Saturday, August 9, 2003
Updated: August 14, 12:24 AM ET
Tuesday: Glass, Mantia win inline skating golds
Jennifer Nichols (Cheyenne, Wyo.) set a Pan Ams record at 70
meters with a score of 332, snapping Denise Parker's record of 316
in 1991 in Cuba. Nichols finished the day in first place overall
with a total score of 658.
Stephanie Miller (Naperville, Ill.) was in fourth place with
626, and Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.) finished in the eighth
spot with 609.
Vic Wunderle (Mason City, Ill.), a winner of four Pan Ams golds
and two silvers, grabbed the men's lead with 639 points, while 1984
Olympian Glenn Meyers (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was fourth with 625.
Guy Krueger (Blessing, Texas) was fifth at 617.
Mexico won the bronze medal, beating Nicaragua 6-2. Mexico got
four runs in the first inning and led all the way.
Mexico finished at the top of Group A with a 2-1 record, which
included a 7-1 victory over defending champion Cuba. The Mexicans
then beat Guatemala in the quarterfinals before being knocked out
of contention for the gold by the United States in a 14-inning 3-2
Flyweight Raul Martinez (San Antonio) lost to Juan Carlos Payano
of the Dominican Republic. Martinez held a 2-1 lead after one
round, and the bout stayed close until the end, when Payano landed
two punches for an 18-17 victory.
Light welterweight Lamont Peterson (Washington D.C.) was easily
beaten by Patriz Lopez of Venezuela, 23-8.
Welterweight Juan McPherson (Cleveland) won his bout when
Mexico's Alfredo Angulo Lopez retired.
Heavyweight Devin Vargas (Toledo, Ohio) went down early, trailed
10-6 after one round, but came back in the following three rounds
before stopping Brazil's Alexsandro Cardoso.
Super heavyweight Jason Estrada (Providence, R.I.) beat
Sebastian Ceballo of Argentina, 26-8.
Cuba's Ahmed Lopez won the gold in the men's one-kilometer time
trial. Christian Stahl, of Bethany, Conn., was second and Bolivia's
Benjamin Martinez was third.
The U.S. men's team won the fifth-place game, defeating Trinidad
and Tobago 3-2. Barbados blanked the Dominican Republic 13-0 for
seventh place. In women's play, Canada beat Trinidad and Tobago 6-0
for fifth place, and Jamaica beat the Dominican Republic 7-0 for
Uruguay beat the U.S. women 35-21 for the bronze medal. Uruguay
scored the first six goals.
Lisa Eagen (Oskaloosa, Iowa), Keri Farley (Farmingville, N.Y.),
Alyssa McKenna (Staten Island, N.Y.) and rookie Brittane Martin
(Marietta, Ga.) led the Americans with three goals each.
Brazil routed Argentina 40-15 for the gold and an Olympic berth
Julie Glass (Olympia, Wash.) and Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) won
gold medals in inline speed skating.
Mantia, the only junior skater on the track, took both the men's
combined short distance races and the combined long distance
events. Glass won the women's combined long distance and earned
bronze in the combined short distance.
The other winner was Andrea Gonzalez of Argentina in the women's
In the 100-kilogram division, Martin Boonzaayer (Hoffman
Estates, Ill.), a 2000 Olympian who recently came out of
retirement, defeated Orlando Baccino of Argentina for a bronze
John Fonseca (Northbrook, Ill.) defeated Nelson Sandenberg of
Brazil 4-1 to win the gold medal at 80 kilograms. Cheryl Murphy
(Jamaica, N.Y.) earned bronze in the women's 58-kilo class.
Americans grabbed gold and silver in modern pentathlon, with
winner Vaho Iagorashvili (San Antonio) qualifying for the Athens
Olympics. He won a bronze medal in 1988.
Second was Chad Senior (Fort Myers, Fla.), 120 points behind.
All four American athletes competing in Santo Domingo took home
medals. Vaho's wife, Mary Beth, took bronze behind gold medalist
Anita Allen (Star City, Ind.).
Argentina's men stunned Colombia with a tying goal in the final seconds of the second half, then an overtime winner to win its semifinal 2-1. Colombia took the lead in the 70th minute as Abel Aguilar put in a rebound. But in the fifth minute of injury time,
Manuel Perrone, who came on as a substitute minutes earlier, sent a
looping header over goalkeeper Hector Landazuri into the top
The Colombian players reacted furiously to the amount of extra time played, and then were eliminated eight minutes into overtime when Franco Cangele scored with a header from a cross by Walter Garcia.
Argentina will face Brazil, which defeated Mexico 1-0, despite playing with 10 men after the 66th minute when defender Adailton was issued a red card. Dagoberto scored the lone goal late in the game, deftly flicking the ball over the Mexican goalkeeper before rolling it into the net.
The final is scheduled for Friday.
Canadian Shahier Razik beat countryman Graham Ryding to win the
gold in men's singles. Semifinals losers Preston Quick, Lakewood,
Colo., and Ronivaldo Conceicao of Brazil won bronze medals. In
women's singles, Latasia Khan, Seattle, beat Melanie Jans of
Canada, 9-2, 9-5, 3-9, 9-6, to win the gold. Marnie Baizley,
Canada, and Samantha Teran, Mexico, won bronzes. In team play, the
U.S. women routed Colombia to reach the semifinals.
A clean sweep for the United States.
Robert Margalis (St. Petersburg, Fla.) won the 400-meter
individual medley ahead of teammate Eric Donnelly (Gainesville,
Then Ben Michaelson (Seymour, Conn.) took the 100-meter
butterfly ahead of Jose Meolans of Argentina, setting a Pan Ams
record of 53.04 seconds.
In the women's 200 freestyle, Dana Vollmer (Fort Worth, Texas)
had a big margin over Colleen Lanne (Tucson, Ariz.). And in the 200
breaststroke, Alexandra Spann (Austin, Texas) beat two Canadians,
Lisa Blackburn and Kathleen Stoody.
Finally, the U.S. men won the 800 freestyle relay in a games
record 7:18.93. Relay swimmers were Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach,
Fla.); Bryan Goldberg (Hollywood, Fla.); Jeff Lee (Muncie, Ind.)
and Dan Ketchum (Cincinnati).
Gustavo Borges was part of Brazil's relay team that finished
second, giving him 16 Pan Ams medals.
Anna Kozlova (San Jose, Calif.) and Alison Bartosik (Santa
Clara, Calif.) placed first in the technical portion of duet with a
.167 margin over Canada's Fanny Letourneau and Courtenay
Stewart]who finished second with a 95.167.
Former Ohio State swimmers Carolina and Isabela Moraes, swimming
for their home country of Brazil, finished third.
The duet competition wraps up Thursday with the free event.
Three American women,Gao Jun Chang (Gaithersburg, Md.), Tawny
Banh (San Gabriel, Calif.) and Jasna Reed (Chicago, Ill.), reached
the quarterfinals. All three U.S. men, Eric Owens (Houston), David
Zhuang (West Windsor , N.J.), and Mark Hazinski (Mishawaka, Ind.)
Tara Nott (Stillwell, Kan.) won gold in the 48-kilogram class, lifting a total of 175 kilograms (385.8 pounds).
A former soccer player and gymnast, she won a gold medal in the Sydney Games in weightlifting, the first time the sport was held at the Olympics.