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U.S. Wins Men's Team Gold at Pan Am Games
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The U.S. men won the team competition as the 2015 Pan American Games began Saturday in Toronto.

The U.S. men recaptured the team title as the 2015 Pan American Games began Saturday in Toronto.

Olympian Sam Mikulak led the U.S. men to its first victory at the Pan Am Games since the 1995 Pan Am Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The U.S. comfortably topped defending champion Brazil, 267.75-264.05. Defending all-around champion Jossimar Calvo led the Colombians to the bronze, one spot ahead of their 2011 finish.

Host Canada finished in fourth (258.35) ahead of Cuba (256.25) and Mexico (252.85). 2007 champions Puerto Rico finished seventh (246.95).

Competing in the first of two subdivisions on Saturday, the Americans managed to cover their mistakes with three solid scores on each event in a 5-4-3 competition format.

Cuba was the class of the second session, primarily because of rising star Manrique Larduet, and finished fifth with 256.25. Individually, Larduet, who turned 19 on Friday, led the individual qualification to Monday's all-around final with 90.25, followed by Mikulak (89.85), Calvo (88.75), Donnell Whittenburg (87.70) and Brazil's Caio Souza (87.20).

Larduet showed plenty of amplitude and attitude throughout the evening, exceeding 15.00 on every event but pommel horse (13.85). His tumbling was high and precise as he stuck his opening front double pike and Arabian double pike (15.15). His rings were a display of control and steady holds, and he scored 15.40 with a large hop on his layout double-double. His handspring-randi vault was huge and earned 15.20, but his best effort came on his final event, p-bars, where his 15.60 included excellent variety and stuck barani-out, after which he gestured to the crowd for applause.

Mikulak showed a new routine on p-bars that included a Bhavsar to glide, but he staggered backward after his double front dismount. He also cruised through his usual high bar set without issues until his knees appeared to touch the mat momentarily after his layout double-double. Whittenburg was consistent until high bar, where he peeled off on his Cassina, a recent addition to his routine.

Canada had a legitimate shot at a podium finish, but the team was shorthanded on pommel horse with only three gymnasts. Veteran Hugh Smith, 31, who drew loud cheers from the packed crowd, could have ranked higher than 10th in the all-around without his 11.80 on high bar. Meanwhile, 18-year-old René Cournoyer surprised with a steady 84.65 to sit eighth in the rankings.

The U.S. placed third at the last Pan American Games in 2011 in Guadalajara, behind winner Brazil and runner-up Puerto Rico. This time the Americans sent a stronger team, with Paul Ruggeri (also on the 2011 team), Marvin Kimble and Steven Legendre (replacing the injured John Orozco) completing the five-member squad.

The U.S. put up the top team totals on floor exercise, pommel horse and high bar. Brazil was first on still rings and vault, while Colombia outscored the field on parallel bars. Brazil's 45.050 on rings, led by the 15.800 from Olympic champion Arthur Zanetti, was the highest team total on any event.

Zanetti's 15.800 on rings was the highest individual score. Other top qualifiers were Larduet on floor exercise (15.150), Mexico's Daniel Corral on pommel horse (15.200), Brazil's Caio Souza on vault (15.225 average), and Calvo on both parallel bars (15.700) and high bar (15.450).

Competition continues Sunday with the women's team competition and individual qualification.

External Link: Official Website

2015 Pan American Games
July 11, Toronto

Men's TeamFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.United States44.6544.0544.7544.4044.9544.95267.75
2.Brazil41.8043.0545.0545.3544.5544.25264.05
3.Colombia40.1043.3043.9542.5545.5543.85259.30
4.Canada42.1541.6544.2544.1043.0543.15258.35
5.Cuba40.9537.1544.0045.2544.3544.55256.25
6.Mexico41.6039.9543.9042.8043.0041.60252.85
7.Puerto Rico42.0535.8544.0543.1040.1041.80246.95
8.Argentina40.7535.7040.6041.3541.3040.75240.45
9.Venezuela24.1038.3039.4040.6542.0038.30222.70
10.Chile27.3521.6039.9543.4526.7539.90199.00

Men's All-Around QualificationFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1.Manrique Larduet15.1513.8515.4015.2015.6015.0590.25
2.Sam Mikulak15.0014.8514.7514.6015.5515.1089.85
3.Jossimar Calvo13.8514.4514.7014.6015.7015.4588.75
4.Donnell Whittenburg14.9014.1515.4514.9014.9013.4087.70
5.Caio Souza13.6513.7514.6015.2015.4514.5587.20
6.Daniel Corral14.3015.2014.9513.7015.0013.4086.55
7.Lucas Bitencourt12.6514.3014.6515.1013.9014.7085.25
8.René Cournoyer13.3014.5514.2014.3514.2014.0584.65
9.Randy Leru13.0012.3514.3014.8014.5014.9083.85
10.Hugh Smith13.6014.1514.3514.8014.1511.8082.85
11.Angel Ramos14.0511.6513.4514.3013.8514.6081.90
12.Javier Cervantes12.4512.6514.2014.7513.8513.5581.45
13.Christian Bruno13.7012.1513.7514.5513.0513.8581.05
14.Nicolas Cordoba13.8012.9512.9513.4513.5514.1080.80
15.Federico Molinari13.5011.1015.1514.3513.2012.8080.10
16.Osvaldo Martinez13.4511.6512.5013.5514.5513.8579.55
17.Jostyn Fuenmayor12.5012.2513.9013.9513.8512.5078.95
18.Jorge Vega14.8510.8513.3014.4013.1512.2578.80
19.Daniel Gomez11.5012.1012.7014.0513.9014.3078.55
20.Joel Alvarez13.659.4513.5013.5513.7013.7077.55
21.Junior Rojo11.6011.8512.3513.9014.0513.6577.40
22.Tarik Soto12.7012.9012.8014.6012.0011.7076.70
23.Daniel Aguero14.2012.3510.9013.7512.5011.8575.55
24.Cristhian Meneses12.8510.3512.9513.9012.7011.2574.00
25.Mauricio Gallegos11.5513.4512.6013.6510.5511.7073.50
26.Kevin Lytwyn14.5014.9513.7014.6515.3073.10
27.Arthur Mariano14.2514.3015.1014.3515.0073.00
28.Pablo Velasquez12.2012.3012.3012.9011.3510.8571.90
29.Jorge Hugo Giraldo14.6014.2513.1015.3015.0014.4071.65
30.Jhonny Muñoz13.1513.9013.5014.5514.0069.10
31.Tristian Perez13.9012.3514.6513.2514.1568.30
32.Marco Riveros11.4010.0510.5012.6512.4011.1568.15
33.Kevin Espinosa12.5011.759.3012.6511.3510.5568.10
34.Jose Fuentes14.2013.1512.8014.1012.1566.40
35.Alexis Torres10.5515.0513.9512.8012.7565.10
36.Sandro Perez12.8012.9514.4013.5511.4065.10
37.Carlos Calvo10.5014.2513.3013.6513.3565.05
38.Rodolfo Bonilla12.859.8513.2014.0012.5562.45
39.Paul Ruggeri14.7514.9013.7515.4058.80
40.Francisco Junior14.4514.3514.7514.1557.70
41.Marvin Kimble15.0513.0514.5014.4557.05
42.Kevin Cerda14.4513.5514.3514.6557.00
43.Steven Legendre13.7513.2014.5514.5556.05
44.Rafael Rosendi10.9514.3014.2514.6054.10
45.Rafael Morales14.1011.8513.6014.1553.70
46.Arthur Zanetti13.9015.8014.7544.45
47.Scott Morgan14.0514.9514.9543.95
48.Didier Lugo13.1015.0014.4542.55
49.REYES Nin13.1013.8014.6541.55
50.NIN Ramos15.4013.0013.0541.45
51.Ken Ikeda12.9514.2013.8040.95
52.Javier Balboa12.1014.7514.0040.85
53.Bastian Salazar12.7014.7527.45
54.Juan Pablo Gonzalez14.1512.3526.50
55.Alberto Leyva0.0010.6515.2525.90
56.William Albert13.0513.05

Men's Floor Exercise QualificationDENDScore
1.Manrique Larduet6.58.65015.150Q
2.Sam Mikulak6.88.20015.000Q
3.Donnell Whittenburg6.88.10014.900Q
4.Jorge Vega6.68.3500.114.850Q
5.Paul Ruggeri6.78.05014.750
6.Kevin Lytwyn6.48.2000.114.500Q
7.Kevin Cerda6.18.35014.450Q
8.Daniel Corral6.28.10014.300Q
9.Arthur Mariano6.38.2500.314.250Q
10.Daniel Aguero6.28.00014.200R
11.Rafael Morales5.98.20014.100R
12.Angel Ramos6.08.05014.050R
13.Scott Morgan6.67.45014.050
14.Tristian Perez6.17.80013.900
15.Arthur Zanetti6.37.7000.113.900
16.Jossimar Calvo6.37.8500.313.850
17.Nicolas Cordoba5.48.40013.800
18.Steven Legendre6.96.85013.750
19.Christian Bruno5.68.10013.700
20.Joel Alvarez5.28.45013.650
21.Caio Souza6.57.4500.313.650
22.Hugh Smith5.98.0000.313.600
23.Federico Molinari4.88.70013.500
24.Osvaldo Martinez4.88.65013.450
25.René Cournoyer6.07.6000.313.300
26.Jhonny Muñoz5.57.7500.113.150
27.REYES Nin6.47.2000.513.100
28.Didier Lugo6.07.10013.100
29.Randy Leru6.56.8000.313.000
30.Cristhian Meneses5.57.6500.312.850
31.Rodolfo Bonilla5.47.5500.112.85
32.Sandro Perez5.97.7000.812.800
33.Tarik Soto5.96.80012.700
34.Lucas Bitencourt6.26.9500.512.650
35.Kevin Espinosa4.48.10012.500
36.Jostyn Fuenmayor5.27.30012.500
37.Javier Cervantes5.86.65012.450
38.Pablo Velasquez5.07.20012.200
39.Junior Rojo5.66.1000.111.600
40.Mauricio Gallegos5.06.55011.550
41.Daniel Gomez6.05.8000.311.50
42.Marco Riveros4.07.5000.111.400
43.Carlos Calvo5.85.3000.610.50
44.Alberto Leyva0.00.0000.000

Pommel Horse QualificationDENDScore
1.Daniel Corral6.48.80015.200Q
2.Marvin Kimble6.68.45015.050Q
3.Sam Mikulak6.18.75014.850Q
4.Jorge Hugo Giraldo6.08.60014.600Q
5.René Cournoyer6.48.15014.550Q
6.Francisco Junior5.98.55014.450Q
7.Jossimar Calvo6.48.05014.450Q
8.Lucas Bitencourt5.88.50014.300Q
9.Arthur Mariano6.18.20014.300
10.Carlos Calvo6.08.25014.250
11.Jose Fuentes6.08.20014.200R
12.Donnell Whittenburg5.98.25014.150
13.Hugh Smith6.08.15014.150R
14.Jhonny Muñoz6.17.80013.900
15.Manrique Larduet6.17.75013.850R
16.Caio Souza5.58.25013.750
17.Mauricio Gallegos5.48.05013.450
18.Steven Legendre5.57.70013.200
19.Nicolas Cordoba5.37.65012.950
20.Ken Ikeda5.97.05012.950
21.Tarik Soto5.17.80012.900
22.Javier Cervantes6.16.55012.650
23.Daniel Aguero4.57.85012.350
24.Randy Leru4.67.75012.350
25.Tristian Perez5.07.35012.350
26.Pablo Velasquez5.17.20012.300
27.Jostyn Fuenmayor5.46.85012.250
28.Christian Bruno4.77.45012.150
29.Javier Balboa4.87.30012.100
30.Daniel Gomez5.17.00012.100
31.Junior Rojo5.16.75011.850
32.Rafael Morales5.46.45011.850
33.Kevin Espinosa3.68.15011.750
34.Osvaldo Martinez4.76.95011.650
35.Angel Ramos5.75.95011.650
36.Federico Molinari3.97.20011.100
37.Rafael Rosendi4.86.15010.950
38.Jorge Vega3.96.95010.850
39.Alberto Leyva4.36.35010.650
40.Alexis Torres4.85.75010.550
41.Cristhian Meneses3.27.15010.350
42.Marco Riveros3.66.45010.050
43.Rodolfo Bonilla4.15.7509.850
44.Joel Alvarez4.94.5509.450

Still Rings QualificationDENDScore
1.Arthur Zanetti6.89.00015.800Q
2.Donnell Whittenburg6.78.75015.450Q
3.Manrique Larduet6.78.70015.400Q
4.NIN Ramos6.88.60015.400Q
5.Federico Molinari6.58.65015.150Q
6.Alexis Torres6.68.45015.050Q
7.Didier Lugo6.68.40015.000Q
8.Kevin Lytwyn6.28.75014.950Q
9.Daniel Corral6.38.65014.950R
10.Scott Morgan6.58.45014.950R
11.Sam Mikulak6.18.65014.750R
12.Javier Balboa6.28.55014.750
13.Jossimar Calvo5.98.80014.700
14.Lucas Bitencourt6.18.55014.650
15.Caio Souza6.08.60014.600
16.Steven Legendre6.18.45014.550
17.Hugh Smith5.78.65014.350
18.Francisco Junior6.18.25014.350
19.Randy Leru5.78.60014.300
20.Rafael Rosendi6.08.30014.300
21.Jorge Hugo Giraldo5.88.45014.250
22.René Cournoyer5.68.60014.200
23.Javier Cervantes5.98.30014.200
24.Jostyn Fuenmayor5.98.00013.900
25.Christian Bruno5.58.25013.750
26.Rafael Morales5.68.00013.600
27.Kevin Cerda5.18.45013.550
28.Joel Alvarez5.28.30013.500
29.Angel Ramos5.28.25013.450
30.Jorge Vega5.67.70013.300
31.Carlos Calvo6.07.30013.300
32.Jose Fuentes5.18.05013.150
33.William Albert5.67.45013.050
33.Marvin Kimble5.67.45013.050
35.Nicolas Cordoba4.58.45012.950
36.Cristhian Meneses4.68.35012.950
37.Sandro Perez5.67.35012.950
38.Tarik Soto4.68.20012.800
39.Bastian Salazar4.68.10012.700
40.Daniel Gomez5.37.40012.700
41.Mauricio Gallegos4.18.50012.600
42.Osvaldo Martinez4.08.50012.500
43.Junior Rojo5.27.15012.350
44.Pablo Velasquez4.47.90012.300
45.Daniel Aguero4.46.50010.900
46.Marco Riveros2.77.80010.500

Men's Vault QualificationDENDScoreAverage
1.Caio Souza5.69.60015.20015.225Q
6.09.25015.250
2.Manrique Larduet6.09.20015.20014.950Q
6.08.8000.114.700
3.Arthur Mariano5.69.50015.10014.900Q
5.49.30014.700
4.Donnell Whittenburg6.08.90014.90014.875Q
5.69.25014.850
5.Alberto Leyva6.09.25015.25014.800Q
5.29.15014.350
6.Paul Ruggeri5.89.2000.114.90014.800Q
5.69.2000.114.700
7.Scott Morgan5.69.35014.95014.775Q
5.69.1000.114.600
8.Jorge Vega5.69.1000.314.40014.750Q
5.69.50015.100
9.Randy Leru5.69.20014.80014.650
5.29.30014.500
10.Tarik Soto5.49.20014.60014.375R
5.29.0500.114.150
11.Javier Cervantes5.69.15014.75014.050R
5.68.0500.313.350
12.Nin Reyes6.08.1000.313.80013.875R
5.68.35013.950
13.Cristhian Meneses5.28.70013.90013.850
5.28.7000.113.800
14.Daniel Gomez5.28.9500.114.05013.825
4.49.20013.600
15.Bastian Salazar5.69.15014.75013.800
5.27.9500.312.850
16.Junior Rojo5.68.30013.90013.650
4.49.1000.113.400
17.Daniel Aguero5.28.8500.313.75013.650
4.49.15013.550
18.Juan Pablo Gonzalez5.28.95014.15012.400
5.27.7502.310.650

Parallel Bars QualificationDENDScore
1.Jossimar Calvo6.88.90015.700Q
2.Manrique Larduet6.78.90015.600Q
3.Sam Mikulak6.78.85015.550Q
4.Caio Souza6.58.95015.450Q
5.Jorge Hugo Giraldo6.48.90015.300Q
6.Daniel Corral6.78.30015.000Q
7.Donnell Whittenburg6.58.40014.900Q
8.Francisco Junior6.48.35014.750Q
9.Kevin Lytwyn5.98.75014.650R
10.Osvaldo Martinez5.68.95014.550R
11.Jhonny Muñoz5.98.65014.550
12.Marvin Kimble6.08.50014.500
13.Randy Leru6.58.00014.500R
14.Arthur Mariano5.78.65014.350
15.Rafael Rosendi6.57.75014.250
16.René Cournoyer5.19.10014.200
17.Ken Ikeda6.08.20014.200
18.Hugh Smith5.28.95014.150
19.Jose Fuentes6.27.90014.100
20.Junior Rojo5.98.15014.050
21.Rodolfo Bonilla5.58.50014.000
22.Javier Balboa6.27.80014.000
23.Daniel Gomez5.88.10013.900
24.Lucas Bitencourt6.07.90013.900
25.Jostyn Fuenmayor5.68.25013.850
26.Javier Cervantes5.78.15013.850
26.Angel Ramos5.78.15013.850
28.Paul Ruggeri6.47.35013.750
29.Joel Alvarez5.78.00013.700
30.Carlos Calvo6.27.45013.650
31.Nicolas Cordoba5.18.45013.550
32.Sandro Perez6.57.05013.550
33.Tristian Perez5.77.55013.250
34.Federico Molinari5.37.90013.200
35.Jorge Vega5.08.15013.150
36.Christian Bruno5.08.05013.050
37.NIN Ramos5.47.60013.000
38.Alexis Torres6.26.60012.800
39.Cristhian Meneses4.68.10012.700
40.Daniel Aguero5.37.20012.500
41.Marco Riveros3.88.60012.400
42.Tarik Soto4.87.20012.000
43.Pablo Velasquez4.46.95011.350
43.Kevin Espinosa4.46.95011.350
45.Mauricio Gallegos4.75.85010.550

High Bar QualificationDENDScore
1.Jossimar Calvo7.18.35015.450Q
2.Paul Ruggeri6.98.50015.400Q
3.Kevin Lytwyn6.88.50015.300Q
4.Sam Mikulak6.98.20015.100Q
5.Manrique Larduet6.78.35015.050Q
6.Arthur Mariano6.48.60015.000Q
7.Randy Leru6.68.30014.900Q
8.Lucas Bitencourt6.18.60014.700Q
9.Kevin Cerda6.18.55014.650R
10.REYES Nin6.58.15014.650R
11.Rafael Rosendi5.88.80014.600
12.Angel Ramos6.48.20014.600R
13.Caio Souza6.38.25014.550
14.Marvin Kimble6.48.05014.450
15.Jorge Hugo Giraldo6.18.30014.400
16.Daniel Gomez5.88.50014.300
17.Tristian Perez5.88.35014.150
18.Francisco Junior6.57.65014.150
19.Nicolas Cordoba5.98.20014.100
20.René Cournoyer5.48.65014.050
21.Jhonny Muñoz5.88.20014.000
22.Christian Bruno5.48.45013.850
23.Osvaldo Martinez5.78.15013.850
24.Ken Ikeda5.68.20013.800
25.Joel Alvarez5.87.90013.700
26.Junior Rojo5.28.45013.650
27.Javier Cervantes5.38.25013.550
28.Daniel Corral5.38.10013.400
29.Donnell Whittenburg6.17.30013.400
30.Carlos Calvo6.27.15013.350
31.NIN Ramos5.57.55013.050
32.Federico Molinari4.78.10012.800
33.Alexis Torres5.77.05012.750
34.Rodolfo Bonilla5.66.95012.550
35.Jostyn Fuenmayor4.87.70012.500
36.Juan Pablo Gonzalez4.77.65012.350
37.Jorge Vega4.67.65012.250
38.Jose Fuentes5.36.85012.150
39.Daniel Aguero4.87.05011.850
40.Hugh Smith4.96.90011.800
41.Mauricio Gallegos5.06.70011.700
42.Tarik Soto5.46.30011.700
43.Sandro Perez4.17.30011.400
44.Cristhian Meneses4.27.05011.250
45.Marco Riveros3.57.65011.150
46.Pablo Velasquez3.17.75010.850

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