Parapan American Games
23 August - 1 September

Lima 2019: Kevin Nguyen hits fourth gold for USA

Brazil also returns to top of the shooting podium on Parapan Am Games day three 27 Aug 2019
a male Para shooter biting a gold medal and smiling
Kevin Nguyen enjoys the taste of victory on the penultimate day of shooting at Lima 2019
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By NSLima2019 and APC

USA shooting made it four golds in three days at the Las Palmas Shooting Range thanks to Kevin Nguyen.

The Army veteran won the mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 on Monday with 244.2 points followed by Brazil’s Carlos Garletti (240.4) and USA’s Robert Beach (219.7).

Brazil then made it three golds in three days with Geraldo Rosenthal in the men’s 10m air pistol SH1 final. 

It was Rosenthal’s third medal and second gold in Lima. The Brazilian finished first with 232.0 points ahead of his compatriot Adriano Sergio (219.3).

The USA’s Michael Tagliapietra took the bronze medal with 201.5 points.

Now Rosenthal is setting his sights on the World Shooting Para Sports Championships in Sydney, Australia, in October and looking ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

“We are going with two other teammates to Australia for the World Champs and make sure we get the qualification [to Paralympics]. It is a different competition and it will be very difficult,” said the Brazilian.

The shooting Para sport competition at Lima 2019 wraps up on Tuesday with two final sets of medals up for grabs.