Germantown Academy Graduate Wins America’s First Gold at Pan American Games in Peru

Germantown Academy graduate and former swimmer, Andrew Abruzzo ‘18 won a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle on Tuesday night at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru.

Abruzzo finished in 3:48.41. Abruzzo currently swims for the University of Georgia during the school year. He will be a sophomore this year. 

Photo © University of Georgia + Swimmers World Magazine

According to Swimming World Magazine’s report:

Andrew Abruzzo tallied the U.S.’s first gold with an impressive 3:48.41 to start the men’s schedule in the 400 free. Despite getting a slow start off the block–he boasted a reaction time of 0.82–Abruzzo managed to cinch a decisive win, bettering Fernando Scheffer’s (3:39.60) mark by over a second. Brazil’s Luiz Melo barely conceded the silver to his teammate, throwing up a 3:49.91 for third ahead of the America’s Christopher Wieser (3:50.39).

Feature Photo courtesy of Germantown Academy.