Santiago 2023 closed: USA wins medal table, 100+ places in Paris and sets new Pan American records

Santiago Cauldron 2023 during the closing ceremony. Reuters/Ivan Alvarado

The United States dominated the 2023 Pan American Games held from October 20 to November 5 in Santiago, Chile, a historic rivalry for the region given the number of spots it offered for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The United States delegation finished with 124 gold medals and a total of 286 medals, leaving behind Brazil (205) and Mexico (142), which completed the podium. Chile, which organized the Pan American Games for the first time, finished with its best performance in terms of the number of medals (79), but it was one gold away from equaling what it achieved four years ago in Lima.

The international figures in Santiago did not disappoint

Brazilian gymnast Rebecca Andrade She finished her first Pan American Games with two golds (beam and vault) and two silvers (uneven bars and team), while the Canadian swimmer Maggie MacNeil – Also in her debut – she won five gold medals (100 butterfly, 50 and 100 freestyle, 4 x 100 and 4 x 100 medley), one silver (4 x 100 medley) and one bronze (4 x 100 freestyle medley).

Another star of the Pan American Games was the Dominican runner Marilidi PaulinoWho won two golds (200 and 4×400 mixed), a silver (4×400) and a bronze (4×100) in athletics. Moreover, Mexican Paula LongoriaThe tennis legend added his eleventh title and was one title behind the Canadian Dennis ParkerShooter, the woman with the most gold medals in the history of the Pan American Games.

Pan American Games, immaculate record

In athletics, three Pan American records have been established: Argentina Bethlehem Casita He set a new Canadian record in the 3000 hurdles (9:41.45). Ethan Katzberg She did so in the hammer throw (80.96) and the Mexican Citlali Christian MoscotIn the marathon (2h 27:12).

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The Aquatic Center had 12 touchdowns and two scores MacNeil (100 freestyle with 53.64 and 100 butterfly with 56.94) is the highest medalist with seven. The others were also Canadian Sydney Pickrem (200 combined with 2:09.04) Brazilian Guilherme Costa (400 free with a time of 7:53.01 and 800 free with a time of 7:53.01) and All-American Big Madden (400 free with a time of 4:06.45), Rachel Steeg (1500 freestyle, time 16:13.59), Helen Noble (200 backstroke with a time of 2:08.03) and Jack Aikins (200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.58). In addition, Brazil set records in the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay (3:23.78) and men’s 4×200 freestyle relay (7:07.53), and the United States in the 4×100 medley freestyle (3:48.27).

In cycling, weightlifting, sports shooting and shooting, there were also new All-American records, and overall they were 36 records created in Santiago 2023which also included the debuts of three sports: Breaking, sport climbing and skiing.

Argentina He dominated a large part of team sports and won places in Paris Men’s and women’s field hockey and men’s handball. He also won in men’s basketball and rugby 7. Brazil qualified in women’s handball.

Santiago 2023 presented more than 100 Olympic Games sessions in 21 sports in an unprecedented event and Panam Sports hopes to add more sessions in Barranquilla 2027which has been confirmed as the next venue for the Pan American Games.

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