Saturday, August 9, 2014

2014 PASO Sports Festival - Results Summary

The Pan American Sport Organization (PASO) Sports Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico ended Friday, and we've got a rundown of all the medalists for you. This was a unique event held in advance of the 2015 Pan American Games to be held in Toronto next July.

Mexico was the big winners keeping five of the medals in the host country with Alvaro Beltran winning two gold - Men's Singles and Men's Doubles with Javier Moreno. Alexandra Herrera and Ximena Gonzalez won Women's Doubles with the other medals going to Daniel De La Rosa - a silver in Men's Singles - and a bronze to Sofia Rascon in Women's Singles.

Ecuador took the other gold medal, as Veronica Sotomayor won Women's Singles. She and Maria Paz Muñoz were bronze medalists in Women's Doubles. The Ecuador men - Fernando Rios and Jose Daniel Ugalde - earned bronze in Men's Doubles.

The USA got four medals - three from their men, including a silver and a bronze for Jake Bredenbeck in, respectively, Men's Singles and Doubles (with Jose Diaz) and a bronze for David Horn in Men's Singles. Rhonda Rajsich and Devon Pimentelli were silver medalist in Women's Doubles.

Maria Jose Vargas had a hand in winning both Argentina's medals, as she was silver medalist in Women's Singles and bronze medalist with Véronique Guillemette in Women's Doubles.

The final two bronze medals went to Frédérique Lambert of Canada in Women's Singles and to Costa Ricans Joaquin Solera and Andrés Aviles Solera in Men's Doubles.

This is the third international competition of the year following the Pan American Championships in April and the World Championships in June. There will be one more international competition with the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Velacruz, Mexico in November.

2014 PASO Sports Festival
Guadalajara, Mexico

Women's Singles

GOLD - Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador)
SILVER - María José Vargas (Argentina)
BRONZE - Sofia Rascon (Mexico) & Frédérique Lambert (Canada)

Women's Doubles

GOLD - Alexandra Herrara & Ximena Gonzalez (Mexico)
SILVER - Rhonda Rajsich & Devon Pimentelli (USA)
BRONZE - Maria Jose Vargas & Véronique Guillemette (Argentina) & Veronica Sotomayor & Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador)

Men's Singles

GOLD - Alvaro Beltran (Mexico)
SILVER - Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico)
BRONZE - Jake Bredenbeck (USA) & David Horn (USA)

Men's Doubles

GOLD - Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico)
SILVER - Jake Bredenbeck & Jose Diaz (USA)
BRONZE - Joaquin Solera & Andrés Aviles Solera (Costa Rica) & Fernando Rios & Jose Daniel Ugalde (Ecuador)

Medals by country

Mexico - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Ecuador - 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze
USA - 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
Argentina - 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Canada - 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze
Costa Rica - 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

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