Team USA struck gold in the Men’s Doubles event of the XVIII Pan American Game as Chris Hanson & Todd Harrity recovered from a game down to overcome Canadians Shawn Delierre & Nick Sachvie 6-11, 11-5, 11-8 in 46 minutes in Lima, Peru.
The 3/4 seeded US pair made their breakthrough in the semi-finals where they despatched the second-seeded hosts’ Diego Elias & Alonso Escudero in straight games at the Villa Deportiva Nacional Videna.
After already tasking success in the women’s singles, USA also added two further gold medals to this year’s title haul after title triumphs in the Women’s Doubles event as well.
US women’s No.1 Amanda Sobhy added to her personal gold collection by partnering her younger sister Sabrina Sobhy to a straight games victory in the women’s doubles final in the Peruvian capital.
The top-seeded Sobhy siblings successfully retained the title won four years ago in Toronto by Amanda and former World No.1 Natalie Grainger when they beat Canadian pair Samantha Cornett & Danielle Letourneau 11-10, 11-8 in 24 minutes.
The World No.8 later told her Twitter followers: “Gold medal with the sis in the women’s doubles!!! Bringing this one home to the Sobhy household!”
Colombia claimed their first squash gold medal of the 2019 Games when Catalina Pelaez & Miguel Rodriguez justified their top-seeding in the Mixed Doubles by seeing off Diana Garcia & Alfredo Avila 11-10, 11-4 in the final.
The unseeded Mexican pairing claimed their surprise place in the final with successive victories over the No.2 seeds from Argentina and US duo Olivia Blatchford Clyne & Andrew Douglas, one of the 3/4 seeds, in the semi-finals.