Pan Am Games Report

August 09, 1991

Capsule of yesterday's events.


An inspired Ocky Clark and another American, Terril Davis, were 1-2 in the men's 800 meters at the Pan American Games as the United States had its best day in track and field. With victories by Jim Driscoll in the hammer throw and Pat Manson in the pole vault to boot, the United States took the lead in track medals from the Cubans 28-26, although Cuba still led in golds, 12-5.

Cuba's Ana Quirot and countrywoman Liliana Allen won their second gold medals of the games, as did Robson da Silva of Brazil. Quirot, who earlier had won the women's 400 meters with a games record time, won the 800 in 1:58.71, and da Silva captured the men's 200 after winning the 100.


* The United States swept the 30- and 50-meter archery events.

Early in the day, Janet Dykman of El Monte, Calif., and Denise Parker of South Jordan, Utah, tied for the women's 50 gold, with Dykman getting first place on the strength of more bull's-eyes.

L Eric Brumlow of Hickory Creek, Texas, got the men's 50 gold.

Then Parker won the 30-meter title and Kitty Frazier of Cross Lanes, W. Va., got the silver. The men's gold went to Ed Eliason of Stansbury Park, Utah, with Jay Barrs of Mesa, Ariz., second.


* Ramon Rivas, who went to Temple University, scored 17 points as Puerto Rico beat Uruguay 98-78. Venezuela then routed the Bahamas 98-81.

Brazil's women beat Argentina 83-56 to move to 4-0.


TC * Kendra Kneeland of Portland, Ore., won the individual pursuit 3,000-meter race, calling it "the best win I ever had."


* Steve Mormando of Jersey City, N.J., defeated Jean-Marie Banos of Canada for the sabre gold medal.


* Cuba swept the medals in men's all-around, with Erick Lopez taking the gold. The best the United States could do was fourth place.


* A 13-medal day for the Americans began in standard pistol, with Ed Suarez of Columbus, Ga., getting the gold and Don Nygord of La Crescenta, Calif., the bronze.

The U.S. men's team also won the three-position rifle, led by Michael Anti, Columbus, Ga.; Tom Tamas, Columbus, Ga.; and Robert Foth, Clarence, N.Y. Anti edged Tamas for the individual gold.

Foth won the small bore rifle standing position event and Tamas got the silver. Then Anti won his third gold of the day in the small bore rifle kneeling position event, with Tamas taking bronze.

Finally, Anti got his third individual title and fourth gold of the day by winning from the prone position and Tamas was second.


* Aside from the fourth no-hitter by the U.S. women, Netherlands Antilles scored two runs in the eighth inning to edge Nicaragua 6-4 in women's play. Sherry Howell's two-run homer won it.

Among the men, Canada needed nine innings to hand the U.S. team its first loss, 9-6. Bob Ginger, who earlier in the tournament had a no-hitter, was the loser.


* The U.S. duet of Dina Ulrich, Oxen Hill, Md., and Tia Harding of Longwood, Fla., won the gold medal, finishing ahead of Mexico and Canada.


* The United States shut out Cuba 3-0 for the gold medal. Diana Gee and Insook Bhushan won singles matches, then combined for a doubles victory.

But the American men fell to Brazil 3-0, their first loss of the Games.


* Donna Faber of Hilton Head, S.C., teamed with Pam Shriver, Lutherville, Md., to defeat Tayna Manibo and Anita Venner of the U.S. Virgin Islands 6-2, 6-0.

In the third round of men's play, Dave Di Lucia of Norristown, Pa., defeated Oliver Fernandez of Mexico, 6-1, 6-4.


* Cuba won its third straight game and handed the U.S. team its first loss, 25-16, as Julian Duranoma scored seven goals. The Americans, who still can make the medals round with a victory over Canada today -- if Cuba beats Brazil -- got five goals from Bryant Johnson.


* The United States eased past Mexico 16-6, continuing the strong play it showed earlier this summer in winning the FINA Cup.


* At 90 kilograms, Pedro Rodriguez of Cuba swept all three gold medals. The United States won a pair of silver, both by Bret Brian, Baton Rouge, La., and two bronzes, both by Paul Flescher, Northbrook, Ill.


* U.S. gold medalists -- there were four, while Cuba won six -- were Andy Seras of Schenectady, N.Y., (149 1/2 pounds); Randy Couture, Stillwater, Okla. (198); Matt Ghaffari of Chandler, Ariz. (super heavyweight); and Mark Fuller, Davis, Calif. (105 1/2 ).

Greco-Roman bronze medals went to Americans Frank Famiano of Brockport, N.Y., at 125 1/2 pounds, John Morgan of Minneapolis at 180 1/2 pounds and Shawn Sheldon of Albany, N.Y., at 114 1/2 pounds.

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