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U.S. cyclists claim 24 medals at 2011 Parapan American Games

U.S. cyclists earned 24 medals — nine gold, 11 silver and four bronze — during the eight-day Parapan American Games.

The U.S. contingent cleaned up during the cycling competition at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

U.S. cyclists earned 24 medals — nine gold, 11 silver and four bronze — during the eight-day competition, more than any other country.

Oz Sanchez and Jennifer Schuble each won a pair of gold medals. Sanchez, a Marine Corps veteran, remained undefeated in the mixed time trial H1-4 and also won the men’s road race H2-4. Schuble topped the podium in the women’s 500-meter time trial C1-5 and the women’s individual pursuit C4-5.

Other gold medalists included Monica Bascio, Allison Jones, Greta Neimanas, Steve Peace and the tandem of Clark Rachfal and pilot Dave Swanson. Jones set two American records at the velodrome, in the 500m time trial and the 3km individual pursuit.

The tandem of Kara Whitsell and pilot Lisa Turnbull collected four silver medals. Whitsell and Turnbull took second in the mixed time trial, women’s individual pursuit, women’s 1000m time trial and the women’s road race. Neimanas and Matt Updike each collected two silvers while Vincent Juarez, Michael Farrell and Peace added one apiece.

Jones won two bronze medals while Farrell and the tandem of Rachfal and Swanson each scored one third-place finish.