TORONTO 2015 PAN AMERICAN GAMES
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- July 14-18
- Toronto, Ont.
- Prelims 10 a.m EST
- Finals 7 p.m EST
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- Joao De Lucca (Brazil)- 1:46.42
- Frederico Grabich (Argentina) – 1:46.62
- Michael Weiss (USA) – 1:47.63
Based on the first 50 almost everyone in attendance would have counted out Joao De Lucca in this race. He was swimming in an outside lane and turned in sixth at the halfway point.
Right then and there when it looked like he was out of it completely, De Lucca found a new gear. He churned out a 27.33 and went from sixth to first at the 150. Also putting up a similar strategy at this point in the race was Michael Klueh of the United States. He split a 27.13 on the third 50.
Argentinian freestyler Frederico Grabich was passed by De Lucca with 50 meters to go, but managed to hold on for second as De Lucca charged in for the win. On the last 50, De Lucca was a 26.94.
Grabich touched in for silver in 1:47.62 just holding off a rampaging Michael Weiss. Weiss made up a bit of ground on the last 50, but missed beating Gabrich by one one-hundredth of a second and had to settle for the bronze in 1:47.63.
American Michael Klueh was fourth in 1:47.73.
De Lucca is now ranked ninth in the world this season, Gabrich is ranked 10th.