Argentina’s Federico Grabich Clips Canada’s Santo Condorelli for 100 Free at Pan American Games

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Federico Grabich of Argentina celebrates after winning the men's 100m freestyle swimming final 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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Argentina’s Federico Grabich held off hometown favorite Santo Condorelli of Canada for the men’s 100-meter free title at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Grabich threw down a 48.26 to move to fifth in the world rankings.

100 Free World Rankings

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That’s an Argentinian record for Grabich, breaking his mark of 48.60 from prelims.

Condorelli finished with silver in 48.57 to move to 15th in the world rankings, while Brazil’s Marcelo Chierighini took bronze with a 48.80.

Venezuela’s Cristian Quintero (49.06), Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter (49.10), Canada’s Yuri Kisil (49.26), Brazil’s Matheus Santana (49.58) and Suriname’s Renzo Tjon-A-Joe (49.60) also vied for the gold medal.

Notably, for the first time in the history of the Pan American Games, the U.S. did not advance anyone to the championship final.

Cayman Islands’ Brett Fraser led a trio of 49s at the top of the B final with a 49.56 for the consolation win.

Paraguay’s Ben Hockin claimed second in the B final with a 49.88, while USA’s Darian Townsend took third in 49.97.

Saint Lucia’s Jordan Augier (50.83), Mexico’s Luis Campos (51.70), Jamaica’s Timothy Wynter (52.23), Honduras’ Allan Gutierrez (52.59) and Nicaragua’s Miguel Mena (52.59) also competed in the consolation heat.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 fly
  • Women’s 400 free relay
  • Men’s 400 free relay

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    liquidassets

    I have to admit, I can’t remember ever hearing about this guy before. Great to see a new face in the conversation for finals at Worlds!! USA- what can I say. The days of the 10th and 11th place finishers at US nationals being able to easily beat the top swimmers from Paraguay, Trinidad, Cayman Island, etc, are, thankfully for swimming, long gone. But this was even worse than I expected; neither swimmer that close to their times from last summer. Is it possible they might not even medal in the relay?? Yikes!

    • avatar

      Grabich has been making noise on the Arena Pro Swim Series. As for Team USA’s 400 free relay, they have a pretty loaded team tonight with Schneider, Townsend, Jones and Weiss. It all depends on whether they can put aside some poor swims to get going.