Multiple Championship Records Fall At Brazilian Youth Championships

The Summer Youth Championships, or the Carlos Campos Sobrinho Trophy, kicked off on Wednesday in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. After three records were broken on the first day, several more Championship Records were broken yesterday.

Maria Luiza Pessanha was the most impressive swimmer of the second day with two event victories. In addition to winning the events, she also lowered the championship records in both. Her best race of the day was the 100 backstroke where she won with a new record time of 1:02.68. That is well under the previous record that was established back in the full tech suit era at 1:05.09 by Laura Garcia. That time is currently makes her the third-fastest Brazilian woman of any age in 2015 in the event. She finished second yesterday in the 200 backstroke as well.

Rafaela Raurich is now officially the fastest ever youth swimmer in South America in the 200m freestyle at age 13, 14, or 15. She won the 200 freestyle with an impressive 2:00.96 not even a month after her 15th birthday. She was out strong in 57.81, flipping within one second of her best 100 time. She also broke the championship record in the 800 freestyle on the first day of the meet as well.

Full, live meet results available here.

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J Silva

Maria luiza pessanha is a swimmer from Marina Barra Clube – Rio de Janeiro and she is coached by Rogerio Karfunkelstein and his father Fabio.
She also won the 100 butterfly a couple of minutes later with a record time of 1’02″41. She still has the 200 fly to come and is favorite to win breaking the oldest record of the brazilian swimming which was clocked in 1986

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