U.S. reigns with 236 medals, 92 goldGUADALAJARA, Mexico - Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico closed out the Pan American Games with gold on Sunday, but the United States nabbed two last bronzes lest anyone forget they still reign in the region.
The United States finished with a total of 236 medals, 92 of them gold, in the regional sports extravaganza.
Cuba was second in the final medals table with 58 gold and 136 overall, followed by Brazil with 48 gold and 141 total medals.
Solonei Silva’s victory in the men’s marathon on Sunday gave Brazil their final gold of the games. He won in 2 hours 16 minutes 37 seconds with Colombians Diego Colorado and Juan Cardona finishing second and third.
Canada won the first Pan Am Games rugby sevens final, edging Argentina 26-24. The addition of the sport to the Pan Am program previewed the addition of rugby sevens to the Olympics slated for 2016.
The United States took bronze in the men’s basketball tournament won by Puerto Rico.