The US goalball team started the Americas Championships perfectly ©Getty Images

The United States had a perfect start to challenging for the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball Americas Championships titles on the opening day in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The men’s team in Pool B and women’s team in Pool D won two games from two and did so in comfortable fashion.

Tyler Merren led the scoring with four goals in the men’s 12-2 victory over Puerto Rico whilst Daryl Walker was the top scorer in their 10-0 win against Costa Rica.

Meanwhile, Asya Miller chalked up eight goals in the first two matches, with half coming in a 11-1 triumph versus Argentina and the other half against Chile, which finished 10-0.

Meanwhile, continental champions Brazil shined, putting on flawless performances in their first games of the tournament.

The first game saw the hosts’ men’s side complete a thumping 10-0 victory over Colombia in Pool A.

Emerson led the scoring with six goals whilst André Dantas racked up the other four.

For the Brazilian women’s side in Pool C debutant Danielle Longhini had a match to remember as she scored four in a replicated 10-0 win against Venezuela.

Meanwhile, Peru’s women had a mixed start to life in Brazil’s pool.

They first beat Guatemala 7-2 but lost 4-3 to Mexico in their second game of the day.

The men’s team also lost 7-2 to Venezuela in their only match today.

Other results from day one include in men’s Pool A Venezuela overcoming Nicaragua 9-8 and Argentina dominating Chile 14-4.

The other men’s fixtures in Pool B saw Canada put on a 10-0 show against Costa Rica and Mexico replicating the same scoreline versus Guatemala.

In the women’s Pool C, Mexico beat Colombia 7-4.

Pool D saw Canada hammer Chile 11-1 and Nicaragua following suit with the same result against Costa Rica.

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