Brad Snyder was one the gold medallists at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships ©Getty Images

Hosts the United States claimed eight of the 10 gold medals on offer at the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships in Pleasant Prairie in Wisconsin.

Canada won the other two gold medals.

In the men's wheelchair category, Howie Sanborn of the US won by more than 90 seconds over Brazil's Fernando Aranha for the gold medal in a time of 1 hour 08min 55sec.

A strong run leg saw the American overtake the Brazilian and claim the win.

Zachary Stinson was a comfortable third.

American Kendall Gretsch, a biathlon and cross-country skiing Paralympic champion, won by almost three minutes in the women's wheelchair race, recording the fastest splits on every leg of the race to finish in 1:09:14.

Brazil's Jessica Ferreira claimed the silver ahead of Brenda Osnaya Alvarez of Mexico.

Brad Snyder led an all-American podium in the men's visually-impaired event, winning in 1:01:43 ahead of Kyle Coon and Aaron Scheidies; while Canadian Jessica Tuomela held off two Americans in the women's race to win in a time of 1:13:53.

Elizabeth Baker and Amy Dixon were second and third.

Eric Mcelvenny was among the winners in Wisconsin ©Getty Images
Eric Mcelvenny was among the winners in Wisconsin ©Getty Images

In the men's PTS2, Adam Popp of the US claimed gold in 1:15:51, while American Hailey Danz won the women's equivalent in 1:14.35 ahead of compatriots Allysa Seely and Melissa Stockwell.

Eric Mcelvenny claimed the gold medal in the men's PTS4 by just eight seconds in a thrilling finale with American teammate Jamie Brown, clocking a time of 1:05:37.

Mcelvenny led the field on the swim, before an incredible bike leg put Brown a minute in front.

On the run, Mcelvenny pulled it out the bag to win the gold; while Jorge Luis Fonseca was more than two minutes behind the pair for the bronze.

In the women's PTS4, Kelly Elmlinger won another gold for the US in a time of 1:16:18 ahead of team mate Kelly Worrell.

Canada's Stefan Daniel led the only podium of the day represented by three different nations, with a win in the men's PTS5.

His winning time of 57min 56sec was nearly two minutes ahead of the US' Chris Hammer, while young Brazilian Carlos Rafael Viana was a further minute back.

Finally, in the women's race, America's Grace Norman won the gold in 1:04.48 ahead of Kamylle Frenette of Canada.