Matheus Santana knocks Cielo, Chierighini off record books at short course Sao Paolo State Champs

Matheus Santana has been on a record-breaking tear as of late, and over the weekend he erased two storied Brazilian names from the Sao Paolo state record book.

At the short-course meters Sao Paolo State Championships, Santana broke Olympic Champion Cesar Cielo‘s state 50 free record, plus added the 100 free mark set by Auburn NCAA standout Marcelo Chierighini.

In the 50, Santana went 21.74, cracking 22 and taking two more tenths off of Cielo’s 21.92 from back in 2005. Santana won the event by nearly a half-second.

Meanwhile in the 100, the rising Brazilian sensation went 47.07, taking four tenths off of Chierighini’s state record. Chierighini had gone 47.41 in the summer of 2010. This was an even bigger win for Santana, as second place was a solid 1.7 seconds back.

You can find full meet results in Portuguese here.

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6 years ago

Is this long course? If so, Santana’s 100 free puts him less than two tenths from the world record…

Reply to  swimfandude
6 years ago

Never mind. I need to read these articles more closely.

Reply to  swimfandude
6 years ago

Haha I was thinking the same thing, but had to go back and reread because the 100 time was outrageous. Still great swims though.

lane 0
6 years ago

those scm times convert to around 19.58 and 42.40. Those times would be great for any high school senior.

Reply to  lane 0
6 years ago

Just a side note:
No one was tapered for State Champs.It is basically a meeting to get Short-Course Meters cuts for José Fikel Trophy in September.It is Brazilian World Short-Course Trials.

Reply to  lane 0
6 years ago

Santana has a very subpar start and turns.. based on his 48,31 we can see he doesn´t translate well yet at SC..

Joel Lin
6 years ago

He could win Olympic gold in the 100.

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