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)
- Official Website
- Entry List
- Live Results
The United States closed out its 2019 Pan American Games campaign with 4 more golds on the final night of competition. Alex Walsh topped the podium in the women’s 200m IM, while Will Licon did the same in the men’s edition, with both the U.S. men’s and women’s medley relays grabbing gold.
All told, the United States swam its way to 44 medals over 5 days, including 21 gold, 15 silver and 8 bronze. They retained their team trophy from the 2015 edition of these Games, where American reaped a far fewer 32 medals at that time.
Multi-individual gold medalists for the United States here in Lima, Peru included Annie Lazor in the women’s 100m and 200m breast and Andrew Abruzzo in the 400m and 800m free. The 800m free was brought into the Pan American Games program just this year.
Daniel Carr also took home 2 individual golds for America, topping the podium in the 100m and 200m back, while Licon’s aforementioned 200m IM was paired with his 200m breast gold medal. Walsh paired her 200m IM victory with a 200m back gold medal as well.
At their home Games in Toronto 4 years ago, Canada earned runner-up status in the overall swimming medal table behind the United States, having collected a total of 28 medals, including 8 gold.
This time around, with a much smaller squad, Canada fell to 4th, earning just 1 gold on the competition, represented by Tessa Cieplucha‘s top prize in the 400m IM.
Brazil took home a record number of 30 medals to keep its runner-up position from 2015, securing 10 golds here in Lima. The nation swept the sprint free events over the course of the competition, with Bruno Fratus taking 50m free gold, Marcelo Chierghini winning the 100m and Fernando Scheffer earning the #1 time in the 200m free.
Argentina also got on the board in a big way, claiming 9 medals in total, three times its medal total back in 2015. Delfina Pignatiello was a one-woman wrecking ball in the freestyle events, racing her way to gold in the 400m, 800m and 1500m free, the latter of which represented the first time the event was contested at a Pan American Games.
Final Overall Pool Swimming Medal Table at 2019 Pan American Games
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