The USA dominated the second day of shooting Para sport competition at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games with gold medals in both of Sunday’s events.
Michael Tagliapietra won the mixed 25m sport pistol SH1 and Taylor Farmer took the top prize in the mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1.
Peru also had a lot to celebrate with Jorge Arcela taking the silver medal behind Farmer to give the hosts their first shooting medal of the Lima Games. The USA’s Kevin Nguyen took bronze.
“I am happy because I won a medal at the Las Palmas Air Base, where I once did military service with the Peruvian Air Force in the Land Operations group,” Arcela said.
“I am very happy, cheerful, motivated, and proud of everything.”
Meanwhile gold medallist Tagliapietra was not so pleased with his performance.
“It was not very good, except for the end result,” said the 52-year-old, who admitted he went through a big mental block in the early rounds.
“It’s been an ongoing thing for me, not just this match,” he said. “It’s been a struggle.”
Brazil’s Geraldo Rosenthal took silver in the mixed 25m sport pistol SH1, his second medal at Lima 2019, followed by Cuba’s Yenigladys Suarez with bronze.Full schedule and results are available on the Lima 2019 website.