2016 MARIA LENK TROPHY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 20th
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Prelims 9:30am local/8:30am EDT; Finals 5:30pm local/4:30pm EDT
- Brazilian Olympic Selection Criteria
- Maria Lenk Start List
- Meet Schedule
- Real-Time Results
- Qualifiers After Day 4
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.