Jungblut Busts Out 800 Free Brazilian Record


  • Tuesday, December 7th – Saturday, December 11th
  • Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Rio, Brazil
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results

While competing on day 1 of the 2021 Brazilian Senior & Junior Championships, Viviane Jungblut registered a new national record in the women’s 800m free.

Topping the podium in a time of 8:29.30, 25-year-old Junblut cleared the field by over 20 seconds, with the next closest swimmer represented by runner-up Gabrielle Gonclaves Roncatto who touched in 8:49.98.

Entering this 5-day meet, Jungblut’s lifetime best in this long course 800 freestyle rested at the 8:32.96 she logged way back in 2009. As such, her performance here broke an over-decade old record en route to getting under the 8:30 threshold for the first time ever.

Jungblut is among the athletes from both the junior and senior talent pools racing here in Rio. She’s joined by the likes of Brandonn Almeida, Guilherme Costa and Nathalia Almeida.

On the junior scene here on day 1, Flamengo’s Stephan Steverink clocked a new junior record in the men’s 1500m free. He scored a final result of 15:14.91.

Additional Notes:

  • Lorrane Cristina Ferreira of Pinheiros took the women 50m free in a time of 24.96, the only sub-25 second result of the field.
  • The men’s 50m free saw 21-year-old Victor Alcara produced a winning effort of 22.16, within striking distance of his lifetime best of 22.04.

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