Matheus Santana Lowers The 100m Freestyle Junior World Record

After breaking Caeleb Dressells junior world record at Maria Lenk Trophy with a 48.85 in prelims and then a 48.61 in finals, Matheus Santana lowered the junior world record again today, swimming a time of 48.35. Santana is swimming at the Brazilian Winter Junior/Senior Championships.

When Santana swam his 48.61, he split 23.89-24.72. That back half split was faster than everyone else in the field, including Cesar Cielo. Today, he dipped under 25 again on the back half, splitting 23.51-24.84.

This is his third time breaking the record and with the Olympics coming to his home country, Santana will have plenty of eyes looking his way. He has the potential to add to the freestyle relays in 2016 if he continues to develop.



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Not sure, but is this the same guy who had to drop out of a competition awhile back due to new onset of diabetes? if so, this is even more impressive.


Yes.. he did not go to Jr Worlds because of Diabeters and until january was not even on full training (he used to do only half training after his diabeter got under control)


Is that the best time ever for that age/age group?

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