De Deus Takes 200 Back Gold On Day 1 Of José Finkel Trophy


The 2019 José Finkel Trophy got underway today in Paraná, Brazil, with the men’s and women’s 100m fly, 400m free and 200m back individual events composing the agenda.

For the women’s 100m fly, it was Daynara Paula who got to the wall first, leading a trio of sub-minute women, which also included Daiene Dias and Ilaria Bianchi. Paula clocked the winning effort of 59.06, while Dias finished less than .20 behind in a mark of 59.24. Visiting Italian swimmer Bianchi rounded out the top 3 in 59.61.

As for the men’s 100m fly, Vini Lanza got the job done, producing a winning time of 52.42. Splitting 24.75/27.67, the Minas Tenis swimmer topped the podium in his first race since taking bronze in this event in 51.88 at this year’s Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Runner-up this evening went to Iago Moussalem Amaral, who touched just a fingernail behind Lanza in 52.47, while Matheus Gonche secured bronze in 52.71.

Winning the women’s 400m free by well over a second was Aline Da Silva Rodrigues in a time of 4;14.12, while Guilherme Costa came away with the 400m free win for the men in 3:51.00.

Fernanda Goeij was the fastest women’s 200m backstroker, producing a gold medal-worthy mark of 2:13.09, while Leonardo de Deus stopped the clock in 1:58.71 to take gold for the men in the only sub-2:00 effort.

For de Deus, his time tonight was quicker than the 1:58.73 he fired off in Lima for Pan American Games bronze. The 28-year-old also came away with 200m fly gold in Peru, along with relay medals.

In relay action tonight, Team SESI-SP took the women’s 4x100m free relay in 3:45.36, while the men’s edition saw Pinheiros get on top in 3:17.55. Of note, Felipe Ribeiro Souza anchored the winning squad in 47.75.

Through just 1 day of competition, Minas Tenis leads the team points competition in 479.50, with Pinheiros sitting in 2nd place with 200 points. SESI-SP checks-in as the 3rd team so far with 164 points.

Men’s relay result updated upon revised results.

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4 years ago

Flamengo was 6th on men relay
Both pinheiros and Minas went 3:17
Felipe Ribeiro split 47,75 (he didn’t swim well since his 2015 junior world’s )
Scheffer split 48,45 looks like he is trying to get more front speed for his 200

Pierre de Cubertin
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4 years ago

Well, these days 47.7 from a relay start is nothing but average… trying to be nice

4 years ago

I’m going to change my name to “Leondard”

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