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Five Different Winners At Day Two Of Event Finals In Lima
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The second day of event finals at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru once more produced five different winners.

In the men’s vault final Audrys Nin from the Dominican Republic won the gold with a strong Dragulescu and a Kasamatsu 1 ½ twists which averaged 14.416. Jorge Vega from Argentina and Alejandro De La Cruz from Cuba took the silver and bronze with 14.383 and 14.183, respectively.

In the balance beam final Kara Eaker from the U.S. was a class above everyone else posting 15.266/6.6 (switch ring mount, ring leap, full turn leg up, front aerial to split ring to back handspring, side aerial to layout-layout, leap to side somie, switch ring to back handspring to back handspring swing down, switch leap to switch side and round off, ff, 2 ½ twists stuck) to easily win the title. Ellie Black from Canada took her fifth medal of the competition by winning the sliver medal with a 13.566/5.1, while Riley McCusker got her fourth medal at the event by taking the bronze with a 13.333/6.1.

In the parallel bars final Isaac Nunez from Mexico took the title with a routine with great amplitude posting 14.433/5.9 (peach half, peach, giant, Diamidov, uprise Suarez, front 1 ¼, big Bhavsar, Tippelt, Stutz, double pike with a hop). All-around champion from Brazil Caio Souza took the silver with a 14.366/6.1. Cameron Bock won the sole medal of the day for the U.S. men by taking the bronze with a 14.033/5.9.

Flavia Saraiva from Brazil competed nearly a flawless routine to open the women’s floor final (stuck double layout, full-in, 1 ½ to full, double pike) but her 13.766/5.2 was only good enough for the bronze medal. Kara Eaker produced a second very strong performance of the day with a front layout to double full to punch front, triple twist, 2 ½ to front full and stuck double pike to take the silver with a 13.8/5.4. Showing superb artistry Brooklyn Moors form Canada took the title despite stepping out of bound on her last pass (Podkopaeva-double front half out, front double full to front full, 2 ½ to front tuck).

The Brazilian men were spectacular on high bar taking one-two in the final. Francisco Barretto edged teammate Arthur Mariano 14.566/6.1 (Zou Li Min, Tkatchev to layout Tkatchev to Tkatchev half, Takemoto, layout Tkatchev half, Takemoto full to front giant grip, Yamawaki, stuck full twisting double layout) to 14.533 (Endo full to el, Takemoto, hop full, layout Tkatchev to Tkatchev to Tkatchev half, full twisting Jaeger, Takemoto full to Yamawaki, double twisting double layout). With a well-constructed routine Huber Godoy from Cuba took the bronze posting 14.2/5.7.

On the women’s side USA and Canada dominated the competition by winning seven medals each, Brazil three and Cuba one. While on the men’s side the dominant team was Brazil taking home eight medals (four gold, four silver).

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