2019 Pan American Games: Margo Geer Goes 54.17 to Cinch First Individual Gold of the Meet

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Margo Geer reserved lane four this morning in the women’s 100 free, posting the only sub-55 swim with an eagerness to lock down her first individual medal of the meet. Having already anchored two winning relays this week, Geer was armed and ready for another lights-out swim, which she more than accomplished.

Surging ahead of the field, Geer gained a healthy lead from the outset, ultimately crashing the pads with a 54.17, only slightly off her season-best time of 54.09 from January. Her closest competitor was in Alexia Zevnik, whose 55.04 was enough to earn Canada its first medal of the night. Brazil’s Larissa de Oliveira claimed the last spot on the podium with her 55.25, boxing the the States’ Lia Neal (55.62) out of the top three as she tries to rebound from an exhausting World Championships.

Canada’s Alyson Ackman fell in the rankings after earning a third place seed in prelims, clocking in at 55.81 to take down Bolivia’s Karen Guzman (56.59) and Brazil’s Daynara De Paula (56.88). Elisbet Matos rounded out the loaded heat with a time of 57.05.

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    Keith McElroy

    Great stuff Margo. From your Australian fan club. Cheers Keith McElroy

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    June Ackley

    So very proud of you!!!