Neff, McCusker, Wong win event medals at 2019 Pan Am Games
posted on 07/30/2019

© Ricardo Bufolin

LIMA, Peru, July 30, 2019 – Riley McCusker of Brielle, N.J./MG Elite, and Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, went one-two in the women’s uneven bars final, and Robert Neff of Brookfield, Wis./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, won the silver medal for both the floor exercise and the pommel horse at the 2019 Pan American Games at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru. Competition concludes tomorrow with the final day of individual event finals at 1 p.m. CT. The USA is competing in three events tomorrow, which U.S. fans can watch live on ESPN3 and on ESPN Desportes beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Rhythmic gymnastics (Aug. 3-5) and trampoline (Aug. 4-5) follow the conclusion of artistic gymnastics.

Tomorrow, the USA is competing in three of the five events: men’s parallel bars, Cameron Bock of Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan, and Brody Malone of Summerville, Ga./Stanford University; and women’s balance beam and floor exercise, McCusker and Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express. Genki Suzuki of North Wales, Pa./University of Oklahoma, and Grant Breckenridge of Libertyville, Ill./Stanford University, are the first and second reserves for the horizontal bar. The other two finals are men’s vault and horizontal bar.

In the uneven bars final, McCusker claimed a 14.533 and the gold medal. Wong’s 14.300 was more than enough to take the silver, with Canada’s Ellie Black coming in third at 14.000.

Neff scored the floor silver medal with his 14.166, finishing behind Chile’s Enrique Tomas Gonzalez’s 14.600. Colombia’s Andres Martinez was third at 14.100. Cameron Bock of Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan, finished eighth at 13.166.

On pommel horse, Neff was first on for the final and garnered a 13.466, which gave him his second silver. Brody Malone of Summerville, Ga./Stanford University, earned 12.766 to finish fourth. Brazil’s Francisco Carlos Barretto won the title at 13.533, with Colombia’s Carlos Alberto Calvo in third with a 13.233. Mexico’s Fabian de Luna was the still rings champion.

Aleah Finnegan of Lee’s Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, withdrew from the vault final due to injury. Black won the vault title at 14.450.

With Lima as the backdrop, ESPN will bring up to 200 hours of exclusive, live coverage in English and Spanish, across ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, the ESPN App and ESPNdeportes.com. Well-known Olypians Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke are calling the action for gymnastics.

ESPN Deportes will telecast 200 hours of live Pan American Games content, every day starting at 9:30 a.m. ET., featuring soccer, swimming, diving, track & field, boxing, basketball and gymnastics. The live telecasts will be complemented with news and information programming throughout the day, followed by a nightly edition of SportsCenter recapping the top highlights of the day. ESPNU will present over 200 hours of daily live coverage in English, featuring Men and Women’s hoop and volleyball, diving, swimming, gymnastics, boxing, track and field, and soccer. ESPN3 and the ESPN App will carry 900 hours, with live access to almost every competition in Spanish. Select coverage will be available in English.

About the Pan Am Games
The XVIII Pan American Games competition features 31 Olympic sports, plus select non-Olympic sports, and serves as an Olympic-qualifying opportunity in 17 sports. Team USA will be represented in 36 sports during the 17-day competition. The 2019 U.S. Pan American squad features 91 Olympians, including 34 Olympic medalists and 19 Olympic champions. The Pan American Games are held every four years and precede the Olympic Games by one year. The Games are the third largest international multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the Asian Games in terms of the number of sports and competing athletes.

Coverage of the 2019 U.S. Pan American Team can be found at TeamUSA.org/Lima2019 and on Team USA’s social channels featuring the hashtag #Lima2019. Additionally, visit TeamUSA.org/USADaily to sign up to receive the USA Daily, a digital news blast that provides Team USA results and highlights each night via email during the Games.