Brazil Defends 400 Free Relay With Pan American Games Mark, Santo Condorelli With World Best in 100 Free

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Brazil won the men’s 400-meter free relay for the fifth time in a row at the 2015 Pan American Games, while Canada out-dueled Team USA for silver with a scorching leadoff from Santo Condorelli.

Brazil’s Matheus Santana (49.28), Joao De Lucca (48.06), Bruno Fratus (48.56) and Marcelo Chierighini (47.76) unleashed a blistering time of 3:13.66 for the win.  That swim blasted Brazil’s previous mark of 3:14.65 from 2011.

Condorelli kicked off Canada’s silver-winning relay with a world-best-tying 47.98 in the 100-meter free.  He’s just the second swimmer to clear 48 seconds this year as he tied Vlad Morozov for the top time in the world this year.

Condorelli (47.98), Karl Krug (49.14), Evan Van Moerkerke (49.04) and Yuri Kisil (48.16) finished with a silver in 3:14.32.

For the first time ever, Team USA took bronze as Josh Schneider (49.44), Darian Townsend (49.37), Cullen Jones (48.86) and Michael Weiss (48.54) capped a disappointing day for the Americans with a 3:16.21.

Argentina (3:17.41), Venezuela (3:18.88), Paraguay (3:27.60) and Peru (3:37.41) rounded out the championship 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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5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar

    Think we’re stinking up the pool in Toronto?

    Just wait until Kazan.

    Take away Ledecky and we ain’t got a prayer, men OR women!

  2. avatar
    carlo

    bill bell, Ryan lochte can win the gold medal in the 200 meters IM. Kosuke hagino is not participating.

  3. avatar
    Jorge Aguado

    Federico Grabich swam as lead off man with 48.11 for Argentina

  4. avatar
    Eric Lahmy

    Well, sometimes, US swimming plays with the fire and looks very near lof catastrophy, and today their champions do not look well at all. This is the system of “no trials” who wants that. But I am quite sure that the women will not be so bad, even if they did not swim well the beginning of the season. The only question is: without any time behind them this year, how the Franklins will maintain their confidence? I believe too that Nathan Adrian can win the 100.
    But really to believe in American chances in Kazan needs to be a great believer!!!! Yell with me: “I BELIEVE!!!”

  5. avatar
    Gil

    Great swim by Santo! Fastest time in the world this year. Congrats to him and his coach Coley!!

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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