XLIII CAMPEONATO SUDAMERICANO DE NATACIÓN
- Wednesday, March 30th – Sunday, April 3rd
- CENTRO ACUÁTICO NACIONAL, Asunción, Paraguay
- Prelims at 10am local/EDT; Finals at 6pm local/EDT
- Psych Sheets
- Day 1 Recap/Day 2 Recap/Day 3 Recap/Day 4 Recap
- Live Results
This weekend, Andrea Berrino swam a new Argentine record in the 50 back on day four of South American Championships, winning the event in 28.11 and taking down the old record by nearly a second.
She set the previous record, a 28.98, at last year’s Maria Lenk Trophy, where she took second behind Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros.
This time, she came out ahead of Medeiros, who finished second in 28.17.
Berrino’s swim from today ranks 11th in the world, tying with Japan’s Emi Moronuki. Currently, Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova holds the fastest time in the world this season, a 26.23.
Earlier this weekend, Berrino took second in the 100 back with another national record, a 1:00.38. The 22-year-old came close to taking her national record in the 200 as well, swimming 2:13.47. Both swims in the two Olympic backstroke events hit the FINA ‘B’ standards (1:02.36 and 1:00.25), but neither time came in under the FINA ‘A’ standards (1:00.25 and 2:10.60).