Brazil Announces Final 18 for Olympics

The Brazilian Swimming Federation (known natively as the CBDA) have announced their final 18-swimmer roster, with events, for the 2012 London Olympics.

This roster is largely the same as the one announced emerging the Maria Lenk Trophy, with two significant differences. The first is the addition of Glauber Silva as a second entry in the 100 fly. He was the only swimmer to emerge from Brazil’s last-chance meet in Rio with a new Olympic spot, thanks to his 52.24 there.

The other is the confirmation of Auburn-trained Marcelo Chierighini to the 400 free relay; he will be the only relay-only swimmer on the Brazilian team. That says that the same 400 free relay will swim both prelims and finals, with a quartet of Cesar Cielo, Bruno Fratus, Chierighini, and Nicolas Oliveira.

MEN’S (14)
FRATUS BRUNO – 50M FREE
CESAR CIELO – FREE 50M / 100M FREE
DANIEL ORZECHOWSKI – 100M BACK
FELIPE SILVA – 100M BREASTSTROKE
FELIPE LIMA – 100M BREASTSTROKE
GLAUBER SILVA – 100M BUTTERFLY
HENRIQUE BARBOSA – 200M BTEASTSTROKE
HENRIQUE RODRIGUES – 200M MEDLEY
KAIO MÁRCIO ALMEIDA – BUTTERFLY 100M / 200M BUTTERFLY
LEONARDO DE DEUS – BUTTERFLY 200M / 200M BACK
MARCELO CHIERIGHINI – 4x100m freestyle
NICOLAS OLIVEIRA – 100M FREE
CERDEIRA TALES – 200M BREASTSTROKE
THIAGO PEREIRA – MEDLEY 200M / 400M MEDLEY

WOMEN (4)
DAYNARA DE PAULA – 100M BUTTERFLY
FABIOLA MOLINA – 100M BACK
GRACIELE HERRMANN – 50M FREE
JOANNA MARANHAO – 400M MEDLEY

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jimrude

Which Felipe was it that was dolphin kicking underwater at Maria Lenk? Should be interesting to see what FINA does this summer if he tries it again.

Nadador

Neither.

Tales Cerdeira is on the roster for the 200m breaststroke. But on the 100m event he did 3 (yes, three) dolphin kicks at the start. Very shameful that he didn’t get dq’ed at the Maria Lenk Trophy.

I am Brazilian, and I say: watch him at the Olympics: if he even thinks of performing an illegal dolphin kick (let alone “extra” dolphin kicks) please dq him!

Cris

É impressionante como as pessoas dispendem energia torcendo contra… Desejar q o atleta seja bem sucedido e contribua para o bom desempenho da nossa seleção, isso nem pensar, né? Ñ passa pela sua cabeça q o q aconteceu foi involuntário? Ñ julgue as pessoas por vc! O atleta tinha sofrido uma lesão séria às vésperas da última oportunidade em busca do índice olímpico naquela prova. Pq ele já havia conseguido tal feito em 2010 e gostaria de repetí-lo, e claro, estava extremamente nervoso por conta da lesão já mencionada, acabou fazendo o movimento irregular, como tantos outros já fizeram… e falo sobre campeões mundiais e olímpicos! A desclassificação do Tales lá, ñ vai mais abrir vaga pra vc. Portanto procure… Read more »

Nadador

Again: No extra swimmers for the relays is NOT a smart decision by CBDA (one of many – it’s way past time someone else substitute the current president: he has done several disservices to Brazilian swimming).

Rafael

Let´s See what happen

Considering the situation of other countries Brazil probably have the 4th or 5th strongest free relay and third or fourth best medley relay

aswimfan

Nadador,

I still think that Brazil will have to swim their full A team in the relays (400 MR and FRR) to qualify for the finals.

in Shanghai, Brazil rested Cielo in the both prelims, and they finished 9th in the men 4×100 Free and 14th in the 4×100 Medley. Sure, some of the swimmers underswam their legs, but had they put Cielo on both prelims, he would have gotten them through to the finals.

I think this time the Brazil coaches actually learned from their experience.

Nadador

One can only hope, Aswimfan! You are right: missing a final isn’t a good thing.

But the final roster won’t be known until the 18th, so they may still add some names to it. AND then, they will be able to devise a strategy.

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