2019 Pan American Games: Annie Lazor Slashes Pan Am Record With 2:21.40 200 Breast

Jul 15, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Annie Lazor of the United States competes in the women's 200m breaststroke preliminary heat during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Unsurprisingly, American Olympic hopeful Annie Lazor quickly turned things around for the States, fending off her teammate Bethany Galat (2:21.84) to seize the win and Pan Am record. A huge swim for both women, Lazor’s time of 2:21.40 would rank fifth in the world this year, just behind Lilly King’s season best from the Fina Champions series earlier this year.

Mexico’s Melissa Rodriguez failed to make the podium despite giving Lazor the biggest run in prelims this morning, as she clocked in at 2:25.81 behind Julia Sebastian (2:25.43).  It was a groundbreaking swim for the Argentinian, who earned the country’s first medal in the 200 breast since 1987. Mary-Sophie Harvey (2:28.98) of Canada fell to fifth, as she headed the final wave consisting of her teammate Tessa Cieplucha (2:29.59) and Laura Morley (2:32.87) of the Bahamas.

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