Race Video is courtesy of USA Swimming.
2015 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando
MEN 100m Freestyle – FINAL
Team-international dominated the men’s 100 free, with six of the eight A-finalists (including the top five finishers) leading the way in the last A-final of the meet.
Brazilian Joao de Lucca was impressive again, after winning the 200 free, with a 49.34 on Saturday evening. This was a grid-locked field at the turn, but De Lucca having the fastest second 50 allowed him to win.
Club Wolverine’s Geoff Cheah, who swims for Hong Kong, placed 2nd in 49.70 – leaving him and de Lucca as the only swimmers under 50 in this race.
Marcelo Chierighini was 3rd in 50.27, followed by a third Brazilian, Bruno Fratus, in 50.33. While the times and the competition weren’t great, taking three out of the top four spots will have some consolation for the Brazilians as hype about the medal potential of their Olympic 400 free relay continues to build in local media.
Japan’s Junya Koga was 5th in 50.76, followed by Americans Karl Krug (50.86) and Michael Wynalda (51.25).
Another trend in this race was four Club Wolverine swimmers, including Miguel Ortiz, who finished off the A-Final in 51.25.