Pan Am Report

August 13, 1991

* Capsules of yesterday's events.

BOXING

* The boxers had mixed results. Aristead Clayton, on the losing end of some questionable judging, dropped a three-round decision in the 119-pound class to Mexico's Javier Calderon to become the fifth member of the 12-man U.S. boxing team eliminated in his first fight.

Teammate Patrice Brooks had a tougher battle with a stomach ailment that has been affecting U.S. fighters than he did his opening opponent. Brooks, weakened by a four-day bout with illness, took a 15-2 decision over Mark Richardson of Guyana in a lackluster fight at 132 pounds.

Cuban boxers rebounded from their first loss of the tournament a day earlier to win two more fights and boost the team record to 12-1.

BASEBALL

* The Dominican Republic had no trouble with Aruba, winning 7-1 and clinching a spot in the medals round, as well as an Olympic berth. Puerto Rico defeated Mexico 9-7, and Canada routed Netherlands Antilles 9-0.

BOWLING

* In the grand final, Patrick Healey of Wichita, Kan., was the men's winner. E. Piccini of Mexico upset Julie Gardner of Huntington Beach, Calif., to take the women's gold.

EQUESTRIAN

* Canada went 1-2 in individual show jumping. Danny Foster won the gold and Beth Underhill was second.

FENCING

* Cuba won the gold, the United States the silver and Canada got the bronze in the men's team sabre competition.

FIELD HOCKEY

* Argentina edged the United States 2-1. Cuba ripped Barbados 6-2 and moved into the medals round. Jamaica and Trinidad played a scoreless tie.

ROLLER HOCKEY

* The United States shut out Colombia 2-0 in the opening game, then Argentina took Chile 4-1 and Brazil routed Cuba 12-2.

SHOOTING

* Cuban Alfredo Torres edged Dean Clark of Nashville, Tenn., in a sudden-death skeet shootout as Clark missed his sixth shot. As Clark cleaned, sprayed and dismantled his 12-gauge shotgun, the jubilant fans carried Torres away on their shoulders.

The top three shooters in the competition -- Torres, Clark and Bill Roy of Colorado Springs, Colo., set world records with 224 total points.

In air rifle, the individual title went to Francis Allen of Vail, Colo., with 656 points. Scott Swinney, Manchester, Tenn., came in third and Troy Lawton, Columbus, Ga., was fourth, giving the Americans the team gold.

Also, in women's sport pistol, Margarita Tarragel of Cuba got the gold, followed by Connie Petracek, Nashville, Tenn., and Roxane Thompson, Falmouth, Va. Cuba edged the U.S. team by five points for the team crown.

SOFTBALL

* Cuba beat the Dominican Republic 8-1 to assure itself of at least a bronze medal in men's play. The Cubans must survive an afternoon game against the United States and then would play Canada for the gold medal.

Cuba got homers from Hedelio Gonzalez and Ilso Carcases.

The Americans lost for the second time in the tournament, both to Canada. Darren Zack won his fourth decision as the Canadians scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to an 8-3 victory.

TABLE TENNIS

* Insook Bhushan of Aurora, Colo., defeated Lily Hugh of Cocoa, Fla., 22-20, 21-10, 21-11 to win the women's singles crown. Hugh got the silver medal.

The men's singles championship went to Hugo Hoyama of Brazil.

VOLLEYBALL

* The U.S. men and women each moved to 2-1. The men beat Puerto Rico 3-1 (15-6, 15-9, 12-15, 15-2) and the women blanked Argentina 3-0 (15-7, 17-15, 15-4). Cuba's men blanked Argentina, too, 15-5, 15-9, 15-1.

Brazil's men routed Canada 3-0, winning 15-7, 15-5, 15-7. Canada's women then lost 3-0 to Peru (15-13, 15-4, 15-7).

Cuba's women defeated Brazil in the final match of the day, 16-14, 15-5, 15-10.

WATER POLO

* The Jamaicans continued to lose, and lose big, in the pool. This time Puerto Rico beat them 24-4. Also, Mexico beat Argentina 15-12, then the United States romped over Canada 15-1 to clinch a spot in the gold medal game. The Americans will play Cuba for the championship after the hosts beat Brazil 11-5.

The Americans, defending World Cup champions, have won the last three Pan Am titles.

Medal count

TOP 10

.. .. .. .. .. .. ..G ..S ..B ..Tot

UNITED STATES .. ..99 .98 .69 ..266

CUBA .. .. .. .. .113 .55 .55 ..223

CANADA .. .. .. .. 13 .29 .43 .. 85

MEXICO .. .. .. .. 15 .17 .29 .. 61

BRAZIL .. .. .. .. 14 .10 .25 .. 49

ARGENTINA .. .. .. .2 ..9 .19 .. 30

COLOMBIA .. .. .. ..3 .11 .14 .. 28

VENEZUELA .. .. .. .1 .11 .16 .. 28

PUERTO RICO .. .. ..2 ..4 ..5 .. 11

DOMINICAN REP .. .. 0 ..5 ..4 .. .9

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