American pentathlete Nathan Schrimsher claimed the men’s individual title on the second day of the Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires.
The 23-year-old impressed throughout the duration of the competition to claim the overall victory, which came a month after he finished third at the United States Olympic qualifier.
Schrimsher has already sealed his place in the American team for Rio 2016, following his performance at last year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where he earned a bronze medal.
His brother Lucas is seeking to earn his place at the Games and boosted his prospects by claiming bronze at the Championships in the Argentinian capital.
The podium finish enabled saw him gain valuable Olympic qualification points, which were up for grabs at the event.
With the Schrimsher brothers claiming two podium finishes, it came as no surprise that America triumphed in the team competition.
Their three-man winning team was completed by Dennis Bowsher, who came 32nd at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The victory came a day after their women’s team triumphed in their team competition.
- By Michael Pavitt
- Republished with permission insidethegames.biz