Gomes Jr, Lima Pass Peaty in 50 BR 2019 Ranks; Fratus Hits No. 5 50 FR

2019 BRAZIL TROPHY (FORMERLY MARIA LENK)

The final day of the 2019 Brazil Trophy, Brazil’s national championships, started off with some fast prelims swimming.

Minas’ Olympic sprint veteran Bruno Fratus, in his second meet back from undergoing shoulder surgery last year, dropped the world’s fifth-fastest 50 freestyle this year. He was the only swimmer under :22, taking the top qualifying spot in 21.68; Gabriel Santos was the No. 2 qualifier in 22.14.

Earlier in the meet, the 30-year-old Fratus missed making Brazil’s 4×100 free relay team for the 2019 FINA World Championships, finishing sixth overall in 48.95.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 50 FREE

BrunoBRA
FRATUS
06/09
21.31
2Benjamin
PROUD
GBR21.4804/28
3Andrea
VERGANI
ITA21.5304/02
4Kristian
GKOLOMEEV
GRE21.5406/09
5Vlad
MOROZOV
RUS21.5504/12
6Shinri
SHIOURA
JPN21.6704/07
7Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA21.6904/12
8Maxim
LOBANOVSKIJ
HUN21.7903/27
9Michael
ANDREW
USA21.8304/12
10Brad
TANDY
RSA21.9204/12
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Later in the session, Jhennifer Conceição Alves and Joao Gomes Jr. hit South American records in their respective 50 breast races. Gomes Jr. went 26.42, besting the previous record of 26.52. His Pinheiros teammate Felipe Lima also went under the old record, going 26.48 for the No. 2 time in the world.  Both pass up world record holder Adam Peaty, who went 26.49 at British Nationals this week, in the 2019 ranks.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 50 BREAST

2Felipe
LIMA
BRA26.3306/09
3Adam
PEATY
GBR26.4904/17
4Felipe
FRANCA SILVA
BRA26.7504/21
5Fabio
SCOZZOLI
ITA26.8204/06
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Conceição (Pinheiros) went 30.50, just besting her own previous record of 30.51. She led the field by a full second, good for the No. 4 time in the world this year.

Lilly King By Jack Spitser

2018-2019 LCM WOMEN 50 BREAST

LillyUSA
KING
05/31
29.63
2Yuliya
EFIMOVA
RUS29.9305/31
3Molly
HANNIS
USA30.4005/31
4Benedetta
PILATO
ITA30.4206/06
5Martina
CARRARO
ITA30.4504/06
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Finals begin at 6 p.m. Sunday night.

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Breaststroke is getting FAST obviously Peaty still has a gap on everyone else, but the world is catching up

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