2019 Pan American Games: Guilherme Pereira da Costa Clinches Another Win For Brazil, Dominates Men’s 1500 Free

Photo Courtesy: Best Swimming

The U.S. and Brazil have seemingly traded wins event to event in this 2019 Pan American Games, and tonight was no exception. With two American victories preceding him, Nicholas Sweetser immediately felt pressure to make it three in the men’s 1500 free. With Brazil’s Guilherme Pereira da Costa in the picture, that proved to be an exceedingly difficult task. Attaining a commanding lead from the outset, Costa quickly established his dominance, surging home to a 15:09.93 for the wi after splitting a near perfect race. Sweetser remained at his hip, ultimately clocking in at 15:14.24 for silver to edge out Mexico’s Ricardo Vargas Jacobo (15:14.99).

El Salvador forced its name back on the scene with an impressive performance from Marcelo Alberto Acosta Jimenez (15:21.03), whose stellar ability to maintain speed earned him a spot ahead of America’s Andrew Abruzzo (15:22.93) and Brazil’s Diogo Andrade Villarinho.

Rafel Davila Zambrano led the final wave, turning in a 15:36.63 to tally more points for his country, while Martin Miguel Carrizo Yunges sent the meet into relays with a final time of 15:36.63.

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    Tony Sparks

    Brazil has some incredible swimmers. Things are going to get interesting.