2023 PORTUGAL OPEN
- Thursday, March 30th – Sunday, April 2nd
- Funchal, Portugal
- LCM (50m)
- World Championships & Paris 2024 Qualifier
- Day 1 Recap
- Live Streaming
- Live Results
18-year-old Diogo Ribeiro broke his second national record in as many days while competing at the 2023 Portugal Open.
The World Junior champion raced his way to the top of the men’s 100m freestyle podium, firing off a swift result of 47.98 for his first-ever outing under the 48-second barrier.
Ribeiro actually broke the record first in the prelims when he notched a top-seeded effort of 48.01. Opening in 22.73 and closing in 25.28, Ribeiro’s morning time crushed his own previous Portuguese standard of 48.52 he put on the books at the 2022 European Championships.
During the final, Ribeiro split 22.85/25.13 en route to his 47.98 victory. His winning time clears both the World Aquatics ‘A’ standard of 48.51 needed for the World Championships as well as the Olympic Qualification Time of 48.34 needed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Ribeiro now ranks 5th in the world in this men’s 100m free event.
2022-2023 LCM Men 100 Free
On day one of this competition, Ribeiro ripped a time of 21.87 in the heats of the men’s 50m freestyle to not only capture the top seed but also produce a new national record. He ultimately wound up runner-up to Miguel Nascimento with a final result of 22.02.
Of note, the women’s 100m free national record also bit the dust on day two. Francisca Martins got it done for gold in a time of 56.25, with her effort slicing .14 off of the previous Portuguese standard of 56.35 Ana Rodrigues earned 4 years ago.
Where does this rank all time for 18&u?
Are all the top 5 guys in the world right now 18 and under?
Josh is 20
Sun-woo is 19
Gui (based on the fact. He set a 16 year olds record in 2019) is 19-20
Caribe turned 20 last month. He’s born on the 1st of March 2003.
I was right on then. I struggled to find an exact date but thanks.
amazing time for an
18 yaers old boy
The guy is warning everyone since last year…keep your eyes open and enjoy the ride
And that’s no April Fool’s