Brazil’s Leonardo De Deus Edges Peru’s Mauricio Fiol With Pan American Games Mark in 200 Fly

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Leonardo De Deus of Brazil competes in the men's 200m butterfly swimming preliminaries during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
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In one of the closest finishes of the night, Brazil’s Leonardo De Deus edged Peru’s Mauricio Fiol in the men’s 200-meter fly at the 2015 Pan American Games.

De Deus threw down a winning time of 1:55.01, while Fiol picked up silver in a 1:55.15.  Both times were under Kaio Almeida’s Games record of 1:55.45 from 2007.

The swim shot De Deus to seventh in the world rankings, while Fiol moved up to eighth.  That’s another Peruvian record for Fiol after he demolished the previous mark of 1:58.29 with a 1:56.81 in prelims.

Canada’s Zack Chetrat rounded out the podium with a third-place time of 1:56.90. That’s a Canadian record, beating Stefan Hirniak’s 1:57.01 from 2010.

Canada’s Alec Page (1:58.01), Brazil’s Almeida (1:58.51), Puerto Rico’s Andrew Torres (1:59.37), Venezuela’s Marcos Lavado (1:59.59) and USA’s Bobby Bollier (1:59.89) closed out the rest of the championship field.

Mexico’s Long Gutierrez won the consolation heat in a time of 2:00.09, while Colombia’s Esnaider Reales (2:00.79) and Andres Montoya (2:00.93) finished second and third in the heat.

Cuba’s Lazaro Vergara (2:02.30), Mexico’s Jose Martinez (2:02.39), USA’s Ty Stewart (2:02.59), Paraguay’s Max Abreu (2:06.91) and Virgin Islands’ Matt Mays (2:09.74) rounded out the B final.

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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