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Souza, Mariano Make History For Brazil At Pan Am Games
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Caio Souza and Arthur Nory Mariano made history for their country by capturing the gold and silver medals for Brazil in the all-around competition at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. No Brazilian men had ever medaled in the all-around competition previously.

Souza’s top score of the day on the third event, rings - 14.25/6.0, gave him the lead midway through the competition, which he would protect until the very end. The 25 year-old Brazilian concluded with a spectacular high bar routine (layout Tkatchev to Tkatchev ½, Kolman, Takemoto full to Yamawaki to Gienger, Takemoto half and double twisting double layout) for a 14.4/6.1 giving him a total of 83.5 for the historic win.

Mariano who matched the top score of the day on high bar at 14.4/5.5 for his triple Tkatchev combo and a Winkler (full twisting layout Jaeger) posted 82.95 for the silver. With a score of 82.2 Canadian Cory Paterson took the bronze. His teammate Rene Cournoyer finished fourth with a total of 82.075. After errors on pommel horse and p-bars Brody Malone from the U.S. posted 80.45 for fifth. Top qualifier Robert Neff from the U.S. had a bumpy start of the competition and finished in seventh scoring 79.7. Mexico’s best all-arounder Daniel Corral, fourth in qualifying, withdrew from the competition to concentrate on the event finals. His teammate Isaac Nunez finished in sixth with a score of 80.25.

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