Kelsi Worrell Surges to Win 100 Fly at Pan American Games

Jul 16, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Kelsi Worrell of the United States competes in the women's swimming 100m butterfly preliminary heats 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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USA’s Kelsi Worrell threw down an epic final 50 meters to capture the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter fly at the Pan American Games.

Worrell, who turned in a personal best 57.24 this morning to set the Pan American Games record, took home gold with a sizzling time of 57.78.

Worrell turned third, but had enough to overtake a pair of Canadians for the win.

Canada’s Noemie Thomas placed second in 58.00, just off her personal best of 57.96.  Katerine Savard snared bronze in 58.05, well off her lifetime best of 57.27.

Brazil’s Daynara De Paula placed fourth in 58.56, while teammate Daiene Dias finished fifth in 58.74.

USA’s Gia Dalesandro claimed sixth in 59.24, while Costa Rica’s Marie Meza placed seventh in 1:00.89.  Colombia’s Jessica Camposano wound up eighth in 1:01.18.

Venezuela’s Isabella Paez topped the B final in 1:00.79 with Mexico’s Ana Sofia Revilak taking second in 1:01.16.

Mexico’s Diana Luna (1:01.49), Argentina’s Belen Diaz (1:01.50), Colombia’s Carolina Colorado (1:01.81), Puerto Rico’s Tereysa Lehnertz (1:02.02) and Peru’s McKenna De Bever (1:02.10) also participated.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 800 free relay

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1 comment

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    NAS

    According to the official transmission, Overholt DQ was because of a mistake on the back to breast transition.