Pereira's sixth gold medal breaks Spitz's Pan Ams record
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Not even the great Mark Spitz was as dominant at the Pan American Games as Brazilian sensation Thiago Pereira.
Pereira broke the 40-year-old record of the American star with six swimming gold medals in one Pan Ams.
On Saturday, Pareira won the men's 200-meter breaststroke to
earn his sixth gold. He finished the race in 2 minutes, 13.51
seconds, beating teammate Henrique Barbosa (2:13.83) and Scott
Spann (2.13.98) of Austin, Texas at the packed ...
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