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July 7, 2015
The American team broke records at the Pan-American Youth Championship, held in Cali, Colombia from June 28-July 3. Medal results included:

Ariah Leib Shlionsky Under 8 Open (gold)
Maya Behura in the Under 8 Girls (gold) 
Aksithi Eswaran in the Under 10 Girls (gold)
Sanjana Vittal in the Under 12 Girls (gold)
Marcus M Miyasaka in the Under 14 Open (gold)
Anh Nguyen in the Under 10 Girls (silver)
Atreya Vaidya  in the Under 10 Open (silver) 
Agata Bykovtsev in the Girls Under 16 (silver) 
Zhao Chenyi in the Girls under 12 (bronze)
Ashritha Eswaran in the Girls Under 18 (bronze)
Find full results on chessresults.com.

FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky who called the performance "outstanding...We won 11(!) medals, I believe this is a record breaking count, at least during my tenure as a team coach since 2006."
Team captain and FIDE Senior Trainer Aviv Friedman said he was thrilled with the result, and plans to write a full report for CLO.  Aviv is also a commentator at the US Junior Championship underway starting tomorrow in Saint Louis.