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Posted August 12, 2003 by publisher in Cuban Sports

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By Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

MEDALS COUNT

The United States stretched its medals lead with 167: 69 golds, 50 silvers and 48 bronzes. Cuba is next at 110: 53-29-28.

TOP U.S. PERFORMANCES

Lori Harrigan (Las Vegas) pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts for her second Pan Ams win as the U.S. women finished softball round-robin play with a 7-0 victory over Colombia. The Americans go into the semifinals Wednesday against second-seeded Dominican Republic as the top seed.
Mark Gangloff of Akron, Ohio, set a Pan Ams record in the 100-meter breaststroke of 1 minute, .95 seconds. He broke the mark of Ed Moses set four years ago.

Handball goalie Danny Hennessey of New York swatted away five penalty shots in the Americans’ 25-23 victory over Uruguay for the bronze medal.

STARS

Jose Serpa of Colombia edged Chris Baldwin of Boulder to win the men’s 50-kilometer time trial.

George Bovell won the men’s 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 48.90 seconds. Last month in Barcelona at the world championships, Bovell finished third in the 200 individual medley as American Michael Phelps set a world record. As a first-year student at Auburn, Bovell set a college record in the 200 IM in March.

Brazil got two goals from Marta to reach the final in women’s soccer with a 2-1 win over Argentina. Canada beat Mexico 3-2 in the other semifinal.

HISTORY

Brazil, which finished second in the last three Pan Ams handball competitions, earned a berth in the Athens Olympics by beating Argentina 31-30 in a double-overtime thriller. Gustavo Sliva’s goal with 25 seconds to go won it.

LOOKAHEAD

The United States plays Cuba for gold in baseball and the women’s team handball squad faced Uruguay for bronze. Weightlifting begins and swimming has five more finals.

QUOTE

‘‘Thanks to Brazil for giving me this opportunity. Winning a medal in an international event was my biggest dream. This was an opportunity my own country didn’t give me.’’ Harvard graduate Samantha Harvey of New York, who won a silver medal for Brazil in modern pentathlon four years after finishing fourth for the United States at the Winnipeg Games.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on August 19, 2004 by amelia

    I love George Bovell he third.He is the most handsome guy i have ever seen.Can you send me some pictures of him.Please


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