Brazil Chasing The United States In Medals After Day 1 Of Pan American Games


  • Villa Deportiva Nacional – Videna, Lima, Peru
  • Tuesday, August 6th – Saturday, August 10th (pool swimming)
  • Prelims 11 AM / Finals 8:30 PM (local time/US Central Time)
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Through just 1 day of competition here in Lima, Peru, the United States leads the Pan American Games swimming medal table with a total of 8 pieces of hardware. The stars n’ stripes reaped 3 golds, 3 silvers, and 2 bronze medals, while the nation of Brazil is close behind, carrying a total of 6 medals, including 3 golds, into day 2.

Argentina, Canada, Colombia and Mexico also staked a claim on this competition with medals on day 1 to bring the number of countries represented on the podium in pool swimming to 6.

For the Americans, Andrew Abruzzo captured the top prize in the men’s 400m free, clocking a gold medal-worthy effort of 3:48.41. Annie Lazor also won gold, beating the women’s 100m breast field in a time of 1:06.94.

In relay action, it was the Brazilians who landed at the wall first in the men’s edition of the 4x100m free event, with Breno Correia, Marcelo Chierghini, Bruno Fratus and Pedro Spajari collectively clocking a winning effort of 3:12.61 to register a new Games Record.

But, the women of the United States surged to hit a time of 3:39.59 to take gold in their race, with the combination of Lia Neal, Claire Rasmus, Kendyl Stewart, and Margo Geer getting the edge over the Brazilians.

Swimming Medal Table Through Day 1 of 2019 Pan American Games

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 3 3 2 8
2 Brazil 3 2 1 6
3 Argentina 2 1 0 3
4 Canada 0 2 3 5
5 Colombia 0 0 1 1
6 Mexico 0 0 1 1
Totals 8 8 8 24

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1 year ago

I have every confidence that TEAM USA will safely top the medals table by a comfortable margin by the end of the competition.
With talent like Abruzzo and Lazor going in blazing, there should be no serious problem in achieving this goal!

Reply to  mike_in_dallas
1 year ago

I think it will be not by a big margin Women 200 free: same possibility of USA BRA CAN to win, but the Cuban girl might surprise Men 200 free: I would be really surprised if Scheffer loses this Women 100 fly: Kendyl is favorite, but I don´t know her 100 free PB to say if she was good at the relay yesterday Men 100 fly: Lanza, with Martinez as surprise factor Women 200 back: US to lose Men 200 back: De Deus vs Americans, Acevedo as a surprise factor Free Mixed Relay: Based on both relays, it will be very close, Fratus/Chiereghinni will probably outsplit Adrian/Chadwick, Geer will outsplit larissa, last girl on both teams seem even right now… Read more »

Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

TEAM USA in back stroke, both men and women, strongest program in the world.
we’ll see!

Every piano at once
1 year ago

They will continue to catch the US with Tom Shields finals time being slower than every kid from Junior Nats

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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