Cayman’s first-ever GOLD at the Pan Am Games in the 200 m freestyle swimming was won by Brett Fraser. His brother, Shaune Fraser came in right behind him winning SILVER.
Brett not only won GOLD, but also set a new record for the 200 m freestyle with a time of 1:47:18. Shaune’s time was 1:48:29.
Brett Fraser won the 200 m freestyle at the NCAA Championships in March. Now has just added a gold medal from the Pan American Games in the same event, thanks to his win in 1:47.18, which is a career-best time and a new Pan American Games Record. That crushed the old record mark by Brazil’s Gustavo Borges in 1995 at 1:48.49.
In this race, he finished just before his brother Shaune, who is the National Record holder and the more accomplished of the pair internationally. Shaune touched 2nd in 1:48.29, which is also under the old mark. Brett took off with a huge opening 50 (24.60) and rode that all the way to a dominant victory.
On Sunday Shaune Fraser won Cayman’s first medal at the Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The two-time Olympian swam to a bronze medal in the 100 metres freestyle. He hit the wall in 46.83 seconds. That would have been a new record in the event, but all three medallists finished under the previous record mark of 46.91 seconds.
Brett, finished fifth in the event.
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