Vini Lanza Continues Stellar Streak, Goes Best Time at Brazil Trophy (Maria Lenk) Day 1

2018 Brazil TROPHY (Maria Lenk)

  • Tuesday, April 17th – Saturday, April 21st
  • Maria Lenk Aquatic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Prelims: 9:30 AM Rio time / 8:30 AM EST 
  • Finals: 6:00 PM Rio time / 5:00 PM EST 
  • Long Course (50m)
  • Brazilian Selection Meet for 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Live Stream
  • Psych Sheet
  • Meet Central / Results

Night one of the 2018 Maria Lenk Trophy (which is now known as the Brazil Trophy) in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, kicked off Tuesday evening with finals for the 400 free, 100 fly, 100 breast, and 400 free relay.

After taking third in the open water 10K Sunday afternoon, GNU’s Viviane Jungblut won the women’s 400 free in 4:12.47. Unisanta’s Gabrielle Roncatto took silver in 4:13.41, followed by Curitaba’s Rafaela Raurich for bronze in 4:14.12 (a new junior I category record). Minas’ Fernando Scheffer took gold in the men’s race in 3:49.06, a new South American and Brazilian record. He was followed by Pinheiros’ Luiz Melo in 3:50.51, and Giuliano Rocco, also of Minas, took third in 3:50.85.

SESI-SP’s Daynara Paula won the women’s 100 fly in 58.67, followed by Flamengo’s Daiene Diaz in 59.23. Pinheiro’s Giovanna Diamente took third in 59.38. Minas’ Vini Lanza, coming off a stellar NCAA season for Indiana University where he placed third at NCAAs in this event, went a best time to win the men’s race in 51.42. In second was Pinheiro’s Iago Amaral (his PR before the meet was 53.30), followed by Minas’ Henrique Martins in 52.28.

In the women’s 100 breast, Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte won the race in 1:07.35. In second was Minas’ Macarena Ceballos in 1:07.76, breaking her own Argentine record of 1:08.02. Unisanta’s Julia Sebastian took third in 1:07.93. Pinheiro’s Joao Gomez won the men’s race in 59.98, the only swim under 1:00. Unisanta’s Felipe Silva took second in 1:00.26, and Minas’ Felipe Lima was third in 1:00.36.

The Pinheiros women’s team won the 400 free relay, going 3:43.48. SESI-SP was second in 3:44.46, and Minas took third in 3:45.33. Cesar Cielo led off Pinheiro’s men’s 400 free relay in 49.29, en route to a winning final time of 3:14.31. Minas took second in 3:17.31, and Unisanta followed in 3:19.91.


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Carol Glover



What constitutes a Brazilian Open Record? Do swims by foreigners at the Olympics not count?


I don’t think there is an “Open” record, just Brazilian and Championship records. The Championship record may belong to an international swimmer (like Belmonte in the 400 free F). I believe Open records are a US thing. Mistakenly, we assume other countries have Open records when they just mean their National Championship is “open” and called Open, simply meaning international swimmers are welcome to compete.

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