Josh Schneider Touches Out Bruno Fratus for 50 Free Title at Pan American Games

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Josh Schneider of the United States dives in at the start of the men's 100m freestyle swimming preliminaries 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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USA’s Josh Schneider touched out Brazil’s Bruno Fratus for the men’s 50-meter freestyle crown at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Schneider blazed his way to a win in 21.86, just off his personal best of 21.78 but enough to move him up to fifth in the world rankings.

Fratus, already ranked third in the world with a 21.74, took silver in 21.91.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s George Bovell took home his sixth Pan American Games medal, but first since a bronze in 2007.  He first stepped into the international limelight with two golds and two silvers at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo.

Puerto Rico’s Erik Risolvato finished fourth in 22.22 with USA’s Cullen Jones taking fifth in 22.23.

Argentina’s Federico Grabich (22.29), Suriname’s Renzo Tjon-A-Joe (22.30) and Canada’s Oleksandr Loginov (22.47) also competed in the finale.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter claimed the B final win in 22.39.

Brazil’s Nicholas Santos (22.55) and Canada’s Karl Krug (22.59) finished second and third.

Venezuela’s Cristian Quintero (22.76), Cayman Islands’ Brett Fraser (22.93), Saint Lucia’s Jordan Augier (23.08), Honduras’ Allan Gutierrez (23.61) and Paraguay’s Charles Hockin (23.76) picked up the rest of the finishes in the consolation heat.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 100 back
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 400 free
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 50 free

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