Roanoke woman wins bronze medals at Pan American games

Kelani Lawrence wins two bronze medals in racquetball

By Colter Anstaett - Reporter

ROANOKE, Va. - A local woman has returned home a champion after competing in the Pan American Games.

Kelani Lawrence won two bronze medals in racquetball.

The games were held  in Lima, Peru, July 26 to Aug. 11.

Over 6,000 athletes from North, South and Central America participated.

"My only other international medal was at the 2016 Pan Am Championships, which was solely a racquetball event. I won in that in doubles as well. So it was super exciting to be able to get bronze medals at this event," Lawrence said.

Lawrence hopes to compete in the next Pan American games in 2023.

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