearly injured.

He gets a silver lining and a lot of kudos from the crowd.

12:55am - Glass smashed in racquetball final!

Alvaro Beltran took the first set over Rodrigo Montoya 15-9, then crashed into the glass, smashing it!

He gets up gingerly but unclear if he'll continue.

He's talking to officials now.

He does carry on, and we have a change of court.

Resuming at 6-2 in favor of Montoya in second set. Montoya wins set 15-6. Decider coming.

11:41am - Racquetball gold for Longoria

Mexico has a chance to sweep all four racquetball gold medals today, and they've made a good start!

Racquetball royal Pao Longoria wins the women's singles 15-7, 15-9 over Maria Vargas of Argentina.

Men’s singles is a guaranteed gold for el tri (Mexico's nickname comes from their flag - the tricolour) as the men’s singles final is an all-Mexican matchup.

They are also in the two doubles finals with a clean sweep on the cards.

Pao Longoria dons Mexican sombrero in celebration after winning Pan Am gold in women's racquetball.
Pao Longoria dons Mexican sombrero in celebration after winning Pan Am gold in women's racquetball.Pao Longoria dons Mexican sombrero in celebration after winning Pan Am gold in women's racquetball.

11:24am - Track cycling: First gold medal of the day!

Rio 2016 team pursuit sillver medallist Chloe Dygert Owen has won the women's individual time trial.

The 22-year-old U.S. cyclist is already a 5-time world champion and adds Pan American gold to the collection.

Her time of 23:36.51 is comfortably better than silver medallist Teniel Campbell from Trinidad & Tobago who completed the 18.5km course in 24:50.24.

Dygert Owen looks in great shape after suffering a head injury last year.

Canada’s Laurie Jussaume takes bronze in 26:27.15.

11:09am - Big shots

Here are a few of the finest snaps from yesterday's action.

In the women's hockey semi-finals Argentina defeated Chile 3-1 to make the final, and they'll face Canada who overcame the U.S. 2-0.

Also featured here is Eliza Stone who won women's fencing gold in sabre, Argentina's Maria Perez took silver.

Colombia won their first women's basketball match against the Virgin Islands, 69-63, and the USA topped Argentina 70-62.

10:45am - Golden moment

Chantel Malone flew the flag for the British Virgin Islands yesterday by winning their first medal of the Pan Am Games - ever!

It was gold too!

10:30am - Team Effort

Ready for more collective and solo glory today?

Here's the Brazil team showing how it's done in rhythmic gymnastics:

What to look out for on Day 12

Cuba's 'Black Panther' Juan Miguel Echevarria in the final of the long jump at 3:35pm today, the young rising star could become best on the continent.

Remember when he nearly cleared the pit in 2018?

Pan American Games 2019 Women's 100m

The women's and men's 100m marquee finals are also up, in the absence of big guns like Justin Gatlin, Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman, there's an opportunity for others to shine.

The two fastest women in the world decided to troll live bloggers by trading places right before the start of the 100m semi-finals yesterday, Tuesday 6th August.

Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson ran the 100m semi-final and was the fastest qualifier finishing in 11.36sec.

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce will run the 200m semi-final on Thursday. Or at least that's the plan.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye recorded an 11:37 just behind Thompson, but anyone beating Rio 2016 champ Thompson would be a big shock.

  • Thompson completes historic Olympic sprint double

    Thompson completes historic Olympic sprint double

Men's 100m Lima 2019

The fastest man in the semi-finals was Brazilian Rodrigo Pereira Do Nascimiento who clocked 10.27secs.

But it's a tight field with Pereira's Brazilian teammate Paulo Andre Camilo de Oliveira, USA's Michael Rodgers, Antigua's Cejhae Greene and another U.S. sprinter Crayvon Gillespie all in the mix.

In other athletics events we'll see men's shotput, men's decathlon, men's long jump, and the women's 800m with Jamaica's Natoya Goule being the clear favourite.

Table tennis finals

There's a Tokyo ticket each there for the taking for the winners of the men's and women's finals, the semi-finals start at 10am and the finals are in the evening: 7:30-8:30pm.

Equestrian jumping final

We'll see medals tomorrow in equestrian jumping. Eve Jobs is out to make the individual final, her two-time Olympic champion teammate Beezie Madden is leading the individual from the 1st qualifier.

The 2nd qualifier starts at 10am this morning, as does the jumping team round 1 and the team medal final starts at 2pm.

Road racing begins at Lima 2019

Men's and women's time trials are sure to get the blood pumping on Wednesday, women's starts at 9am, the men's at 11.

Fencing

Women's Epee and men's sabre takes the stage today, the competition begins at 10am and culminates in champions being crowned - women at 6:10pm and men at 6:45pm.

Greco-Roman wrestling

We'll see medal events throughout the day from 60kg up to 97kg.

Archery begins tomorrow, as does women's volleyball while women's basketball enters its second day, basque pelota gets closer to the medals stages, and rowing, sailing, and women's softball continue their march towards the podium.

Set it to lock on the live blog to keep up with the best of the action.

MEMES!

We've selected a few funnies from the Lima 2019 Pan American Games that made us giggle.

Hope they make you do so too!

Think you can do better?

Send them to us on Twitter: @olympicchannel, Instagram: @olympicchannel, and Facebook: Olympic Channel

Enjoyed this story? Share it with your friends!