Cesar Cielo Only in 50 Free; Pereiera Swimming 400 IM as Brazilians Finalize Worlds Roster

Not much changed in the last-chance qualifying Junior and Senior Championships in Brazil last week for the senior World Championship team, aside from some relay shuffling, and so the roster for the 2013 World Championships are set: 15 individual swimmers, and 8 additional relay-only contenders.

The majority of this is on the men’s side, with only four women earning the right to race individually. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Thiago Pereira will swim the same 400 IM in which he was the Olympic silver medalist at the London Olympics. All the Brazilian media was reporting that Pereira was to drop his best event, but instead he’ll swim just the IM races and the 400 medley relay.

Also a big of a surprise is that Cesar Cielo is only thus far named to one event: the 50 free. He hit the FINA “A” standard for the 50 fly, but Brazil had brutally-quick marks for those races, so he won’t be able to defend his World Championship (nor will will Felipe Franca de Silva in the 50 breaststroke.) Cielo has not even been named to be a member of the Brazilian relays, after not swimming the 100 free at Worlds Trials. It’s hard to envision the Brazilian 400 free relay final’ing or medal’ing without him a part of it, as they’ve struggled to do the last few years.

Seleção Brasileira para o Mundial de Barcelona

50m free – Cesar Cielo (21s58) / Marcelo Chierighini (21s88)
100m free – Marcelo Chierighini (48s11) / Nicolas Oliveira & Fernando Ernesto (48s72)
200m free – Nicolas Oliveira (1m48s10)
50m back – Daniel Orzechowski (24s68)
200m back – Leonardo de Deus (1m57s77)
50m fly – Nicholas Santos (23s05)
200m fly – Leonardo de Deus (1m56s85)
50m breast – João Gomes Junior (27s20)
100m breast – João Gomes Junior (1m00s21) / Felipe Lima (1m00s23)
200m medley – Henrique Rodrigues (1m57s37) / Thiago Pereira (1m57s48)
400m medley – Thiago Pereira (4m15s87)


50m free – Graciele Hermann (25s10)/ Alessandra Marchioro (25s17)
100m back – Etiene Medeiros (1m01s00)
200m medley – Joanna Maranhão (2m14s29)
400m medley – Joanna Maranhão (4m43s70)

4x100m free F

Alessandra Marchioro – 55s15 / Daynara de Paula – 55s27 / Larissa Oliveira – 55s70 / Graciele Hermann – 55s79
4x100m free M
Marcelo Chierighini – 48s11 / Nicolas Oliveira & Fernando Ernesto Santos – ambos com 48s72 / Bruno Fratus – 49s13 ou Vinícius Waked – 49s34
4x200m free M

Nicolas Oliveira – 1m48s10 / João de Lucca – 1m48s78 / Fernando Ernesto – 1m49s23 / Vinícius Waked – 1m50s21
4x200m free F
Manuella Lyrio – 2m00s65 / Jessica Cavalheiro – 2m00s69 / Carolina Bilich – 2m01s70 / Larissa Oliveira – 2m02s39
4x100m medley M
costas – Daniel Orzechowski – costas – 54s64 / peito – João Gomes Junior – 1m00s21 / borboleta – Thiago Pereira – 52s96 / livre – Marcelo Chierighini – 48s11
4x100m medley F
costas – Etiene Medeiros – 1m01s00 / peito – Beatriz Travalon – 1m09s32 / borboleta – Daynara de Paula – 59s37 / livre – Alessandra Marchioro – 55s15

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8 years ago

Even not being “named” for the relay.. he can be put up there if needed.

And Fratus won´t go because he underwent shoulded surgery last week,

8 years ago

Cielo is going to swim the 50 fly in Barcelona. He didn’t make the brazilian cut, but once he’ll be there, he will swim it. He’s been saying in interviews that he wants to defend his two world titles (50 free and 50 fly).

And Pereira has said that he will not swim the 400 IM in Barcelona. He swam this event in nationals just for training. But he doesn’t want to compete the 400 IM in international stage any longer.

Jean Michel
8 years ago

Brazilian team looks seriously not in a position to be a threat in many races . Too Bad ,they have wonderfull swimmers .

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Jean Michel
8 years ago

But it is good experience for the young swimmers come 2016, and hopefully they can build on this.

8 years ago

Brazil will have a pretty decent 4×100 free relay with Cielo. Two potentially 47 swimmers in Cielo and Marcelo Chierighini.

Naya Missy
8 years ago

I am confused. Is Cesar Cielo swimming only the 50 fly, or the 50 free? The content says he’s swimming the 50 fly, but the title says only the 50 free.

Reply to  Naya Missy
8 years ago

“50m livre – Cesar Cielo (21s58)”… livre is free

8 years ago

Swimvortex now reports that Cielo swims BOTH the 50 free and 50 fly after all.

Reply to  Lennart
8 years ago

Brazil cut for the 50 Non Olympic dash were the FOURTH fastest time of 2012.. so If a swimmer did not hit that standard, he could not go to Worlds.. but if he already had a cut on another event and hit tha fina A standard, he could swim the 50.

Etiene Medeiros got a great time on 50 back, but not “good enough”, but because she got a ticket for Worlds on 100 back. and got below A cut on 50 back.. she can also swim the 50 back..

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