Brazil Adds Two More Qualifiers With One Day Remaining of Maria Lenk


In total there was seven Olympic qualifiers tonight at the Maria Lenk Trophy, however five of them had already made the grade. The women’s 100 freestyle saw Larissa Oliveria win in a new South American record of 54.03, while Etiene Medeiros‘ old record of 54.26 from the Brazil Open also gives her an individual spot. Oliveira had already qualified in the 200 free, while Medeiros had done so in the 100 back.

Daynara Ferreira and Manuella Lyrio also made the team in the 400 free relay after putting up the 3rd and 4th fastest times. Ferreira has also qualified in the 100 fly, and Lyrio the 200 free.

Leonardo de Deus officially earned a berth in the 200 back after winning tonight in 1:57.57, just off his Brazil Open time of 1:57.43. He has also qualified in the 200 fly.

The final two qualifiers both were the only ones who hadn’t yet officially made the team, as Henrique Rodrigues and Thiago Pereira came in with the top two times in the 200 IM by a mile and it was merely a formality before they were going to make the team. Despite both of them having a spot all but locked up, they both fought hard to the wall, tying in 1:57.91. The time improves their times from the Brazil Open by a few tenths of a second.

Qualified Brazilians through Maria Lenk Trophy Day 5

  • Brandonn Almeida, 400 IM, 4:14.63
  • Daiene Dias, 100 fly, 58.07
  • Daynara Ferreira, 100 fly, 58.38
  • Luis Melo, 400 free, 3:50.32
  • Joanna Maranhao, 400 IM, 4:38.66
  • Joao Gomes Jr, 100 breast, 59.10
  • Felipe Franca Silva, 100 breast, 59.36
  • Etiene Medeiros, 100 back, 1:00.00
  • Nicolas Oliveira, 200 free, 1:46.97
  • Joao de Lucca, 200 free, 1:46.42
  • Guilherme Guido, 100 back, 53.09
  • Luis Melo, 800 free relay
  • Andre Pereira, 800 free relay
  • Larissa Oliveira, 200 free, 1:57.37
  • Manuella Lyrio, 200 free, 1:58.43
  • Leonardo de Deus, 200 fly, 1:55.54
  • Kaio Almedia, 200 fly, 1:56.21
  • Joanna Maranhao, 200 IM, 2:14.04
  • Marcelo Chierighini, 100 free, 48.20
  • Nicolas Oliveira, 100 free, 48.30
  • Joao De Lucca, 400 free relay
  • Matheus Santana, 400 free relay
  • Tales Cerdeira, 200 breast, 2:10.99
  • Thiago Simon, 200 breast, 2:11.29
  • Larissa Oliveira, 100 free, 54.03
  • Etiene Medeiros, 100 free, 54.26
  • Daynara Ferreira, 400 free relay
  • Manuella Lyrio, 400 free relay
  • Leonardo de Deus, 200 back, 1:57.43
  • Thiago Pereira, 200 IM, 1:57.91
  • Henrique Rodrigues, 200 IM, 1:57.91


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Christopher Reid


Medallist?I see only men’s 4x100free with chance.You can add Fratus and that’s all.


medlely relay looking good , not sure about the fly leg though.

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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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