2019 Pan American Games: Daniel Carr and Nicholas Alexander Sweep Men’s 200 Back

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In true form, the U.S. went for another 1-2 sweep in the men’s 200 back, as Daniel Carr and Nicholas Alexander left the rest of the field to go 1:58.13 and 1:58.30, respectively. Swimming nearly identical races through the first lap, the men went on to defend America’s honor as the reigning Pan Am champ, topping off the night’s individual schedule with a grand finale. Brazil’s Leonardo de Dues (1:58.73) was the only competitor that posed a threat, as he put forth a dangerous middle 100 to set him up for immense closing speed. Javier Acevedo of Canada was a distant fourth, clocking in at 1:59.70 to mark the last man under 2:00.

From there, it was a race to break the top five, headed by Yeziel Morales of Puerto Rico. The face of swimming for the small country, Morales was intent on tallying points for the island, as he crashed the pads with a 2:00.27 to better Brandonn Almeida’s (2:01.51) by over a second. Anthony Ricon of Colombia and Patrick Groters of Aruba topped off the men’s schedule with times of 2:02.46 and 2:03.65, respectively.

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2 comments

  1. Halim Yussuf

    The US at the Pan Am games, makes for a very uneven playing field.