Cuban wrestlers have now earned five golds at the Championships ©UWW

Cubans earned a further two gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Pan American Championships in Lima, as women's finals also began.

Ariel Fis Batista first added to Cuba's three gold medals yesterday at the San Luis Sports Centre in the Peruvian capital.

He triumphed in the men's 77 kilogram division, beating Colombia's Jair Cuero Munoz 9-5 in the gold medal match.

Brazil's Angelo Marques Moreira earned a victory by fall over Argentina's Francisco Barrio for bronze, before Reinier Jimenez Terry of Guatemala triumphed in the same manner against the Dominican Republic's Johan Batista.

The men's 87kg competition saw Daniel Gregorich Hechavarria of Cuba claim a 7-0 success against Yorgen Cova Pulido of Venezuela in the final.

United States' Benjamin Provisor triumphed in the first bronze medal match by a 3-0 score against Mexico’s Alfonso Leyva Yepez.

He was joined on the podium by Dominican Republic’s Carlos Adames Palmer and Phillip Barreiro of Canada.

Venezuela’s Luis Avendano Rojas emerged as the winner in the 82kg division, which featured a round robin format.

American wrestler Geordan Speiller and Peru’s Carlos Espinoza Castro completed the medal places.

There was further success for the American team in women’s wrestling, with four divisions contested.

Andri Beth Belliard claimed gold for Puerto Rico in the women's 59kg event ©UWW
Andri Beth Belliard claimed gold for Puerto Rico in the women's 59kg event ©UWW

Becka Leathers secured gold in the women’s 55kg competition, as Canada’s Cara Nania and Ecuador’s Lady Raysa Moran Valenzuela clinched silver and bronze respectively.

Forrest Molinari beat Canada’s Breanne Graham to women’s 65kg gold, with the American winning their head-to-head duel.

Puerto Rico’s Andri Beth Belliard claimed gold in the women’s 59kg division, followed by Canada’s Laurence Beauregard earning silver.

Bronze was earned by Kelsey Campbell of the US.

The final gold of the day was earned by Canada’s Veronica Keefe, with Diana Cruz Arroyo of Peru and American Hannah Gladden rounding off the top three.

Women's freestyle will continue tomorrow, with men’s freestyle events then set to bring the Championships to a close on Sunday (May 6).

Qualification for next year's Pan American Games in Lima is on offer during the four-day event.