Missing what expects to be a titanic men’s sprint freestyle showdown, Brazil’s Matheus Santana has pulled out of the Junior World Championships in Dubai next week.
Translated from Portuguese:
Swimmer Matheus Santana, summoned to participate in the World, will be out of competition for health problems. Matheus is diabetic and his final examinations detected levels outside the standards for the effort that was about to make a competition of high technical level. He will be spared to health care.
As mentioned, Santana has diabetes, and complications from that has left him out of the Junior Worlds.
Remaining in the 50 free will be American Caeleb Dressel, Russian Evgeny Sedov, and Australian Luke Percy, among others.
Santana has broken several Brazilian National Age Group Records, including those held by World Record holder Cesar Cielo, having been 22.79 in the long course 50 free at only 16 years old.
See the full Brazilian roster below, with Santana removed. It is likely that Luiz Altamir will take his spot on the 400 free relay with his 51-low:
50m free – Fernanda Delgado, ATN Tubarão/SC (26s07) / Julia Nilton, Círculo Militar/CE (26s21)
100m free – Giovanna Diamante, Sesi/SP (56s95) / Natalia de Luccas, Corinthians/SP (57s02)
100m backstroke – Natalia de Luccas (1m02s47)
100m fly – Thais Xavier, Fluminense/RJ (1m01s72) / Giovanna Diamante (1m01s78)
200m fly – Mariana Serrano Souza, Sesi/SP (2m17s92) / Giovanna Diamante (2m18s67)
50m free – Guilherme Ocampo, Corinthians/SP (22s99) / Jackson Cândido Santos, Unisanta/SP (23s07)
100m free –
Matheus Santana, Unisanta/SP (50s25) / Pedro Spajari, Pinheiros/SP (50s97)
200m free – Luiz Altamir Melo, Flamengo/RJ (1m50s71) / Diego Stelzer, Corinthians/SP (1m52s00)
400m free – Luiz Altamir Melo (3m55s74) / Brandonn Almeida, Corinthians/SP (3m57s20)
1500m free – Brandonn Almeida (15m31s52)
100m backstroke – Vitor Guaraldo, Pinheiros/SP (56s08) / Gustavo Louzada, Grêmio Náutico União/RS (56s63)
200m backstroke – Luiz Souza Vieira, Pinheiros/SP (2m03s04) / Gustavo Louzada (2m03s56)
100m fly – Pedro Vieira, Corinthians/SP (53s97) / Henrique Painhas, Clube Curitibano/PR (54s86)
200m fly- Luiz Altamir Melo (2m01s54) / Matheus Isidro, Corinthians/SP (2m02s21)
100m breaststroke – Pedro Cardona, Pinheiros/SP (1m02s45) / Felipe Monni, Pinheiros/SP (1m03s22)
200m breaststroke – Arthur Pedroso, Corinthians/SP (2m18s90) / Gabriel Freitas, Pinheiros/SP (2m19s13)
400m medley – Brandonn Almeida (4m25s93)
Relays for Junior Worlds
4x100m free M =
Matheus Santana (50s25) / Pedro Spajari (50s97) / Felipe Ribeiro de Souza, (51s23) / Gabriel Santos, Pinheiros/SP (51s32)
4x100m frelivre F = Giovana Diamante (56s95) / Natalia de Luccas (57s02) / Andressa Cholodovski Lima, Minas Tênis/MG (57s23) / Luana Ribeiro, Fluminense/RJ (57s57)
4x200m free M = Luiz Altamir Melo (1m50s71) / Diego Stelzer (1m52s00) / Bruno Gurian, Corinthians/SP (1m52s25) / João Pedro Cervone, Paineiras/SP (1m52s64)
4x200m free F = Andressa Cholodovski (2m03s76) / Viviane Jungblut, Grêmio Náutico União/RS (2m04s43) / Nathalia Almeida, Flamengo/RJ (2m04s95) / Natalia de Luccas (2m05s33)
4x100m medley M = Vitor Guaraldo (56s08) / Pedro Cardona (1m02s45) / Pedro Vieira (53s97) /
Matheus Santana (50s25)
4x100m medley F = Natalia de Luccas (1m02s47) / Giovanna Dorigon, Clube Curitibano/PR (m12s21) / Thais Xavier (1m01s72) / Giovanna Diamante (56s95)