2011 Pan Am Games / Juegos Panamericanos - Guadalajara, MEX

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Fergus, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    Bienvenidos!!!! :cheer2:

    Some wonderful person in YouTube world posted the entire Opening Ceremony. :)

    [Hint: If looking for Pan Am Games videos on YouTube, you'll probably find more by searching "Juegos Panamericanos".]

    Here's the official homepage.

    Celebramos!!! :biggrinbo
     
  2. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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  3. Fergus

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    First medals! Gold to Heather Irmiger (USA) for Women's X-Country Mountain Bike! Silver to Mexico, Bronze to Canada. :)

    Cesar Cielho ended up in the hospital for something, but should be ready to compete.

    And three naughty dopers have been tossed out! :cheer2:
     
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    LOL I thought Pan-Ams was just a gymnastics event until I saw this thread. I looked it up on Wikipedia. OMG looks amazing. Can't see me watching much. But some of the events you have look really cool. Roller skating and water skiing in particular.
     
  5. Fergus

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    Buenos dias, Guadalajara!

    Maria Luisa Calle (COL) wins Women's Cycling Individual Time Trial! Aw, she's crying during the medal ceremony. :cheer2:

    Lots of Prelims scheduled for the swimming pool today!

    Today's medals will include:

    Cycling
    Men's road time trial
    Women's road time trial
    Equestrian
    Team dressage
    Gymnastics
    Rhythmic group all-around
    Modern pentathlon
    Men's individual
    Shooting
    Men's 10 metre air pistol
    Women's 10 metre air pistol
    Swimming
    Women's 100 metre backstroke
    Women's 200 metre freestyle
    Men's 100 metre freestyle
    Men's 100 metre breaststroke
    Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
    Taekwondo
    Women's 57 kg
    Men's 68 kg

    I would humbly like to thank my high school Spanish teacher for being an evil bitch who worked us like a drill sergeant. I'll be damned if I don't understand almost everything the Spanish commentators are saying, thanks to her draconian teaching tactics. :cheer2:
     
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  6. Fergus

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    This dance routine is friggin' funny. I admire her dedication, she just hopped back out!
     
  7. Lara

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    I've been watching the rhythmic events - its great being in absolute no technik because I can enjoy the routines even though Americans supposedly suck compared to Eastern Europe. :lol:

    Hometown Mexican girl was leading the AA until the last clubs routine when she had two drops, shame.

    I only caught the second half of group today but especially enjoyed Cuba - the crowd must have too since their placement got booed!
     
  8. dots

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    Ouch! the poor dancer ! :eek:


    My grandma lives in Guadalajara!!!!!!! Vamos tapatios!!! :kickass:


    So who's representing the US in Gymnastics?
     
  9. Fergus

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    Ok, methinks the entire official website has crashed. :huh: :rofl:

    Pan Am Games! :cheer2:
     
  11. Fridge_Break

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    Got the live stream going at work :shuffle: It'll be my "whenever I'm bored aka 92% of the time" thing to pass time.
     
  12. Fergus

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    Terra USA has got extremely thorough live coverage from which to choose!

    Watching tennis at the moment. :watch: Fun stuff, though the camera-work is gonna force me to take a Dramamine. :yikes:
     
  13. Fergus

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    Medal Events Scheduled for Monday, Oct 17th:

    Cycling
    Men's team pursuit
    Men's team sprint
    Women's team sprint
    Gymnastics
    Women's rhythmic individual ball
    Women's rhythmic individual hoop
    Women's rhythmic group 5 balls
    Shooting
    Men's 10 metre air rifle
    Women's 10 metre air rifle
    Squash
    Men's singles
    Men's doubles
    Women's singles
    Women's doubles
    Swimming
    Men's 100 metre backstroke
    Men's 200 metre butterfly
    Women's 100 metre breaststroke
    Women's 400 metre freestyle
    Table tennis
    Men's team
    Women's team
    Taekwondo
    Women's 67 kg
    Men's 80 kg
     
  14. Braulio

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    Yes, Cynthia Valdez was leading but those drops were costly and she lost the gold medal to Julie Zetlin (USA)

    Anyway a good competition for Cynthia who is competing injured but since this are her last Panam Games and in her hometown she was not going that ankle injury to make her not compete

    Today she will have the opportunity to win 2 gold medals as the individual apparatus begin (she actually have the lead with ball, hoop and ribbon)
     
  15. Beefcake

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    Three (3!) World All-Around champions on the USA's "B" team! :lol:

    Crazy stuff.
     
  16. beepbeep

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    Marcel Sturmer's gear was stolen when he and his coach were on their way to the airport, to go to Mexico.

    Some guy got in the car, pointed a gun at the coach and she had to leave the car. The car was later found, but all of the stuff was gone: skates, costumes, etc. Fortunetely, no one was hurt.

    Neverthless, he went going to Mexico with an old costume and brand new (...and unbroken) skates.

    Wishing him all the best.
     
  17. barbk

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    Too bad Anna Li wasn't sent back from Japan as soon as Marta decided not to name her -- rather ridiculous that she's not getting any chance for international competition right now.
     
  18. Braulio

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    Mexico will play in the four finals of the Squash tournament!

    Unfortunately that is not an olympic discipline, we tend to do very will in Squash
     
  19. BigB08822

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    Don't forget, Memmel is not on the team anymore. She decided to have shoulder surgery after the training camps rather than risk further damage.
     
  20. Braulio

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    2 gold medals for Mexico in Squash (two more to get)
    3 golds for Argentina in Rowing

    In half an hour you could watch rhytmic gymnastics finals, trampoline qualification

    thus far taekwondo has been very exciting to watch
     
  21. Fridge_Break

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    Great way to end my work day! :D
     
  22. Garden Kitty

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    Over half the players at the recent under 17 world cup in Mexico tested positive for clenbuterol. 109 out of 208 samples, and players from 19 of the 24 teams. They've declined to prosecute because of strong evidence that the clen came from local food sources.

    I wonder if the athletes at the Games are avoiding beef or taking any other food precautions since there is still officially a zero threshold for clen, and someone testing positive could be banned barring an exceptional circumstance like the soccer incident.
     
  23. walei

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    Since we get zero coverage here in Asia :(...

    I will anxiously wait for the closing ceremony to see the Toronto 2015 handover!!
     
  24. AragornElessar

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    Congrats to Canada's Men's Dressage Team on their Silver, but especially for qualifying for London!!!

    HUGE step forward for the program and can't wait to see them next summer. For once, Dressage will get at least *some* coverage here in Canada instead of a blip on the Equestrian program in a Highlights package.

    AFAIK, no coverage here until the weekend on the CBC and w/me on Dial Up...Sigh!! :(

    Thanks Fergus for starting the thread. Between here and the CBC Sports website, will make up my following of the Games this time around.

    Of course, I completely and fully intend on attending *something* at the next Games in Toronto. :D
     
  25. Fergus

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    Cheers!

    Medal Events for Tuesday, October 18th:

    Cycling
    Women's team pursuit
    Women's sprint
    Gymnastics
    Women's rhythmic individual club
    Women's rhythmic individual ribbon
    Women's rhythmic group 3 ribbons + 2 hoops
    Men's trampoline
    Women's trampoline
    Rowing
    Women's single sculls
    Women's lightweight double sculls
    Men's coxless pair
    Men's quadruple sculls
    Men's lightweight double sculls
    Shooting
    Men's 50 metre pistol
    Women's trap
    Swimming
    Men's 200 metre freestyle
    Men's 200 metre breaststroke
    Men's 1500 metre freestyle
    Women's 200 metre individual medley
    Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
    Taekwondo
    Women's +67 kg
    Men's +80 kg

    Brazilian guys and American gals doing very well in the swimming pool!
     
  26. Fergus

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    Medal Events for Wednesday, October 18th:

    Badminton
    Men's doubles
    Women's doubles
    Cycling
    Men's sprint
    Men's Omnium
    Equestrian
    Individual dressage
    Shooting
    Men's 50 metre rifle prone
    Men's trap
    Women's 25 metre pistol
    Swimming
    Men's 200 metre individual medley
    Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay
    Women's 100 metre freestyle
    Women's 200 metre butterfly
    Women's 800 metre freestyle

    Yesterday:

    Canada once again proving itself to be the trampoline master of the universe! :cheer2:

    Swimmer Brett Fraser wins the Cayman Islands' first ever Pan American Games gold medal! He also set a new Games record in the Men's 200M Freestyle! Older brother Shaune Fraser wins the silver!
     
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  27. Domshabfan

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    Master of Pan-Am right, since chinese usually win gold and silver on both men and women's events at world and Olympics, Japanese men are strong enough to win the bronze.
     
  28. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    Oh, c'mon, Domsie! :lol: Seriously?

    Fun (/ obviously over-broad for effect) comments really can be left alone even when they claim :drama: North American success ... there is no absolute requirement that they be promptly smacked down.
     
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  30. Fergus

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    :biggrinbo :cheer2: Canada = Trampoline Masters of the Western Hemisphere! :cheer2: :biggrinbo