Almeida Sets New 400 IM Junior World Record

Brazilian Brandonn Almeida posted a time of 4:14.47, setting a new junior world record in the men’s 400 IM, beating the ‘benchmark’ time set by American Gunnar Bentz.

Bentz took gold in the 400 IM at the 2013 Junior World Championships in a time of 4:14.97, setting a new championship record. His time was then used as a ‘benchmark’ time when establishing the junior world record times in 2014.

For the time being Almeida has been slotted as the Pan American gold medalist due to the disqualification of his fellow countryman Thiago Pereira, a disqualification which is being protested.

Pereira finished just ahead of Almeida in tonight’s final in Toronto.

Almeida, who has won gold in the 400 IM at the last two South American Junior Championships, had a lifetime best time of 4:15.82, which he recorded at the Maria Lenk Trophy in April.

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5 years ago

Brandonn will go to Jr worlds and said he want to rebreak the Jr wr

5 years ago

A 4:14 400 IM is incredible in its own right, but Phelps was a 4:15.20 when he was 15 and a 4:09.09 about a month after he turned 18

well then
Reply to  MDJ
5 years ago

Let’s not compare to Phelps right know, it will likely(not impossible but…) take another 35 years for someone to be on the level of Phelps or spitz . )they were just such prodigies.

bobo gigi
Reply to  well then
5 years ago

I believed that Michael Andrew…. 🙂

Reply to  MDJ
5 years ago

Phelps is…Phelps!

To be fair to Brandonn, he was very surprised with his time.He told in post-race interview he was with only 3 days rest and only will do full rest for Junior Worlds.

Reply to  MDJ
5 years ago

Johannes Hintze was swimming 4.16.58 this year (in April) as a 15 yo, i think he will attack the junior world record this year or hopefully next year (he has time to break it until the end of 2017).

bobo gigi
Reply to  thomaslurzfan
5 years ago

Almeida and Hintze should also keep an eye at world juniors on 16-year-old American Sean Grieshop who could have a big time drop in the next few weeks. PB of 4.20 so far. Weak backstroke but huge freestyle.

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