First came the crash. Then came the blood. And then, finally, there was the gold.
Gold proved to be scarce for the United States on Thursday at the Pan American Games.
The rivalry in the pool at the Pan American Games was a washout Tuesday as the United States won four of five gold medals to leave Brazil in its wake.
Matt Rawlings and Emily Caruso won two more shooting golds for the United States on Monday at the Pan American Games, setting a couple of records along the way.
Ready. Aim. Gold!
Triple Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice needs shoulder surgery and will miss the Commonwealth Games in October.
Brazilian swimmer Rebeca Gusmao received a two-year doping suspension Thursday after testing positive for testosterone before the Pan American Games.
Thiago Pereira of Brazil broke the 40-year-old record of American great Mark Spitz with six swimming gold medals in one Pan American Games.
Three more golds for the United States and a Pan Ams record for Brazil's Thiago Pereira came in the swimming pool Thursday.
Californian Troy Dumais and seven divers who either live or train in Indiana have been selected for the U.S. team in the Pan American Games next month.
Dave Salo of Southern California and Paul Yetter of North Baltimore Aquatic Club will coach the U.S. men's and women's swimming teams in the 2007 Pan American Games.