Marcelo Chierighini, meanwhile, snuck into the final tonight at sixth with a 48.95, over a second off of his lifetime best 47.68 from 2019.
Let’s dive on into another hectic month of Olympic-qualifying action, with May also including the European Championships.
De Deus’s victory in the 100 fly qualified him for his 3rd consecutive Olympics. Costa posted the 8th fastest 800 free time in the world this season: 7:50.41
Two-time Olympian Leonardo De Deus has the fastest 200 fly seed time but he is going into tonight’s final ranked 3rd as he aims to make his 3rd Olympic team.
Leonardo de Deus (pictured) and Nicholas Santos are two of the top pro swimmers apart of the new training team.
Lanza finished ninth in 2:04.17, out in 56.63 but back in a rough 1:07.54. He was 32.20 on the third 50 but had a brutal final 50 at 35.34.
Fernando Scheffer (above) and Breno Correia qualified for their first Olympic roster in the 200 free, besting the FINA A cut by .79 and .35, respectively.
2016 Olympian Guilherme Guido is racing one of his National Record-holding events tonight, the 100 backstroke. Big Ten champion Gabriel Fantoni is ranked 2nd.
Brazilian freestyler Raphael Paiva, who was an A-finalist in the 100 free and 200 free at 2021 NCAA D2 Championships, is transferring to TCU for 2021-22.
Jhennifer Conceicao broke her own Brazilian National Record from 2019 by .29 during prelims, topping the finals heat sheets with a time of 1:07.35.
36-year old Felipe Lima has qualified to swim at his 3rd Olympic Games after hitting the FINA “A” standard in the 100 breaststroke on Monday.
Brazilian swimmers will get their first shot tonight at Olympic qualification as Trials gets underway at the Maria Lenk Swimming Pool.
Guilherme Costa (above) cracked his own Brazilian and South American Records in the men’s 400 meter freestyle on Monday.
Felipe Lima will lead the field into the finals of the 100 breast, having produced the only swim faster than a minute during the prelims.
Brazilian Record holder in the women’s 1500 free Vivianne Jungblut (above) is one of 5 who will miss this week’s trials with positive COVID tests.