After three days of rain in Guadalajara, the sun finally appeared today. It was a huge relief for the organizers and the athletes.
The Mexican delegation did an incredible job preparing the venues.The competition venue is only 20 minutes away from the village . All the events will be held in one arena and are less than 40 meters from one an other.
The only issue I have seen thus far, is the temperature of the water. The water is incredibly cold (only 22 degrees Celsius). Everyone is well aware that the competition tomorrow will be cold. The horses seem to be good and well trained. The jury ride today looked promising for tomorrow.
Over 7,500 athletes are participating in Pan American games from over 40 countries. The accommodation is wonderful with one exception. That being that the food lines in the cafeteria sometimes take more than 40 minutes to get through the line and receive a hot meal. The US Pentathletes choose to eat off campus and enjoyed some pizza this evening.
PASO, allowed only two athletes per nation to compete in Pentathlon, hence there will only be 17 women competing tomorrow and 25 men on Sunday.
Pan American Games is the last continental Olympic Qualifier for London next year.