2019 Pan America Games: U.S. Establishes Dominance in Women’s 800 Free Relay, Clinches Gold

Photo Courtesy: © Peter H. Bick

The United States redeemed itself in the women’s 800 free relay of the 2019 Pan American Games after a disappointing relay disqualification yesterday evening. Claire Rasmus, Alexandra Walsh, Sarah Gibson, and Meaghan Raab proved to be an unstoppable quartet. Surging ahead of the rest of the field with a time of 7:57.33, the women continued to churn out impressive splits to bury the competition. Raab posted the fastest in the field with a 1:58.14, bringing the women home to their gold medal moment.

Canada’s Alyson Ackman, Katerine Savard, Danica Ludlow, and Mary-Sophie Harvey combined forces to earn second with a time of 7:59.16, chasing the States from lane five to make for a North American showdown. It was enough to better Brazil’s mark by over eight seconds, as Aline Rodrigues, Larissa Martins De Oliveira, Manuella Lyrio, and Nicolette Goncalves stole the last spot on the podium with a time of 8:07.77.

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4 comments

  1. Ami Erickson

    Way to go ladies. Kick some U.S buts in Tokyo

  2. avatar
    Katlin Troyer

    USA,USA, USA!!! Great Article!

  3. avatar
    Kevin Lancaster

    Yes and Yes!!!

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