Pan Am recap

August 05, 1991

Capsules of yesterday's events on the second day of the Pan American Games:


The four-member American team of Jeanne Golay, Shari Rodgers, Jan Bolland and Dede Demet won a gold medal in the women's 50-kilometer cycling event time trial. The women's victory established a Pan American record with a time of 1:03:53. The women's team time trial is new to the Games this year.

The American men finished third behind Cuba and Colombia in the 100-kilometer race. The Cubans and Colombians had the same final time, but the tiebreaker (tenths of seconds) went to Cuba, 2:08:56.09 to 2:08:56.39.


Michael Herbert of Rogers, Ark., won the gold medal in the 1,000-meter kayak singles. Angel Perez took the silver and Paul Giles the bronze. Cuban president Fidel Castro presented Herbert's medal. Cuba dominated the other kayak and canoe events, winning the gold in singles, doubles and fours.


At Santiago De Cuba, the U.S. men's softball team, coming off a no-hitter by Bob Ginger, was a bit more generous. Al Rebling allowed two hits and struck out 17 as the Americans beat Panama 3-1.

The game was tied 1-1 until the seventh inning, when Bob Brush hit a two-run homer.

The women edged Canada 1-0 as Lisa Fernandez pitched a one-hitter. The only hit came in the seventh and last inning.

Suzy Brazney's RBI single in the first, the only hit for the United States, drove in the run.

Also in men's play, Mexico downed the Dominican Republic 8-3, Cuba romped over Aruba 21-5, and the Bahamas beat Argentina 5-0.

Among the women, it was Puerto Rico over Venezuela 3-2, the Dutch Antilles defeated the Bahamas 7-2, and Cuba over Nicaragua 4-1.


With the United States idle, the Dominican Republic edged Antilles 4-3, Cuba routed Nicaragua 14-6, and Mexico topped Aruba 8-1.


The United States, needing to win the gold medal to qualify for the 1992 Olympics, nearly stumbled before edging heavy underdog Argentina 22-21. Argentina led 13-12 at halftime and was tied 21-21 with three seconds to go. Bryant Johnson then fired in the winning goal.

Darrick Heath, Tom Fitzgerald and Craig Fitschen each had four goals for the Americans.

Cuba beat Canada 31-16.


After the figures competition, counting for 50 percent of the total score in solo, duet and team standings, Suzannah Dyroen of San Jose, Calif., was the leader. The U.S. team had the most points.


Cuba beat Canada 95-71 in women's basketball.

In men's play, it was the Bahamas 104, Argentina 96. Glenroy Ferguson had 38 points for the Bahamas. Ariel Bernardini also had 38 for Argentina. Also, Brazil beat Uruguay 94-72.


Argentina took a 3-0 victory over Mexico in women's field hockey, Canada routed Cuba 7-0 and Jamaica and Barbados tied 1-1.


Mexico eased past Haiti 6-1 as Jorge Castaneda scored twice. Cuba beat Nicaragua 4-1, with Ariel Alvarez scoring a pair.


The U.S. women jumped into first place in the team competition behind the strong performance of Stephanie Woods of Austin, Texas, who led all gymnasts after the compulsories. Woods had the highest score in floor exercise and balance beam.

The American women had 190.525 points, ahead of Cuba (187.800) and Brazil.

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