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Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil adds Pan Am gold to her butterfly medal collection

By The Canadian Press on October 22, 2023.

Canada's Maggie Mac Neil, of London, Ont. competes in the 100m butterfly final at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile on Sunday Oct. 22, 2023. MacNeil won the gold medal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

SANTIAGO, Chile – Maggie Mac Neil added a Pan American Games gold medal to her Olympic gold in the women’s 100-metre butterfly Sunday.

The 23-year-old from London, Ont., set a Pan Am Games record of 56.94 seconds.

The Canadian led at the turn and beat runner-up Kelly Pash of the United States by just under a second.

It was Mac Neil’s second gold medal in as many days in Santiago, Chile after helping the women’s freestyle relay team win on the first day of swimming.

Mac Neil was a triple medallist in Tokyo’s Olympic Games two years ago with butterfly gold, silver and bronze medals in relays.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2023.

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