Stanley McDougall

Stanley Robert McDougall, was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award given to British and Commonwealth forces for gallantry in the face of the enemy. The son of the sawmiller John Henry McDougall, Susannah Ann McDougall, née Cate, McDougall was born on 23 July 1889 at Recherche Bay, where he was raised and educated. In civilian life, he was an amateur boxer, a blacksmith by trade, was considered an excellent horseman, an expert marksman, a competent bushman. Illness prevented him from enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force to fight in the First World War until 31 August 1915, he was 27 years old and a sergeant in the 47th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force when he performed the actions for which he was awarded the VC. On 28 March 1918 at Dernancourt, when an enemy attack succeeded in securing a foothold in the Allied line, McDougall charged the second wave single-handedly, killing seven men and capturing a machine-gun, which he turned on the attackers, routing them and causing many casualties.

He continued his attack until his ammunition ran out, when he seized a bayonet and charged again, killing three men and an officer. Using a Lewis gun, he killed many more of the enemy and made it possible for 33 prisoners to be taken, his prompt action halted the enemy's advance. The fighting ground where this took place was the location where his younger brother Wallace had been killed some nine months earlier. Eight days he repelled another enemy attack at the same spot, for which he was awarded the Military Medal. On 19 August 1918, he was invested with the Victoria Cross at Windsor Castle by King George V, he returned to Australia and was discharged on 15 December 1918. McDougall subsequently worked for the Tasmanian Forestry Department and became an inspector in charge of forests in the north-western part of Tasmania, he returned to London in 1956 for the celebration marking 100 years since the establishment of the Victoria Cross. He died on 7 July 1968 at Scottsdale and was survived by his wife Martha, whom he had married in 1926.

He is buried at Canberra. A street in Canberra is named after him, his Victoria Cross is displayed at the Australian War Memorial. Forty-Five Australian Soldiers Have Won The Victoria Gross, The Herald, p.6. Tasmania's Heroes: Awards for Valour, N. G. Davies, 1918. J. G. Williams, "McDougall, Stanley Robert", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10, Melbourne University Press, 1986, p. 261. World War I Service Record: Stanley Robert McDougall World War I Service Record: Wallace Carlyle McDougall Australian War Memorial: Roll of Honour: Wallace Carlyle McDougall

Ecuador at the 2019 Pan American Games

Ecuador is scheduled to compete in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11, 2019. On 10 July 2019, the Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee named the team of 191 athletes competing in twenty eight sports. Weightlifter Tamara Salazar was named as the country's flag bearer during the opening ceremony; the Ecuadorian team consisted of 201 athletes, the largest team the country has sent to the Pan American Games. The following Ecuadorian competitors won medals at the games; the following is the list of number of competitors participating at the games per sport/discipline. Ecuador qualified a team of two badminton athletes. Men1 quotaWomen1 quota Ecuador qualified a full team of two bodybuilders. MenClassic bodybuildingWomenBikini fitness Ecuador qualified two women bowlers. Women2 quota Ecuador qualified six boxers. Ecuador qualified five equestrians. Ecuador qualified a men's team of 18 athletes. Ecuador qualified two female golfers. Ecuador qualified four modern pentathletes.

Men2 quotasWomen2 quotas Ecuador qualified four racquetball athletes. Men2 quotasWomen2 quotas Ecuador qualified six sport shooters. MenPistol – 1 quota Shotgun – 1 quotaWomenPistol – 2 quotas Rifle – 2 quotas Ecuador qualified seven surfers in the sport's debut at the Pan American Games. Ecuador qualified a full team of 12 weightlifters. Men6 quotasWomen6 quotas