PERU AND MEXICO TO COMPETE ON THIRD DAY OF MEN’S HANDBALL
The gold medalists in the diving, surfing, shooting and boxing competitions will be defined tomorrow, August 2.
The “blanquirroja” will do their best in handball. The Peruvian men’s handball team will take the field to face their Mexican counterpart at the National Sports Village (VIDENA), in this discipline's third day of competition at Lima 2019.
The match will start at 15:30, after the match between United States and Chile (13:00). Then, Argentina will face Cuba at 18:00. The last match of the day (Friday, August 2) will be between Brazil and Puerto Rico (20:30).
On August 2, many competitions will enter decisive or medal-definition stages. This is the case of diving where athletes will compete at the VIDENA as of 10:00 to earn Pan American medals in men’s and women’s categories.
Surfing will also have their women’s and men’s finals at the Punta Rocas Sports Center. Athletes will compete in stand up paddle (SUP) starting at 09:00. Tomorrow, Peruvian athlete Melanie Giunta will compete in the fourth repechage heat in women’s open.
Meanwhile, at 11:30, shooting will have its men’s finals in air rifle and women’s finals in skeet at the Las Palmas Air Base Shooting Range.
On the other hand, the ring of Miguel Grau Coliseum at Regional Sports Village in Callao will be the stage of a night full of jabs and uppercuts in boxing. As of 19:00, gold medal finals will be held in the men’s flyweight (46-49 kg), bantamweight (56 kg), welterweight (64 kg), and middleweight (75 kg) categories. In addition, the heavyweight match between Cuban Erislandy Savón Cotilla and Ecuadorian Julio César Castillo Gómez will also take place.
In the women’s category, athletes will compete for the gold in flyweight (48-51 kg), lightweight (57-60 kg), and middleweight (69-75 kg).
Meanwhile, the men’s basketball 5x5 matches of group B will start at 10:30 at the Eduardo Dibós Coliseum in San Borja, with a match between Uruguay and Dominican Republic. At 13:30, Mexico and Argentina will face each other. And at 18:30, Virgin Islands will compete against Venezuela for group A, and then Puerto Rico against United States for group B, which is the last match of the tournament’s preliminary rounds.
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From 10:05, the baseball stadium of the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center will be the stage of intense matches, which will determine the countries that will have a chance to pick up medals. Moreover, the Río Cañete in Lunahuaná will debut as the venue of men’s and women’s canoe slalom.
Track cycling competitions will take place at the velodrome of the VIDENA as of 11:05. The Army Equestrian School, in La Molina, will host the individual and team equestrian events. Rhythmic gymnastics will have the individual qualification competitions in hoop and ball at the Villa El Salvador Sports Center.
As for tennis, starting at 11:00, the quarterfinals of men’s and women's singles will take place at the Lawn Tennis Club, as well as the semifinals for men’s and women’s doubles.
Finally, the men’s preliminary rounds of volleyball will begin at 12:30 at the Callao Sports Center, with the participation of the Peruvian national team.