Pan American Games, Day 3 Finals: Maggie Mac Neil and Gui Caribe Take 100 Freestyle Crowns

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Pan American Games, Day 3 Finals: Maggie Mac Neil and Gui Caribe Take 100 Freestyle Crowns

The 2023 Pan American Games continue from Santiago, Chile, with the Day 3 finals.

The events on tap for the session start with the 100 freestyle, followed y the 200 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 800 freestyle and mixed 400 medley relay.


Women’s 100 Free

Canada’s Maggie MacNeil started the session off with a Pan American record to claim gold in the women’s 100 free.

The Olympic gold medalist touched the wall in 53.64.

The previous mark was 53.83 set in 2015 by Arianna VanderPool-Wallace of the Bahamas.

It was the second meet record of the Games for MacNeil, who bested the record in the 100 butterfly to claim gold on Day 2.

Brazil’s Stephanie Balduccini claimed the silver medal in 54.13, while USA’s Catie DeLoof won the bronze in 54.50, just ahead of Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey (54.64).


Men’s 100 Free

Brazil’s and the University of Tennessee’s Gui Caribe held off a pair of Americans to claim the gold medal in the men’s 100 free.

Caribe got to the wall in 48.06 to finish first, while USA’s Brooks Curry and Jonathan Kulow tied for the silver medal in 48.38.

Canada’s Javier Acevedo was fourth in 48.88.


Women’s 200 Breaststroke

Canada continued its strong performance at the Pan American Games with a 1-2 finish in the 200 breaststroke.

Sydney Pickrem claimed the gold medal with a swim of 2:23.39, just a tenth of a second ahead of compatriot Kelsey Wog (2:23.49).

Brazil’s Gabrielle Assis da Silva took the bronze in 2:25.52.


Men’s 200 Breaststroke

USA’s Jake Foster used a strong back-half to claim gold in the 200 breaststroke. He got to wall in 2:10.71.

Canada’s Brayden Taivassalo was 18 hundredths behind to take the silver medal in 2:10.89.

Mexico’s Andres Puente Bustamante took the bronze medal in 2:11.99.


Women’s 100 Backstroke

USA took the top two spots in the women’s 100 backstroke with both swimmers breaking a minute.

Josephine Fuller touched the wall first in 59.67 to earn the gold medal.

Compatriot Kenndy Noble took the silver in 59.84, just ahead of Canada’s Danielle Hanus, who claimed bronze in 1:01.49.


Men’s 100 Backstroke

In one of the closest races of the meet so far, the medalists in the men’s 100 backstroke all finished within five hundredths of a second of each other.

USA’s Adam Chaney claimed the gold medal by getting to the wall in 54.20.

Three hundredths of a second later was Argentina’s Ulises Saravia (54.23), who earned the silver.

Two hundredths after Saravia was Canada’s Blake Tierney, who landed the bronze medal in 54.25.


Women’s 800 Free

USA’s Paige Madden turned in another stellar race to claim her second individual gold medal of the Pan American Games.

Madden won the 800 free in 8:27.99 to add to her gold medal performance in the 400 free.

Team USA’s Rachel Stege earned the silver medal with a swim of 8:28.50.

Brazil’s Viviane Jungblut took the bronze in 8:33.55.


Men’s 800 Free

Brazil’s Guilherme Costa claimed the gold medal in the 800 free by getting to the wall in 7:53.01.

Costa held off Venezuela’s Alfonso Mestre by nearly two seconds. Mestre won the silver medal in a time of 7:54.46.

USA’s Will Gallant earned the bronze medal with a swim of 7:58.96.


Mixed 400 Medley Relay

The U.S. broke the meet record to win the Mixed 400 medley relay.

Kennedy Noble, Jake Foster, Kelly Pash and Jonathan Kulow got to the wall in 3:44.71. The previous mark was set by the U.S. in 2019.

Canada’s Javier Acevedo, Gabe Mastromatteo, Maggie MacNeil and Mary-Sophie Harvey took the silver in 3:46.20.

Guilherme Basseto, Joao Gomes, Clarissa Maria Rodrigues and Stephanie Balduccini took the bronze in 3:49.24.

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