Kayky Mota Hits Fukuoka-Worthy Time To Open Brazilian Championships


The 2023 Absolute Brazilian Swimming Championships kicked off tonight from Santos Dumont with swimmers vying for World Championships, World Junior Championships and World University Games roster spots.

Right off the bat, the men’s 400m free saw Guilherme Da Costa notch his spot on the Fukuoka roster with a victory in the men’s 400m free.

Hitting a time of 3:47.31, Da Costa not only notched the sole time of the field under the 3:50 threshold, but he dipped under the World Aquatics ‘A’ cut of 3:48.15 needed for this summer’s World Championships.

Following suit was Kayky Mota in the men’s 100 fly, with the University of Tennessee swimmer claiming a victory in a time of 51.95. The time represents a big-time personal best, overtaking his previous PB of 52.42 earned just last month at the Pro Swim Series in Westmont.

His effort his evening narrowly dipped under the World Aquatics ‘A’ cut of 51.96 needed for Fukuoka and represented the sole sub-52 second outing of the field.

The women’s 50m back saw Julia Goes get it done for gold in 28.63 while Guilherme Basseto clinched the victory in the men’s edition of the race in 24.91. Goes’ result needed to clear 27.27 while Basseto’s effort also fell short of the CBDA-mandated QT of 24.36 needed for Fukuoka.

Additional Winners

  • Gabrielle Roncatto clocked 4:06.25 to win the women’s 400m free event while runner-up status went to Maria Costa. Both women cleared the World Aquatics ‘A’ cut of 4:10.57 needed for Fukuoka.
  • The women’s 100m breast saw Jhennifer Conceicao earn the gold in 1:08.10, although outside the World Championships QT of 1:07.35.
  • Joao Gomes, Jr. posted a winning effort of 1:00.85 to take the men’s 100m breast, although a mark of 59.75 was needed.
  • American Gabi Albiero scored the victory in the women’s 100m fly in 58.68.

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3 months ago

Roncatto is A cut also, and Maria Fernanda Costa took 2nd with a 4:06:85 (A cut also), her PB before today was 4:17

Costa just recovered from sickness also

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