Larissa Oliveira Breaks Brazilian, South American Records In 100 Free


After coming incredibly close to the FINA ‘A’ standard of 54.43 this morning, Brazil’s Larissa Oliveira got well under tonight, becoming the fastest South American ever. Her swim of 54.03 surpassed Etiene Medeiros‘ swim of 54.26 from the Brazil Open, breaking Medeiros’ Brazilian and South American records while swimming head-to-head with her.

Medeiros finished 2nd in 54.50, but her time from the Brazil Open earns her an individual spot in this event for the Olympics.

Oliveira now has two individual events on her schedule for the Olympics after already qualifying earlier in the 200 free. Oliveira now sits 23rd in the world for the 2015-16 season.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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