Nick Thoman won a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke in record-breaking fashion Friday night at Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Thoman, a 2004 Mariemont High School graduate, won in 53.20 seconds. He also set a new meet record. The previous Games record was held by Randall Bal (53.66 in 2007). Thoman’s swim also moved him up to fifth in the 100 backstroke world rankings, according to Swimming World.
Former University of Cincinnati standout Josh Schneider won gold in the 50-meter freestyle also on Friday night in Toronto. The Taylor High School graduate won in 21.86 seconds.
On Thursday, Stanford standout standout Max Williamson, a Covington Catholic graduate, took third in the 400-meter individual medley (4:16.91).