Columbia 300's Clara Guerrero Wins Singles Gold At Pan American Games

Columbia 300's Clara Guerrero won singles gold at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. She defeated top seed Aseret Zetter of Mexico 198-171.

Guerrero, a 37-year-old right-hander who won the doubles title with fellow PWBA champion Rocio Restrepo at the 2015 Pan American Games, struck three consecutive times, starting in the eighth frame, to seal the victory.

Guerrero started the final match with two open frames, while Zetter began with a double. Back-to-back open frames from Zetter in the sixth and seventh frames allowed Guerrero to take control.

"I am very excited to have won this gold medal," Guerrero said. "It was a very tough week. The beginning didn't go as well as planned with Maria in doubles, and we didn't make the decisions we needed to in order to win a medal for our country. We needed to regroup, and we changed some strategies for singles. We're so glad we both then were able to medal. It was just incredible, and we are very, very happy. It means so much for our country, and we appreciate all of the continued support."