LIMA (Reuters) – Cuba punched their way up the medal table picking up four golds and a silver in the boxing ring on Thursday but the United States continued to pull away and were closing in on 100 Pan Am Games medals after just six days of competition.
The Caribbean boxing powerhouse will feature a fighter in every men’s gold medal bout but one in Lima and are likely to add to their haul on Friday with no other nation able to match their roster of world and Olympic champions.
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Leading the way on Thursday was world and Olympic champion Julio Cesar La Cruz, while world champion Lazaro Alvarez, former Olympic champion Roniel Iglesias and super heavyweight Danier Pero all also fought their way to the top of the podium.
Cuba also grabbed a gold and silver in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol to cap their best day of the Games.
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Baseball may be the American pastime but Argentina rules when it comes to men’s softball and they beat the U.S. 5-0 to add Pan Am gold to the world championship title they won earlier this year.
Huemel Mata tossed a two-hitter while shortstop Gustavo Goddy drove in a pair of runs as Argentina blanked the U.S. for the third time in Lima after shutting out...
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