New records were set in both swimming and cycling events at the PAN-AM Games in Columbia on Sunday (8 August).
GV Spectators in stand
GV Start of Men's 400 Metres Freestyle
SV & GV Race in of progress (2 shots)
GV Finish of race
GV Start of Men's 200 Metres Breast-stroke
SV Race in progress
SV Race finish
GV Crowd in Velodrome
GV Halsey of USA starts (2 shots)
LV Lovell of Canada starts (2 shots)2.13
LV Lovell in victory stance and walks off track
Initials ES. 1730 ES. 1745
SPORT: SWIMMING AND CYCLING
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Background: New records were set in both swimming and cycling events at the PAN-AM Games in Columbia on Sunday (8 August). James McConica representing the United States set the Pan American Games record in the Men's 400 Metres Freestyle. He swam the distance in four minutes and nine seconds, clipping 1.2 seconds off the old record. Richard Colella, another representative from the U.S. also set a record in the Men's 200 Metres Breast stroke. He swam the distance in 2 Minutes 27.1 Secs., breaking the old mark of 2 Minutes, 29.2 Secs.
In cycling, Canadian racer Jocelin Lovell, broke the record in the one-thousand metres contest. He completed the distance in I Minute 7.7 Secs. More than 7,000 people watched the event in the Pan American Velodrome in Cali, Columbia.