New records were set in both swimming and cycling events at the PAN-AM Games in Columbia on Sunday (8 August).
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.