2023 Jose Finkel Day 2 Recap: No New Worlds Qualifiers


Day two of the 2023 Brazilian Swimming Championships/Jose Finkel was a little on the subdued side as no individual swimmers notched times swift enough to meet the qualification criteria for next year’s World Championships.

Maria Fernanda Costa doubled up on her 400m free victory from night one with gold in the 200m fly. She posted a time of 2:12.76 to get to the wall ahead of Maria Pessanha who touched in 2:13.25 while Ana Amaral rounded out the top 3 in 2:14.42. A minimum time standard of 2:09.21 was needed to qualify for Doha.

Leonardo De Deus got on the board with a win in the men’s 200m fly, posting 1:57.61 as the top performer. The 32-year-old beat out night one’s gold medalist in the 100m fly, Matheus Gonche who clocked 1:58.14 while Nicolas Albiero bagged bronze in 1:59.18.

The men’s 200m IM saw Leonardo Santos eke out the win over Vini Lanza with the pair separated by just over half a second. The former produced 2:01.27 while the latter hit 2:01.99, while neither dipped under the 1:59.53 QT needed for Doha.

Additional Winners

  • Gabrielle Roncatto registered a time of 2:15.14 to claim gold by over a second in the women’s 200m IM.
  • The men’s 1500m free saw Guilherme Da Costa crush the field by nearly 13 seconds, producing 15:12.53 as the gold medalist.
  • The men’s 4x200m free relay from Minas collectively clocked a result of 7:14.40 to narrowly clear the World Championships qualifying time of 7:14.06. The squad was comprised of Eduardo Moraes (1:48.47), Lucas Peixoto (1:48.54), Albiero (1:50.04) and Fernando Scheffer (1:47.35) to get the job done.

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Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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