Henrique Martins Swims to World Top 10 in 100 Fly in Belo Horizonte

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April 09th, 2017 International, News


Courtesy Renata Sander, Minas Tenis club swimmer:

The II Metropolitan Tournament ended this Saturday at Minas Tenis Clube’s pool, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with the Minas Tenis elite team making final preparations for the upcoming Maria Lenk Trophy.

Henrique Martins, who set himself among 2017 world’s top 10 times in the 100 fly with a 52.23. He also swam a 23.54 in the 50 fly, which would have ranked him first were he not already the world-leader in the event . He was also a runner-up in the 100m Freestyle (50.08) and third in the 200m Butterfly (2.07.54).

Missouri State University alumnus and multiple time MVC Swimmer of the Year Renata Sander won all three breaststroke races, with a PB in the 50 BR (31.71), also setting a new state record in this event. Sander is coming strong with in season best times in both 100 and 200 Breaststroke (1.10.18 & 2.36.66), ranking top 2 in all three Breaststroke events in Brazil in 2017.

The main attraction of the competition, however, was the great 1.500m Freestyle Challenge, between the Olympian Miguel Valente, SCM South American record holder Lucas Kanieski, and Open Water World Medalist Diogo Villarinho. Valente won the challenge with a 15:27.56, Kanieski coming second (15.30.63) and Villarinho third (15:34.27).


The Tournament was the last preparatory meet before the swimmers race the Brazilian Championships – Maria Lenk Trophy (May 2-6), in Rio de Janeiro, which will be selection for World Championships.

Winners of II Metropolitan Tournament (II Torneio Metropolitano):

Day 1
W 800m Free – Maria Eduarda Seifer – 9m23s13
M 800m Free – Lucas Kanieski – 8m05s64
W 200m Breast – Renata Sander – 2m36s66
M 200m Breast – Evandro Silva – 2m22s07
W 50m Fly – Bruna Rocha – 27s26
M 50m Fly – Henrique Martins – 23s54
W 400m IM – Camila Lins Mello – 5m01s38
M 400m IM – Evandro Silva – 4m42s60
W 50m Back – Camila Campos – 30s11
M 50m Back – Gabriel Fantoni – 25s97
W 100m Free – Lorrane Ferreira – 57s43
M 100m Free – Marco Antônio Júnior – 49s83

Day 2
W 400m Free – Camila Lins Mello – 4m27s79
M 400m Free – Giuliano Rocco – 3m53s56
W 100m Back – Camila Campos – 1m03s66
M 100m Back – Nathan Bighetti – 56s08
W 200m Fly – Rafaela Branco – 2m28s07
M 200m Fly – Kaio Márcio – 1m58s18
W 100m Breast – Renata Sander – 1m10s18
M 100m Breast – Pedro Leite Valente – 1m04s66
W 50m Free – Lorrane Ferreira – 25s52
M 50m Free – Ítalo Manzine – 22s36

Day 3
W 1.500m Free – Maria Eduarda Seifer – 18:12.51
M 1.500m Free – Miguel Valente – 15:27.56
W 50m Breast – Renata Sander – 31.71
M 50m Breast – Yuri Querino – 28.91
W 200m Back – Mariana Soares – 2:34.13
M 200m Back – Nathan Bighetti – 2:03.05
W 100m Fly – Camila Campos – 1:02.87
M 100m Fly – Henrique Martins – 52.23
W 200m IM – Lorrane Ferreira – 2:25.50
M 200m IM – Evandro Vinícius Silva – 2:06.77
W 200m Free – Camila Lins Mello – 2:02.14
M 200m Free – Giuliano Rocco – 1:49.73

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