Swimming at the 2015 Pan American Games – Women's 800 metre freestyle

The women's 800 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 Pan American Games took place on July 18 at the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House in Toronto, Canada.[1] The defending Pan American Games champion was Kristel Kobrich of Chile.

Women's 800 metre freestyle at the XVII Pan American Games
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VenueCIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House
DatesJuly 18 (preliminaries and finals)
Competitors16 from 12 nations
Winning time8:27.54
Medalists
Gold medal   United States
Silver medal   Chile
Bronze medal   Venezuela
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This race consisted of sixteen lengths of the pool in freestyle. All participating swimmers would take part in 2 heats based on qualifying time. There were no finals.[2]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Pan American Games records were as follows:

World record   Katie Ledecky (USA) 8:11.00 Shenandoah, United States June 22, 2014
Pan American Games record   Kaitlin Sandeno (USA) 8:34.65 Winnipeg, Canada August 6, 1999

The following new records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
15 July Final Sierra Schmidt   United States 8:27.54 GR

QualificationEdit

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to two entrants providing they had met the A standard (8:52.99) in the qualifying period (January 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing they had met the B standard (9:24.97) in the same qualifying period.[2] All other competing athletes were entered as universality spots.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4).

Date Time Round
July 18, 2015 10:05 Final 1
July 18, 2015 19:05 Final 2

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified GR Games record NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

FinalEdit

The finals were held on July 18.[3]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  2 2 Sierra Schmidt   United States 8:27.54 GR
  2 7 Kristel Köbrich   Chile 8:29.79
  2 5 Andreina Pinto   Venezuela 8:31.08
4 2 4 Brittany MacLean   Canada 8:32.06
5 2 1 Joanna Evans   Bahamas 8:37.18
6 2 3 Courtney Harnish   United States 8:38.00
7 1 5 Bruna Primati   Brazil 8:40.75
8 1 3 Monserrat Ortuño   Mexico 8:45.81
9 2 8 Carolina Bilich   Brazil 8:47.94
10 2 6 Tabitha Baumann   Canada 8:48.37
11 1 4 Natalia Jaspeado   Mexico 8:53.70
12 1 6 Valerie Gruest   Guatemala 8:55.62
13 1 2 Maria Alvarez   Colombia 8:57.29
14 1 8 Rebeca Quinteros   El Salvador 9:07.98
15 1 7 Daniella van den Berg   Aruba 9:12.30
16 1 1 Lani Cabrera   Barbados 9:16.88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Ticket Program Guide" (PDF). toronto2015.org. TO2015. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Swimming Technical Manual" (PDF). TO2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ Women's 800m Freestyle - Finals