The Maria Lenk Trophy concluded this evening with an incredibly tight finish between the Pinheiros and Minas for the team title. The Pinheiros claimed victory with 2,138 points followed by Minas who collected 2,133 points. The remainder of the top five included Corinthians (1,732), Unisanta (1,215.5) and Sesi-SP (954.5)
Women’s 100 freestyle
Larissa Oliveria took the 100 freestyle in a time of 55.11. Oliveria won the 200 freestyle earlier in the competition winning in a time of 1:58.53 setting a new South American record and improving on her previous best in the event by over a second. Because of that fact there were higher expectations for her in the 100 freestyle as she currently holds the South American record in the event having posted a 54.61 in December.
Men’s 100 freestyle
Women’s 50 breaststroke
The youngest woman in the field Jhennifer Da Conceicao took the women’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 31.61. Da Conceicao made up for a bad start and was able to finish ahead of Ana Carla Carvalho who won the silver in a time of 31.92.
Julia Sebastian was not able to finish off the sweep of the women’s breaststroke events collected the bronze in a time of 31.99.
Men’s 50 breaststroke
Felipe Franca da Silva led the race from the start winning the event in a time of 27.07 which ranks second in the world with only world record holder Adam Peaty having swum faster.
Felipe Lima finished second in a time of 27.39 followed by Raphael Rodrigues who took the bronze in a time of 27.69.
Women’s 200 backstroke
At the 150 meter mark it was a tight race between Joanna Maranhao and Andrea Berrino, but after that point Maranhao left Berrino in her winning the event in a time of 2:12.47. Berrino finished second in a time of 2:15.79 followed by Natalia De Luccas who touched in a time of 2:17.26.
Men’s 200 backstroke
Fernando Ernesto Dos Santos led the way at the 150 meter point, but was than past quickly by teammate Leonardo De Deus who won the race in a time of 1:58.89. Fabio Santi finished a distant second touching in a time of 2:01.27 followed by Nathan Biguetti who hit the wall in a time of 2:01.43. Biguetti has already qualified to swim the race at the Junior World Championships this summer.
Women’s 4 x 100 medley relay
Etiene Medeiros opened up a lead for SESI in the women’s relay posting a time of 1:01.07. SESI would eventually take the event in a time of 3:06.88 followed by the Pinheiros (3:08.36) and Minas (3:09.93).
Men’s 4 x 100 medley relay
Heading into the final event of the competition the Pinheiros had a 15.5 point lead over Minas. For Minas to win the championship trophy they need to take the event and have the Pinheiros finish third or worse.
Guiherme Guido led the way for Pinheiros posting a 54.16 followed by Thiago Pereira who hit the wall in a time of 54.81. Felipe Lima then put the Minas ahead splitting a 59.98. Heading into the final 100 meters Minas had a lead of 51 one-hundredths of a second. Joao De Lucca did his best to catch Cesar Cielo, splitting a time of 47.85. Cielo maintained the lead finishing with a split of 48.09 and leading the relay to a winning time of 3:35.20. Pinheiros finished second in a time of 3:35.47 followed by the Corinthians who finished third in a time of 3:38.68.
Top Performances of the meet:
Men: Felipe França for his 27.07 in the 50 breaststroke
Women: Etiene Medeiros for her 27.38 in the 50 backstroke.
Top Performers of the meet:
Men:Leonardo De Deus, 193points.
Women:Larissa Oliveira, 105 points.
Full results can be found here