2016 MARIA LENK TROPHY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 20th
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Prelims 9:30am local/8:30am EDT; Finals 5:30pm local/4:30pm EDT
- Brazilian Olympic Selection Criteria
- Maria Lenk Start List
- Meet Schedule
- Real-Time Results
- Qualifiers after Day 1
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