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Cuba dominate Pan American Games

John Dennen reviews the Pan American Games as Oshae Jones stars for the USA
Pan American Games
Lazaro Alvarez performs for Cuba at Lima 2019 Action Images/REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

THE Pan American Games concluded at the Coliseo Miguel Grau in Lima, Peru on Friday (August 2).

The Cubans dominated the men’s event, with virtually an all star team winning eight gold medals, as well as a silver and a bronze to complete their haul.

Their squad was led by victorious Olympic and World champions. Light-heavyweight Julio La Cruz, almost a perennial World champion at this point as well as being the 2016 Olympic gold medallist, won gold in Lima. On Thursday (August 1) he unanimously outpointed Brazil’s Keno Machado in their final without dropping a round.

Julio La Cruz continues to excel Action Images/REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado