Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

SOUTH AMERICA: Only Brazil Has Advanced Beyond Heats At 2019 Worlds So Far

So far, Brazil is the only South American nation to advance a swimmer past prelims at 2019 Worlds. We find the best non-Brazil threats over the next few days.

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USA and Australia Tied Atop Medal Table After Day 2

The USA got a gold from Caeleb Dressel in the 50 fly, while Australia’s total was boosted by Emma McKeon earning bronze in the 100 fly.

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Gabriel Santos Suspension Extended To One Year, Will Miss Tokyo 2020

Gabriel Santos’ eight-month doping suspension has been extended to a year by a FINA Doping Panel, making him ineligible to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

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Guilherme Guido Becomes First South American Sub-53 In Men’s 100 Back

Guilherme Guido set a new South American Record in the men’s 100 backstroke, clocking a time of 52.95 to lower his old mark of 53.09.

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Caeleb Dressel Cracks American Record, World Championship Record in 50 Fly

Dressel stepped up for the 50 fly semifinals, clocking in at 22.57 to break the American Record and Championship Record.

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Manuel’s 51.9 Anchors USA to New American Record in Gwangju

The American women made history on night 1 of the 2019 FINA World Championships as the quartet took down the American Record en route to a silver medal.

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Zach Apple Scorches 46.8 Split as USA Swims Fastest Textile 400 FR Relay Ever

The Americans’ 3rd leg man really brought the thunder. Zach Apple pulled the Americans further ahead with a huge 46.86 split.

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South America: Brazilian Men’s Team Takes A Big Hit Without Gabriel Santos

Without sprinter Gabriel Santos, the Brazilian men have taken a huge hit with minimal medal opportunities within reach.

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Titmus Dethrones Ledecky to Win Worlds Gold in New Aussie 400 Free Record

Ariarne Titmus (AUS) accomplished a feat no woman had ever done on night 1 of 2019 Worlds as she defeated distance legend Katie Ledecky (USA) in the 400 free.

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Jorge Murillo: “Mi objetivo en los Panamericanos es la marca A para Tokio 2020”

El antioqueño nadará cuatro eventos en los Juegos Panamericanos, pero antes se encuentra en Corea del Sur para disputar su sexto campeonato del mundo.

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2019 World Championships Previews: Rylov Seeks 200 Back Repeat vs. Murphy

Gwangju sets the stage for a battle between the USA’s Olympic champion Ryan Murphy and Russia’s defending World champion Evgeny Rylov in the 200 back.

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2019 World Championships Previews: Seto a Major Threat in 400 IM

Chase Kalisz is the 2016 Olympic silver medalist and defending World Champion in this event, while Seto is the World and Olympic bronze medalist.

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FINA Passes Rule Changes, Will Pick 2025/2027 Worlds Hosts This Weekend

FINA delegates approved minor adjustments to general, anti-doping, facilities and constitutional policies in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Cunha and Reymond Defend 25K Titles in Tremendous Conditions

Ana Marcela Cunha (above) Brazil won her 4th 25km title in the last 5 editions, and her 2nd gold medal of these World Championships.

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Brazilian Sprinter Gabriel Santos Lands 8-Month Suspension for Testing Positive

Santos reportedly claims he came into contact with the substance accidentally, and FINA accepted his defense, offering a reduced suspension.

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