Glauber Silva Adds Name to Brazilian Olympic Team

The Brazilian last-chance qualifying meet has thus far been largely a disappointment. A majority of the attempts at qualification have actually resulted in slower times than the Maria Lenk Trophy two weeks ago.

But there has been one huge success, and that alone made the meet worth it.

Glauber Silva posted a 52.24 on Saturday morning in the 100 fly, which clears the FINA Automatic qualifying time of 52.33, and adds his name to the Brazilian Olympic Team, bringing the total to 17 swimmers. That’s the best time of his career, improving upon the 52.46 from Maria Lenk, and he meanwhile leap-frogged Marcos Macedo and Gabriel Mangabeira, who were the top seeds in this race. Mangabeira ended up with a 53.13 here.

Silva joins Kaio Almeida and his 52.11 as the second Brazilian entry in this race.

Joao de Lucca topped the men’s 100 free in the morning in 49.78; he’ll have to drop nearly a full second and swim a 48.79 to kick Marcelo Chierighini off of that relay.

MALE (13)
Bruno Fratus – 50 free
Cesar Cielo – 50/100 free
Daniel Orzechowski – 100 back
Felipe Franca de Silva – 100 breast
Felipe Lima – 100 breast
Henrique Barbosa – 200 breast
Henrique Rodrigues – 200 IM
Kaio Almeida – 100/200 fly
Leonardo de Deus – 200 fly, 200 back
Nicolas Oliveira – 100 free
Tales Cerdeira – 200 breast
Thiago Pereira – 200/400 IM
Glauber Silva – 100 fly

Daynara de Paula – 100 fly
Fabiola Molina – 100 back
Graciele Hermann- 50 free
Joanna Maranhao – 400 IM

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can they bump someone who already went a Fina A cut?


Was he the one that did the dolphin kick at the end of the 50 breast at worlds last summer that no one caught?

No!That was Felipe França da Silva.
Glauber only swims fly and freestyle.

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