2016 Maria Lenk Olympic Qualifiers After Day 2


Etiene Medeiros not only achieved the FINA ‘A’ cut in the women’s 100m back, but did it twice. In the prelims session, she posted 1:00.00 for a new Maria Lenk Trophy Championship Record and clocked a slightly slower time of 1:00.11 in the finals edition. No other woman achieved the FINA standard as Slovakian swimmer Katarina Listopadova finished second to Medeiros with 1:00.67.

Coming out of the Brazil Open in December, Nicolas Oliveira (1:47.09) and Joao de Lucca (1:47.81) were the only ones to have obtained a FINA ‘A’ standard in the men’s 200m free. Today’s competition saw Oliveira improve upon that time in the morning with 1:46.97 and drop off hard in finals at 1:48.17. de Lucca also managed to slip under his Brazil Open time and claim the winning time tonight (1:47.65) over Federico Grabich, the Argentine swimmer who missed the ‘A’ standard by one one-hundredth of a second.

Concerning the Brazilian Rio 800m free relay, Luis Melo (1:48.29) and Andre Pereira (1:48.72) will join Oliveira and de Lucca to represent the host country come August.

No woman was able to best the FINA ‘A’ standard of 1:07.85 in the 100m breast, however, Argentina’s Macarena Ceballos bested all the Brazilians in the field including Jhennifer Alves (1:08.31) and Julia Sebastian (1:08.85).

For the 100m back, Guilherme Guido already registered his FINA ‘A’ cut at the Brazil Open with a national record of 53.09, but came within a hair’s breadth of lowering it in prelims when he touched in at 53.10. Guido returned for finals for a 53.25, his third swim under the standard, and defeated his nearest competitor Henrique Rodrigues by over a second.

The day’s last event, the women’s 400m free, saw no FINA standards but did witness Manuella Lyrio lower her own Brazilian National Record down to 4:09.48 from 4:09.96.

Qualified Brazilians through Maria Lenk Trophy Day 2 

  • Brandonn Almeida, 400 IM, 4:14.63
  • Daiene Dias, 100 fly, 58.07
  • Daynara Ferreira, 100 fly, 58.38
  • Luis Melo, 400 free, 3:50.32
  • Joanna Maranhao, 400 IM, 4:38.66
  • Joao Gomes Jr, 100 breast, 59.10
  • Felipe Franca Silva, 100 breast, 59.36
  • Etiene Medeiros, 100 back, 1:00.00
  • Nicolas Oliveira, 200 free, 1:46.97
  • Joao de Lucca, 200 free, 1:46.42
  • Guilherme Guido, 100 back, 53.09
  • Luis Melo, 800 free relay
  • Andre Pereira, 800 free relay

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Stephen Parsons

Stephen's swimming journey has taken him all across the Southeastern United States. Starting out at the Flowood, MS based Sunkist Swim Team, he made the transition to Auburn, AL where he competed the remainder of his high school years with Auburn Aquatics. His college career began at Daytona State College under the …

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