Oliveira, Almeida Post ‘A’ Cuts At Day 3 Prelims Of Maria Lenk

2016 MARIA LENK TROPHY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Note: This recap was originally done in “real-time”.

Just three events will be contested on day three of the Maria Lenk Trophy, with the women’s 200 free, men’s 200 fly and the women’s 200 IM. Each event has one swimmer who earned a FINA ‘A’ cut at the Brazil Open, but the top-2 times recorded here and there combined, prelims or finals, will qualify for the Olympic team (provided they’re under the cut).

Women’s 200 Free – Prelims

  • Brazilian Record: Manuella Lyrio, 1:58.03, 2015
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 1:58.96
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: 1

Larissa Oliveira of Pinheiros topped the women’s 200 free prelims in a time of 1:58.53, getting her under the FINA ‘A’ time of 1:58.96. That swim puts her into contention for an Olympic berth, as she and Manuella Lyrio have both now achieved A cuts. Lyrio swam a time of 1:58.43 at the Brazil Open in December, so her and Oliveira are currently in position to qualify. If another swimmer beats out Oliveira and her time from this morning tonight, they will take her place.

Jessica De Bruin (1:59.43) and Gabrielle Goncalves (2:00.06) will both have a shot at doing that tonight, as they are the 2nd and 3rd seeded Brazilians. Lyrio failed to make the A-final, placing 10th this morning relegating her to the B-final. The A-final will be highlighted by some international competition including 3rd overall seed Katarina Listopadova of Slovakia.

Top 8 Qualifiers to Finals:

  1. Larissa Oliveira, Pinheiros, 1:58.53
  2. Jessica De Bruin, SESI-SP, 1:59.43
  3. Katarina Listopadova, Slovakia, 2:00.04 *
  4. Gabrielle Goncalves, Unisanta, 2:00.06
  5. Rafaela Raurich, Curitibano, 2:00.60
  6. Maria Heitmann, Fiat/Minas, 2:00.67
  7. Junuxuan Yang, China, 2:01.05 *
  8. Liuyuxin Li, China, 2:01.07 *

*  – International Swimmers

Men’s 200 Fly – Prelims

  • Brazilian Record: Kaio Almeida, 1:53.92, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 1:56.97
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: 1

National record holder Kaio Almeida achieved a FINA ‘A’ standard this morning, clocking 1:56.40 to put him in a great spot heading into tonight. Leonardo De Deus is still the top Brazilian from his 1:56.14 at the Brazil Open, meaning these two will likely be representing Brazil at the Olympics in this event.

Indiana Hoosier Vinicius Lanza qualified 2nd for tonight with a time of 1:58.18, and Luis Lopes Melo is 4th with a 1:58.26. De Deus qualified comfortably in 4th in 1:59.11. Along with Lanza from Indiana, another NCAA swimmer qualified 5th with Arthur Mendes (1:59.24) of Auburn.

Top 8 Qualifiers to Finals:

  1. Kaio Almeida, Fiat/Minas, 1:56.40
  2. Vinicius Lanza, Fiat/Minas, 1:58.18
  3. Luiz Lopes Melo, CR Flamengo/RJ, 1:58.26
  4. Leonardo De Deus, Corinthians, 1:59.11
  5. Arthur Mendes, Corinthians, 1:59.24
  6. Ryosuke Iai, Japan, 1:59.45 *
  7. Kaue Da Silva, Corinthians, 1:59.67
  8. Marcos Ferraro De, Pinheiros, 2:00.20

* – International Swimmers

Women’s 200 IM – Prelims

  • Brazilian Record: Joanna Maranhao, 2:12.12, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 2:14.26
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: 1

National record holder Joanna Maranhao paced the prelims in a time of 2:17.10, just ahead of Nathalia Almeida (2:17.73) and Barbora Zavadova (2:18.10). Maranhao posted a time of 2:14.04 at the Brazil Open to get under the 2:14.26 qualifying standard, putting her first in line for this event in Rio. Based on the results this morning, it’s hard to imagine any other swimmer getting under the standard, as Almeida was the closest this morning about 3.5 seconds off.

Top 8 Qualifiers for Finals Tonight:

  1. Joanna Maranhao, Pinheiros, 2:17.10
  2. Nathalia Almeida, CR Flamengo/RJ, 2:17.73
  3. Barbora Zavadova, Czech Republic, 2:18.10 *
  4. Virginia Bardach, Argentina, 2:18.18 *
  5. Gabrielle Goncalves, Unisanta, 2:19.13 *
  6. Florenica Perotti, Pinheiros, 2:19.61
  7. Fernanda Carobino, Unisanta, 2:20.95
  8. Fernanda Goeij, Curtibano, 2:21.34

* – International Swimmers

 

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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