Brazil Wins Four Events On Day One Of The South American Games

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.

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