Brazil third behind USA and Cuba at Pan Am Games
The Brazilian delegation bagged 30 medals (ten golds, nine silvers and 11 bronze) from the Pan American Games which concluded on October 30 in Guadalajara (MEX). The squad was reinforced by the presence of swimming aces Cesar Cielo and Thiago Pereira. Olympic champion Cielo won four gold medals. He notably took out the 100m freestyle in 47.84, the season's second best time. Team-mate Pereira won eight medals, thus becoming Brazil's most decorated athlete at the Games with a total 12 gold medals.
In open water, Poliana Okimoto repeated her silver medal from Rio (2007) while the men's and women's water polo teams both won the bronze against Cuba. Brazil's synchro team finished third in both the duet and team free and Cesar Castro was the only Brazilian diver to pick up a medal (bronze) in the 3m springboard competition.
The next edition of the Pan American Games will be held in Toronto (CAN) in 2015.
Swimming MEN – 24 medals
50 free: Cesar Cielo Filho (21.58)
100 free: Cesar Cielo Filho (47.84)
100 back: Thiago Pereira (54.56)
200 back: Thiago Pereira (1:58.07)
100 breast: Felipe França (1:00.34)
200 fly: Leonardo de Deus (1:57.92)
200 IM: Thiago Pereira (1:58.07)
400 IM: Thiago Pereira (4:16.68)
4x100 free relay: (3:23.64)
4x100 medley relay: (3:34.58)
50 W free: Graciele Herrmann (25.23)
50 M free: Bruno Fratus (22.05)
100 M breast: Felipe Lima (1:00.99)
100 W fly: Daynara de Paula (59.30)
400 W IM: Joanna Maranhao (4:46.33)
4x100 W free relay: (3:44.62)
4x200 M free relay: (7:21.96)
4x200 W free relay: (8:09.89)
100 M fly: Guilherme Guido (54.81)
200 M breast: Thiago Pereira (2:13.58)
200 M fly: Kaio Marcio de Almeida (1:58.78)
200 W IM: Joanna Maranhao (2:15.08)
200 M IM: Henrique Rodrigues (2:03.41)
4x100 W medley relay: (4:07.12)
Brazilian Synchro Team - credit: Satiro Sodre
Open Water – 1 medal
Women’s 10km: Poliana Okimoto (2h05m51s)
Water Polo – 2 medals
Women: Tess Oliveira, Cecilia Canetti, Marina Zablith, Marina Canetti, Catherine Amanda Oliveira, Izabella Chiappini, Cris Beer, Luiza Carvalho, Fernanda Palma, Gabriela Leme Gozani, Mirella Coutinho, Gabriela Mantellato Dias and Manuela Canetti.
Men: Luis Mauricio dos Santos, Emílio Vieira, Henrique Moniz Carvalho, Joao Felipe Coelho, Marcelo Franco, Gabriel Reis Rocha, Jonas Crivella, Felipe dos Santos, Bernardo Reis Rocha, Ruda Franco, Gustavo Guimaraes, Danilo Correa and Marcelo Chagas.
Synchronised Swimming – 2 medals
Duet Free: Lara Teixeira and Nayara Figueira
Team Free: Joseane Costa, Nayara Figueira, Jessica Goncalves, Lorena Molinos, Pamela Nogueira, Maria Eduarda Pereira, Giovana Stephan, Lara Teixeira and Maria Bruno.
Diving – 1 medal
3m Springboard: Cesar Castro