Brazilians de Paula, Marcal Advance To Women’s 100 Fly Semi-Finals

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

Brazilians Daynara de Paula and Daiene Marcal have both advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s 100 fly. de Paula won the 3rd heat in a personal best time of 57.92, while Marcal was 4th in the 5th heat. The 3rd heat was the last non-circle seeded heat, as the top 24 seeded swimmers were in heats 4-6. de Paula managed to get into the semi-finals by posting the 14th fastest time of the morning, as the top 16 advanced. de Paula was seeded 25th coming into the event with a time of 58.38. Marcal tied for 15th overall with Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi in 58.15, as they snagged the final two positions heading into the semis. Marcal was entered with a time of 58.04 and came in seeded 17th. As the 14th seed de Paula will swim in the first semi-final tonight in lane 1, while Marcal and Hoshi will both swim in lane eight in both semi-finals, but who goes where has yet to be decided.

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About James Sutherland

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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