2016 Maria Lenk Trophy: Day 5 Finals Live Recap

2016 MARIA LENK TROPHY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The second last finals session of the Maria Lenk Trophy takes place tonight with four more events presenting the opportunity for the Brazilian swimmers to qualify for the Olympics in their home country. In the women’s 100 freestyle Larissa Oliveira came within a tenth of the Olympic qualifying standard this morning, so we’ll see if she can get down to it tonight. In the men’s 200 back top seed coming into tonight Guilherme Guido will need to shave off nearly two seconds to get down to the standard, while the women’s 200 breast field is loaded with international swimmers and doesn’t look like any qualifiers will come out of Brazil in that event. The men’s 200 IM will cap off the night, and Henrique Rodrigues and Thiago Pereira have already gone well under the standard at the Brazil Open.

WOMEN’S 100 FREE – FINAL

  • Brazilian Record: Etiene Medeiros, 54.26 (2015)
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 54.43
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: Etiene Medeiros (54.26)
  1. Larissa Oliveira, Pinheiros, 54.03
  2. Etiene Medeiros, SESI-SP, 54.50
  3. Daynara Ferreira, SESI-SP, 55.22

After coming within a tenth of the qualifying standard this morning Larissa Oliveira posted a new Brazilian record of 54.03 in the final, getting way under the ‘A’ standard of 54.43. Oliveira now has two individual events for the Olympics after qualifying earlier in the 200 free.

Now former national record holder Etiene Medeiros was 2nd in 54.50, but her former record of 54.26 set at the Brazil Open has earned her an individual Olympic berth in this event as well. Daynara Ferreira (55.22) and Manuella Lyrio (55.26) finished 3rd and 4th, qualifying them for the relay despite both being slightly slower than they had previously.

MEN’S 200 BACK – FINAL

  • Brazilian Record: Thiago Pereira, 1:57.19 (2011)
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 1:58.22
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: Leonardo de Deus (1:57.43)
  1. Leonardo de Deus, Corinthians, 1:57.57
  2. Guilherme Guido, Pinheiros, 1:59.34
  3. Fabio Santi, Pinheiros, 2:00.21

Leonardo de Deus confirmed his Olympic qualification in the 200 back posting a time of 1:57.57, just off his time of 1:57.43 from the Brazil Open. Both swims put him well under the FINA ‘A’ standard of 1:58.22. Runner-up Guilherme Guido failed to reach the standard touching in 1:59.34. Guido has already qualified for the team in the 100 back. Guido‘s teammate from Pinheiros Fabio Santi was the 3rd place finisher in 2:00.21.

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST – FINAL

  • Brazilian Record: Carolina Mussi, 2:27.42 (2009)
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 2:26.94
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: None
  1. Julia Sebastian, Unisanta (ARG), 2:28.12 *
  2. Macarena Ceballos, Argentina, 2:28.21 *
  3. Sae Saito, Japan, 2:28.24 *

* – International Swimmer

International swimmers swept the podium in the women’s 200 breast, with Argentina’s Julia Sebastian (2:28.12) and Macarena Ceballos (2:28.21) going 1-2. Japan’s Sae Saito was 3rd in 2:28.24, and Minjie Sun of China finished 4th in 2:30.89. The top Brazilian was Pamela Souza, 5th in 2:31.75. Brazil will have no women represented in this event at the Olympics.

MEN’S 200 IM – FINAL

  • Brazilian Record: Thiago Pereira, 1:55.55 (2009)
  • FINA ‘A’ Qualification Standard: 2:00.28
  • ‘A’ Qualifiers from Brazil Open: Henrique Rodrigues (1:58.26), Thiago Pereira (1:58.32)
  1. Thiago Pereira, Fiat/Minas, 1:57.91 / Henrique Rodrigues, Pinheiros, 1:57.91
  2. Juran Mizohata, Japan, 2:01.64 *

* – International Swimmer

After both already qualifying in this event at the Brazil Open, Thiago Pereira and Henrique Rodrigues had a terrific battle to finish off the session, tying for the win in the men’s 200 IM in 1:57.91. They were even at the 150m wall as well. Both improve their times from the Brazil Open, as Rodrigues was 1:58.26 and Pereira 1:58.32. Both will compete in this event at the Olympics.

Juran Mizohata of Japan touched 3rd in 2:01.64, with Brazil’s Juran Mizohata close behind for 4th in 2:01.89.

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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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