LIMA, Peru, Aug. 5, 2019 – Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, won the men’s silver and bronze trampoline medals, respectively, at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador. Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, claimed the women’s trampoline silver.
For the men, Gluckstein and Padilla finished second and third, respectively, in the final. Gluckstein earned a 57.290, finishing just ahead of Padilla’s 57.160. Canada’s Jeremy Chartier won the title at 57.440.
In the women’s division, Ahsinger received a 52.540 for her silver-medal routine, and Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics, was fourth, just missing the medal podium with her 52.120. Canada’s Samantha Smith won the title at 53.735, and Mexico’s Dafne Navarro Loza was third (52.510).
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.
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