Oliveira Drops Sub-49 Second 100 Free at Metropolitan Trophy

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At the Metropolitan Trophy meet, with less than a month before the Maria Lenk Trophy (AKA Brazilian Olympic Trials), Nicolas Oliveira dropped a sub-49 second performance in the 100m free to win the event.

His time of 48.94 topped the field and would rank 20th in the world this season, though he was a 48.41 in December, which still holds up as the #9 time this season. Oliveira’s 48.41 also holds up as the fastest time from a Brazilian this season.

Finishing second in the event was Henrique Martins at 49.90. Martins, the 24-year-old who won two golds and a silver at the 2015 World University Games, also found himself on top of the field in the 100 fly. He clocked a 53.01, off his ninth ranked time in the world of 52.14 from the Brazil open.

Martins also notched a sub-23 swim in the 50 free, touching at 22.90 behind Italo Duarte, who finished first with a 22.60.

Maria Heitmann turned in a time of 2:02.11 to own the field in the 200 free. In the 100 free, however, it was Daiane Becker first to the wall at 56.01.

The Maria Lenk Trophy begins on April 15th and runs through the 20th. Click here for more info on that meet.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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