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Uchida captures two silver medals on first day of rhythmic apparatus finals at 2019 Pan Am Games

Uchida had left the competition on Saturday frustrated by not having made it on to the podium in the all-around competition where she finished fifth overall, and came back with something to prove today: “I feel amazing. I was really disappointed after my performances in the all-around competition, so today, I was trying to forgive and forget, and that’s what I did, and I managed to rock out two solid routines and I was rewarded for that.

“Tomorrow I’m hoping for two clean routines, and the rest will fall in to place on its own. I just want performances I can be happy with.”

The podium for both finals were mirror copies of each other with American Evita Griskenas winning gold in both hoop and ball, and her teammate Camilla Feeley taking the bronze in both.

For Garcia, who is a competing in her first year as a senior competitor, her results today weren’t exactly what she was hoping for: “My routines didn’t go how I wanted them to, but I’m hoping for tomorrow, for my final event in clubs, to do a much better routine, and to possibly get a medal, but I’ll try my best.”

In the group competition, which today featured the final routine with five balls, the Canadian team continued to improve, scoring a 20.500, an increase from the 19,650 they scored in the qualifiers, to finish fifth overall. Mexico took the gold, the USA the silver, and Brazil the bronze.

Uchida will compete in the finals for clubs and ribbon tomorrow, while Garcia will compete in just the clubs final. The group will perform their 2 clubs + 3 hoops routine. The competition kicks off at 2:00pm ET.

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