Swimming

Emily Overholt DQ'd in swim medley after winning gold

For a few minutes, Emily Overholt thought she was a Pan Am gold medallist in the women's 400m individual medley. But the 17-year-old Canadian was quickly stripped of her title after officials ruled she made an illegal turn, resulting in a disqualification.

Disqualifications rule Day 3 in the pool

17-year-old Emily Overholt was oh-so close to adding to her medal total after winning the women's 400m individual medley. However, she was disqualified for a non-simultaneous touch during the swim. (Jim Watson/Getty Images )

For a few minutes, Emily Overholt thought she was a Pan Am gold medallist in the women's 400m individual medley.

But the 17-year-old Canadian was quickly stripped of her title after officials ruled she made an illegal turn, resulting in a disqualification.

Overholt, who won a silver medal earlier in the Games, was called for a non-simultaneous touch, meaning she didn't touch the wall with both hands at the same time.

"It's unfortunate, but I still did the swim, so I still know that I have it in me," the West Vancouver, B.C., swimmer said. "It's something to learn from."

Fellow Canadian Sidney Pickrem, 18, moved up to the silver-medal spot in the 400 IM after having the bronze initially.

U.S. swimmer Caitlin Leverenz moved up to gold, while Joanna Maranhao of Brazil ascended from fourth to the bronze spot.

Overholt's disqualification was the first of three on the night, two with medal implications.

Reilly wins silver in medley, Pereira DQ'd 

Canada's Luke Reilly won a silver medal in the men's 400m individual medley as a result of another DQ. 

Reilly,19, initially finished in the bronze-medal position, but moved up to silver after Brazilian star Thiago Pereira, who appeared to win the race, was disquailified.

Pereira, owner of 21 Pan Am medals, was also DQ'd for a non-simultaneous touch. 

Both Pereira and Overholt appealed the rulings against them, but their appeals were denied.

Brazil's Brandonn Almeida ended up with the gold, while Max Williamson of the U.S. got the bronze. 

Thomas, Savard finish 2-3 in butterfly

Canadians Noemie Thomas and Katerine Savard took the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the women's 100m butterfly. 

Thomas,19, was neck-and-neck with teammate Savard before reaching the wall just before her to capture silver. 

American Kelsi Worrell won the gold. 

Overholt rebounds with bronze in relay

Overholt got a chance to rebound later Thursday evening in the women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay for Canada, and won a bronze medal.

Overholt, Savard, Brittany Maclean and Alyson Ackman finished nearly seven seconds behind the United States, who won gold with a Pan Am record time of 7:54.32. 

Brazil took the silver medal. 

Mexico, which finished fifth in the race, was also DQ'd. It was initially unclear why they were penalized. 

Condorelli adds bronze

Canada's Santo Condorelli added Canada's fifth swimming medal of the night with a bronze medal in the men's 100m butterfly. 

Condorelli, who has won two silver medals and a bronze now at the 2015 Pan Ams, qualified sixth for the finals but was able to reach the podium with a very strong race.

Giles Smith of the U.S. won gold, while Santiago Grassi of Argentina took silver.

WIth Files from The Canadian Press 


     

With Files from The Canadian Press

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