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.