Central American and Caribbean Games Swimming Finals Postponed Due to Severe Winds

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VERACRUZ – After two days of swimming that featured nearly double digits in meet records, the Central American and Caribbean Games swimming hit a hurdle with severe winds causing the cancellation of tonight’s finals.

Meet managers are still looking into how it will impact the rest of the meet schedule as finals in the women’s 200-meter fly, men’s 100-meter back, women’s 100-meter free, men’s 400-meter IM, women’s 50-meter breast and men’s 50-meter fly could either be postponed or turned into timed finals.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace was expected to challenge for the 100 free title after winning the 50 fly last night.

It’s been a tough time down in Veracruz for all athletes.  On top of inclement weather, Mexican citizens are currently staging massive protests in Mexico City and Veracruz due to the disappearance of 43 students.

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    Stella Knowles

    This is very sad! We have no control over the weather, but I pray that the entourage of athletes, their families, entourage and everyone involved in producing this competition remain calm, cool and collected while Mexico City and Vera Cruz return to normalcy WITH MUCH RESOLVE, NOW!

    SAFE TRIP HOME, EVERYONE!

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