Judoka Gabriella Wood reached the quarterfinals in the women's (+78kg) elimination yesterday but was eliminated by the number one player in the World, Cuba's Idalys Ortiz at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
In Sports Centre One at the National Sporting Village, Wood first clashed with Bahamian Sasha Ingraham and won via ippon and a waza-ari, 11-0 in the 1/8 Final.
She progressed to meet the Cuban and was defeated by ippon.
Wood was also beaten in the bronze repechage semifinal versus Nicaragua's Izayana Marenco by ippon (10-0) as well.
Coach Mark Littrean on Wood's performance after the matches.
"She performed well and did what she wanted to in terms of getting her grip. It worked well against the Bahamas. Against Cuba (world #1) she was simply outplayed. Against Nicaragua, she dominated the gripping but made the wrong decision when her opponent attacked. It was a simple error that cost her the match. It's a good lesson for her."
Meanwhile, two time Olympic medallist and now two-time Pan Am medalilst Keston Bledman was named flag bearer for Pan American Games 2019 closing ceremony on Sunday.
Local golfer Ysabelle Lawrence carded a final-round 24-over-par on the par 71 Course having shot 308 over four rounds in the women's competition at the Lima Golf Club.
She shot a 69 in the final round to place 29th after earlier rounds of 80, 80 and 79, respectively.
On Saturday afternoon, T&T had four cyclists including Akil Campbell, Tyler Cole, Jovian Gomez and Kemp Orosco, compete in the Men's Road Race at the San Miguel Circuit but none of the local athletes completed the 11-lap race.
This after Teneil Campbell had success in the women's road race (5 laps), copping silver with a time 2:19:50.
T&T's other cyclist in the 18.5km race, Alexi Costa, was 21st in 2:20:24.
The i8th edition of the Pan American Games closes on Sunday with an expected festive affair again highlighting the Peruvian culture as athletes from 41 countries will bid their farewell at 8 pm (T&T time)