Katie Meili Downs Alia Atkinson For 100 Breast Pan American Games Gold

Jul 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Katie Meili of the United States competes in the women's swimming 100m breaststroke preliminary heats during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports Images

Coverage of the 2015 Pan American Games is sponsored by Triton Wear. Visit Swimming World’s event landing page for results and more!

USA’s Katie Meili had just too much in the tank as she overtook Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson down the stretch for the women’s 100-meter breaststroke gold at the Pan American Games.

Meili, who threw down a Pan American Games record of 1:05.64 in prelims, won in 1:06.26 tonight. Meili’s time in prelims put her second in the world rankings.

Atkinson wound up taking silver in 1:06.59 to break her Jamaican record of 1:06.79 and move to fifth in the world rankings.

100 Breast World Rankings

[table “” not found /]

Canada’s Rachel Nicol took bronze overall in 1:07.91, while teammate Tera Van Beilen placed fourth in 1:08.22.

USA’s Annie Lazor (1:08.72), Brazil’s Beatriz Travalon (1:09.23) and Argentina’s Julia Sebastian (1:09.83) finished fifth through seventh.

Brazil’s Jhennifer Conceicao was disqualified.

Argentina’s Macarena Ceballos won the B final going away with a time of 1:09.03.  Mexico’s Esther Gonzalez finished second in 1:10.54, while Venezuela’s Mercedes Toledo took third in 1:10.90.

Mexico’s Arantxa Medina (1:11.32), Bermudas’ Lisa Blackburn (1:14.45), Peru’s Paula Tamashiro (1:14.84), Bahamas’ Laura Morley (1:15.20) and Suriname’s Evita Leter (1:15.38) also swam in the B final.


  • 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