Miguel de Lara Breaks Mexican Record in 200 Breast in Bronze Medal Performance


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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.

Comparative Splits:

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
Total Time 2:11.77 2:11.23

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You forgot Juan José Veloz, Rio 2007 2fly


Pretty sure that’s the wrong pic


Maybe hookem’ Horns was adopted by the Mexican national team?

Mexican Aggie

Impposible… half of the mexican team is from A&M (almost literally) No horns allowed!


He is actually the one to the right acting surprised they could not find another picture of him…


Good on him but not sure a 2:11 would even make semis at Olympics next year .. he needs to look at high 2:09 I would think as his next goal

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