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Swimming at the 1971 Pan American Games

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The Swimming competition at the 6th Pan American Games was held in Cali, Colombia during the Games' run in 1971. It consisted of 29 long course (50m) events: 15 for males and 14 for females.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

A world record was beaten in this edition of the Games, by the U.S. 4x200m freestyle men's relay.

The victory of Canada in the women's 4x100m medley marked the first time that the U.S. lost the gold in a relay event, at the Pan American Games.

In the 200m butterfly, two swimmers won the first medals of their countries in swimming at Pan American Games at all times: Jorge Delgado got the gold for Ecuador, and Augusto González, the bronze for Peru.

ResultsEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100m freestyle
  details
Frank Heckl
    USA
52.80 José Aranha
    Brazil
53.74 Robert Kasting
    Canada
53.76
200m freestyle
  details
Frank Heckl
    USA
1:56.36 James McConica
    USA
1:58.18 Ralph Hutton
    Canada
1:59.89
400m freestyle
  details
James McConica
    USA
4:08.97 GR Steve Genter
    USA
4:13.05 Ralph Hutton
    Canada
4:15.75
1500m freestyle
  details
Pat Miles
    USA
16:32.03 GR Tom McBreen
    USA
16:32.99 Guillermo García
    Mexico
16:45.56
100m backstroke
  details
Mel Nash
    USA
59.84 John Murphy
    USA
1:00.84 Bill Kennedy
    Canada
1:01.35
200m backstroke
  details
Charlie Campbell
    USA
2:07.09 GR Tim McKee
    USA
2:07.87 John Hawes
    Canada
2:14.72
100 m breaststroke
  details
Mark Chatfield
    USA
1:06.75 GR Brian Job
    USA
1:07.93 José Fiolo
    Brazil
1:07.94
200m breaststroke
  details
Rick Colella
    USA
2:27.12 GR Felipe Muñoz
    MEX
2:27.22 Brian Job
    USA
2:28.11
100m butterfly
  details
Frank Heckl
    USA
56.92 Jerry Heidenreich
    USA
57.30 Byron MacDonald
    Canada
58.40
200m butterfly
  details
Jorge Delgado
    Ecuador
2:06.41
= GR, SA
C. Rob Orr
    USA
2:08.39 Augusto González
    Peru
2:09.90
200m I.M.
  details
Steve Furniss
    USA
2:10.82 Frank Heckl
    USA
2:12.11 Felipe Muñoz
    Mexico
2:16.28
400m I.M.
  details
Steve Furniss
    USA
4:42.69 GR Ricardo Marmolejo
    Mexico
4:49.04 NR Rick Colella
    USA
4:49.30
4×100m
  Free Relay
  details
  USA
  David Edgar
  Steve Genter
  Jerry Heidenreich
  Frank Heckl
3:32.15 GR   Canada
  Timothy Bach
  Ian MacKenzie
  Brian Phillips
  Robert Kasting
3:38.15   Brazil
  Ruy de Oliveira
  Flávio Machado
  Paulo Zanetti
  José Aranha
3:42.48 SA
4×200m
  Free Relay
  details
  USA
  Jerry Heidenreich
  Jim McConica
  Steve Genter
  Frank Heckl
7:45.82
WR
  Canada
  Robert Kasting
  Ron Jacks
  Brian Phillips
  Ralph Hutton
8:04.76   Brazil
  Alfredo Machado
  Ruy de Oliveira
  José Aranha
  Flávio Machado
8:08.42 SA
4×100m
  Medley Relay
  details
  USA
  John Murphy
  Brian Job
  Jerry Heidenreich
  Frank Heckl
3:56.08 GR   Canada
  John Hawes/Bill Kennedy(?)
  William Mahony
  Byron MacDonald
  Robert Kasting/Timothy Bach(?)
4:00.53   Brazil
  César Lourenço
  José Fiolo
  Flávio Machado
  José Aranha
4:02.94 SA

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100m freestyle
  details
Sandy Neilson
    USA
1:00.60 Angela Coughlan
    Canada
1:01.15 Karen James
    Canada
1:01.88
200m freestyle
  details
Kim Peyton
    USA
2:09.62 GR Angela Coughlan
    Canada
2:10.56 NR Olga de Ángulo
    Colombia
2:14.34 SA
400m freestyle
  details
Ann Simmons
    USA
4:26.19 Jill Strong
    USA
4:36.15 Angela Coughlan
    Canada
4:38.86
800m freestyle
  details
Cathy Calhoun
    USA
9:15.19 Cynthia Enze
    USA
9:32.15 María Teresa Ramírez
    Mexico
9:44.32
100m backstroke
  details
Donna Gurr
    Canada
1:07.18 GR Susie Atwood
    USA
1:07.51 Jill Hlay
    USA
1:08.49
200m backstroke
  details
Donna Gurr
    Canada
2:24.73 Susie Atwood
    USA
2:26.48 Barbara Darby
    USA
2:30.73
100m breaststroke
  details
Sylvia Dockerill
    Canada
1:18.63 Linda Kurtz
    USA
1:19.30 Lynn Colella
    USA
1:19.72
200m breaststroke
  details
Lynn Colella
    USA
2:50.03 Jane Wright
    Canada
2:50.96 NR Leonor Urueta
    Mexico
2:52.72
100m butterfly
  details
Deena Deardurff
    USA
1:06.22 Leslie Cliff
    Canada
1:07.77 Lucy Burle
    Brazil
1:08.79 SA
200 m butterfly
  details
Lynn Colella
    USA
2:23.11 Alice Jones
    USA
2:28.10 Susan Smith
    Canada
2:32.60
200m I.M.
  details
Leslie Cliff
    Canada
2:30.03 Susie Atwood
    USA
2:30.29 Cindy Plaisted
    USA
2:33.23
400m I.M.
  details
Leslie Cliff
    Canada
5:13.31 Cindy Plaisted
    USA
5:13.64 Susie Atwood
    USA
5:13.75
4×100m
  Freestyle Relay
  details
  USA
  Sandy Neilson
  Wendy Fordyce
  Katheryn McKitrick
  Lynn Skrifvars
4:04.20 GR   Canada
  Leslie Cliff
  Donna Gurr
  Dianne Gate
  Angela Coughlan
4:10.52   Brazil
  Rosemary Ribeiro
  Cristiane Paquelet
  Maria Hungerbuler
  Lucy Burle
4:15.24
4×100m
  Medley Relay
  details
  Canada
  Donna Gurr
  Jane Wright
  Leslie Cliff
  Angela Coughlan
4:35.50   USA
  Susan Atwood
  Lynn Colella
  Deena Deardurff
  Sandra Neilson
4:36.73   Mexico
  María Teresa Ramírez
  Leonor Urueta
  Norma Amezcua
  Marcia Arriaga
4:45.18

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States2218747
2  Canada68923
3  Ecuador1001
4  Mexico0257
5  Brazil0167
6  Colombia0011
  Peru0011
Totals (7 nations)29292987


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hickoksports Archived 2012-12-05 at Archive.today
  2. ^ Resultados
  3. ^ All Pan medalists - Male
  4. ^ All Pan medalists - Female
  5. ^ Pan American Games - Swimming and Diving page, from gbrathletics.com; retrieved 2012-04-15.
  6. ^ Brazil medals at 1971 Pan
  7. ^ Odir Cunha (2007). Heróis da América - História Completa dos Jogos Pan-Americanos. Editora Planeta. ISBN 8576652803.
  • Folha Online
  • Medalists – List of international swimming medalists compiled by International Swimming Hall of Fame