Marcelo Chierighini won a tight 100 free battle to highlight the final night of the 2015 Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.
Chierighini blasted a 48.43 to win that race, just two tenths off what he went at the World Championships earlier this month. Chierighini’s time is a new Jose Finkel meet record.
Young star Matheus Santana- the junior world record-holder- was second, chasing Chierighini but ultimately finishing in 48.82.
Another highlight race of night 6 was the men’s 50 breast, with Joao Luiz Gomes Junior beating out a pair of big names for the titles. Gomes was 27.03, breaking the meet record and beating national record-holder Felipe Silva (27.13) and Felipe Lima (27.40).
Also breaking a meet record was Duane da Rocha in the women’s 200 back. Da Rocha was 2:12.49 to win that race by more than four seconds. Da Rocha was just about half a second off the national and South American records as well.
The women’s 400 medley relay from Minas broke the final meet record of the night, going 4:06.78. That team was made up of Tatiana Adorno, Australian Taylor McKeown, Daiane Dias and Daiane Becker. McKeown was a big split for the team, going 1:06.4 on her breaststroke leg.
Other event winners:
- Larissa Martins Oliveira won a tight battle in the women’s 100 free. Her 55.29 topped the 55.32 from Daynara de Paula.
- Jhennifer a da Conceicao topped McKeown to win the 50 breast, 31.50 to 31.91.
- The men’s 200 back went to Leonardo de Deus in 1:59.17.
- Pinheiros won the men’s 4×100 medley to close the meet, going 3:35.40 with the team of Daniel Orzechowski, Joao Luiz Gomes Junior, Guilherme Rosolen and Bruno Fratus.