2018 BRAZIL TROPHY (MARIA LENK)
- Tuesday, April 17th – Saturday, April 21st
- Maria Lenk Aquatic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Prelims: 9:30 AM Rio time / 8:30 AM EST
- Finals: 6:00 PM Rio time / 5:00 PM EST
- Long Course (50m)
- Brazilian Selection Meet for 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
- Live Stream
- Psych Sheet
- Meet Central / Results
In finals on day one of the 2018 Brazil (Maria Lenk) Trophy in Rio de Janeiro, Minas’ Fernando Scheffer set a new South American and Brazilian record in the men’s 400m free.
Scheffer, 20, split 26.61/29.65/29.71/29.75/29.08/28.78/28.42/27.06 en route to his winning time of 3:49.06. He broke Brandonn Almeida’s previous record of 3:49.46. Almeida, who is a freshman at the University of South Carolina, took 7th in the event with a 3:52.88.
In addition to the 400, Scheffer is slated to swim the 100 and 200 free, and is entered with a 50.33 and 1:47.40 in those, respectively. His previous best time in the 400 was 3:50.75.
Between Scheffer and Almeida, Luiz Melo took second in 3:50.51, Giuliano Rocco third in 3:50.85, Guilherme Costa fourth in 3:50.96, Miguel Valenta 5th in 3:51.27, and Matheus Ferreira took 6th in 3:52.51.
While winners are usually awarded 35 points towards their team’s overall score, because he broke the national record, Scheffer was awarded a whopping 85 points for the win.