Brazil took the lead in the pool on day one of the South American Games in Santiago, Chile. Brazil collected nine medals; four gold, one silver and four bronze, Argentina was second collecting four medals, three gold and one silver, while Venezuela sits in third with three medals; one gold and two silver.
Felipe Lima of Brazil won the men’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:01.63. He was not far off his season’s best of 1:01.47 which he put up at the BHP Billiton Super Series and currently ranks ninth in the world. Carlos Claverie Borgiani of Venezuela finished second in a time of 1:02.19 followed by Edgar Crespo of Panama who finished third posting a time of 1:01.47.
Brazilian Daynara Lopes Ferreira De Paula won the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 59.35. De Paula was the only women to break the one minute barrier, putting up a time that currently ranks 14th in the world this season. Carolina Colorado of Columbia finished in second posting a time of 1:00.14 just off her own national record of 1:00.04 which she set in 2008.
Etiene Pires De Medeiros of Brazil finished third in a time of 1:00.88.
Federico Grabich of Argentina won the men’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:49.39. His time was just off the Argentinian record of 1:49.34 which was set by Jose Martin Meolans in 2001. He was followed by Nicolas Nilo Cesar de Oliviera of Brazil who posted a 1:49.72.
Mauricio Fiol Villanueva finished third in a time of 1:50.30, breaking his own Peruvian national record of 1:50.64 which he set at the Bolivarian Games in 2013.
Andreina Pinto Perez of Venezuela won the women’s 400 freestyle in a time of 4:10.71 finishing over four seconds ahead of the next competitor. Leonardo Gomes De Deus of Brazil took the men’s 200 backstroke in a time of 2:00.28.
Martin Naidich of Argentina won the men’s 800 freestyle in a time of 8:05.28 while Virginia Bardach of Argentina won the women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:19.44.
Brazil took the women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay in a time of 8:18.34. The battle for silver was a good one with Venezuela finishing in a time of 8:23.11, 66 one hundredths of a second ahead of Columbia that posted a time of 8:23.77.
Full results can be found here