Tigers Win Gold Medals at Pan Am Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--One Auburn male swimmer and two women's team Tigers won gold medals with record times on Wednesday at the Pan American Games.

Teammates from the 2007 NCAA women's championship team, Emily Kukors and Ava Ohlgren, swam legs for Team USA's winning 800-meter freestyle relay that set a Pan Am Games record time of 8:02.03.

Kukors had the fastest split time with a 1:59.57 on leg two. Ohlgren on leg three swam 200 meters in 2:00.19.

Emily Kukors

Cesar Cielo, who was named the top swimmer at the 2007 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle.

Cesar Cielo

The member of AU's national championship team won the 100 meters freestyle while swimming for Brazil and did it in a Pan Am Games record time of 48.79. Former Tiger George Bovell, swimming for Trinidad & Tobago, took seventh.

Also on Wednesday, former Auburn All-American Mark Gangloff took a silver medal in the 100 breaststroke for Team USA in a time of 1:01.24, fourth-tenths off the pace of Canada's Scott Dickens.

Ten current or former Tiger swimmers are competing in the Pan Am Games.

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