The United States Starts To Pull Away In Pan American Games Medal Table


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The United States made some big moves on night 2 of the 2019 Pan American Games, with the nation adding a massive 11 medals to its tally in just one session.

Entering night 2, the U.S. equaled Brazil with 3 golds apiece, but the stars n’ stripes broke through to now hold a total of 9, courtesy of winners Claire RasmusKendyl Stewart, Tom Shields, Alex Walsh, Daniel Carr and the mixed 400m free relay.

Further adding to the day 2 haul was the triple 1-2 finish for the United States. Behind Rasmus’ 200m free victory in a time of 1:58.64, teammate Meaghan Raab clinched the silver in 1:58.70. Then in the women’s 200m back, Alex Walsh took gold in 2:08.30, while Isabelle Stadden wrangled up silver just .09 later in 2:08.39.

The final 1-2 punch for the Americans came in the men’s 200m back, with Daniel Carr topping the podium in 1:58.13, while Nicholas Alexander produced 1:58.30 for silver.

Additional individual winners were represented by Stewart in the 100m fly with her podium-topping time of 58.49, while Shields rebounded big-time from his 200m fly with a gold in the 100m fly sprint in a time of 51.59.

Brazil did get on the board with a gold on the night, however, courtesy of Fernando Scheffer‘s gold in the men’s 200m free in 1:46.68, the only sub-1:47 swimmer of the field. Behind him was teammate Breno Correia to give the nation a 1-2 finish of its own.

Pool Swimming Medal Table Through Day 2 of the 2019 Pan American Games

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 9 6 4 19
2 Brazil 4 4 4 12
3 Argentina 2 1 0 3
Guatemala 0 1 0 1
4 Canada 0 3 4 7
5 Mexico 0 0 2 2
6 Colombia 0 0 1 1
Totals 15 15 15 45

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1 year ago

Especially happy for the likes of Tom Shields, whom I suspect both personally and professionally found that gold medal to be a super satisfying experience. WHAT A DAY FOR TEAM USA!

Reply to  mike_in_dallas
1 year ago

they are rolling it now …….

Reply to  mike_in_dallas
1 year ago

Agree about Tom, especially after the 200 earlier. Showed a lot of fight to get the win. He always comes across as really positive and super chill.

1 year ago

The Walsh sisters are coming strong. Gretchen last week and Alex this week. I think they both make it 2020. Really looking forward to Alex’s 2 IM as well

1 year ago

What is breakdown men vs women? Brazilian men have showed up!

Reply to  Superfan
1 year ago

Brazilian men missed some medals which could have won
Scheffer chose a terrible strategy on 400 and Abruzo swam a smart race.
100 fly Was open, so no complaints
200 back Kinda pissed cause De Deus went 1:57 this year before worlds and did not even come close here
Relay last night If Brasil went Chiereghinni opening, then Fratus, Etiene and Larissa closing might not have been enough to win but would probably be tighter..

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