In Briefs: Fabiola Molina Wins 100 Back, Misses Olympic Qualifying on Brazil Winter Open Final Day

The whole of the competition on the final day of the 2011 Brazilian Senior/Open Championships looked a bit tired on the final day in Rio, resulting in no spectacular times being posted. This is not really a surprise given the level of training that the majority of the swimmers were in and the strenuous setup of this team-driven meet.

The biggest name to win a race was Fabiola Molina in the women’s 100 backstroke in 1:01.48. Because of her swims that were erased by a doping-suspension earlier this year, she still hasn’t met the Brazilian Olympic Qualifying time in a counting race of 1:00.82.

Molina wasn’t swimming under ideal circumstances, after travelling to Switzerland to have her case heard before the Court of Arbitration of Sport on Tuesday. FINA is protesting the CBDA’s 2-month suspension (that resulted in her missing the World Championships) as being too short. We should find out the result of the CBDA’s arbitration within the next week.

Full Meet Results available here.

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