2019 Pan American Games: Marcelo Chierighini Shuts Down U.S. Winning Streak, Goes 48.09 in Men’s 100 Free

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Photo Courtesy: David Farr

The U.S. winning streak came to a shrieking halt in the men’s 100 free, as Marcelo Chierighini (48.09) of Brazil upset top seed Michael Chadwick (48.88) for the victory. Chierighini wasn’t the only one to get his hand on the wall before the American sprinting stalwart, as Nathan Adrian created outside smoke in lane seven, surging to a 48.17 to beat his compatriot in the middle lane. Venezeula’s Cristian Quintero chased him, narrowly conceding a spot on the podium with his 48.84.

Breno Correia was not to be ignored, as he represented Brazil in the top five with a 49.14 while punting Aruba’s Mikel Schreuders (49.21) to sixth. Mexico’s Long Guiterrez jumped one place in the rankings, as his time of 49.84 was enough to shut down Brett Fraser (49.97) of the Cayman Islands.

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