2019 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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Mexican swimmer Migue de Lara re-broke his own Mexican National Record in the 200 meters breaststroke on Thursday at the 2019 Pan American Games when he swam a 2:11.23 for a bronze medal in finals. His countrymate Mauro Castillo Luna took 4th in 2:12.21.
De Lara’s swim broke his own record of 2:11.77 that was set at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia.
De Lara’s bronze medal is just the 3rd-ever by a Mexican swimmer (male or female) at the Pan American Games in a breaststroke event. The last came in 1975, when Gustavo Lozano took bronze in this same 200 breaststroke (in 2:29); a year earlier, Felipe Munoz took silver in the 200 breast (in 2:27).
Luna is a former Mexican Record holder in the event and is the country’s 2nd-fastest man ever in the 200 breaststroke.
|Old Mexican Record||New Mexican Record|
|Miguel de Lara – 2018||Miguel de Lara – 2019|
|1st 50 split||29.74||29.47|
|2nd 50 split||33.75||33.20|
|3rd 50 split||33.87||33.90|
|4th 50 split||34.41||34.66|