Scheffer, Correia, Dias Masse and Guido Join Brazil’s 2021 Olympic Roster

2021 BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS

With two days of racing down at the 2021 Brazilian Olympic Trials, Brazil’s Olympic squad has grown from two to six swimmers.

Fernando Scheffer and Breno Correia mirrored their 1-2 finish at the 2019 Pan American Championships in the 200 free, earning spots on Brazil’s Olympic roster. Scheffer’s time of 1:46.28 ranks him 16th in the world this season.

Correia’s chopped half-a-second off his previous lifetime best from the 2019 World Championships to earn 2nd. Both swimmers were well under the Olympic qualifying time of 1:47.02. Correia’s time of 1:46.72 ranks him 19th in the world this season:

2020-2021 LCM Men 200 Free

DuncanGBR
Scott
04/18
1:44.47
2Thomas
Dean
GBR1:44.5804/18
3Katsuo
Matsumoto
JPN1:44.6504/05
4Martin
Malyutin
RUS1:45.1804/05
5Ivan
Girev
RUS1:45.4904/05
6Alexander
Graham
AUS1:45.6912/13
7Felix
Auboeck
AUT1:45.7004/09
8Matthew
Richards
GBR1:45.7704/18
9Elijah
Winnington
AUS1:45.7912/13
10Aleksandr
Shchegolev
RUS1:45.8204/05
11Alexander
Krasnykh
RUS1:45.8804/05
12Hwang
Sun Woo
KOR1:45.9211/19
13James
Guy
GBR1:46.0404/18
14Kristof
Milak
HUN1:46.1503/27
15Mikhail
Dovgalyuk
RUS1:46.1610/26
16Fernando
Scheffer
BRA1:46.2804/20
17Kieran
Smith
USA1:46.3005/14
18Daniil
Shatalov
RUS1:46.3304/05
19Danas
Rapsys
LTU1:46.3904/30
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The 100 backstroke prelims foreshadowed National Record-holder and 2016 Olympian Guilherme Guido would run away with the win, but it was 4th seed Guilherme Dias Masse who overpowered him at the end. In true photo-finish style, Dias Masse wore down Guido’s .33 second lead to .01.

Not only was it physically a close race, but they also had a tight race with the clock as well. Dias Masse beat the Olympic qualifying time of 53.85 by .01, meaning that Guido tied it to the hundredth of a second. This still qualifies him for the Olympic roster.

Dias Masse is now ranked 17th in the world this season and Guido is 18th:

2020-2021 LCM Men 100 Back

EvgenyRUS
Rylov
04/05
52.12
2Kliment
Kolesnikov
RUS52.2404/05
3Xu
Jiayu
CHN52.3503/07
4Mitch
Larkin
AUS52.7512/13
5Thomas
Ceccon
ITA52.8412/17
6Grigory
Tarasevich
RUS52.9304/05
7Yohann Ndoye
Brouard
FRA52.9703/19
8Ryosuke
Irie
JPN53.0412/04
9Ryan
Murphy
USA53.1104/10
10Mewen
Tomac
FRA53.1903/19
11Justin
Ress
USA53.3004/11
12Simone
Sabbioni
ITA53.4412/17
13Pieter
Coetze
RSA53.6204/12
14Ole
Braunschweig
GER53.6612/20
15Guilherme
Basseto
BRA53.6804/24
15Hugo
Gonzalez
ESP53.6812/22
17Hunter
Armstrong
USA53.6905/15
18Lee
Ju-ho
KOR53.7103/31
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There are still 4 more days of competition left for swimmers to secure a spot on Brazil’s Olympic roster. Racing continues tomorrow morning at 9:30 am local time (8:30 am EDT) with the women’s 200 IM, men’s 200 butterfly, and women’s 200 freestyle.

Brazilian Olympic Roster After Day 2

  1. Guilherme Costa: 400 freestyle
  2. Felipe Lima: 100 breaststroke
  3. Fernando Scheffer: 200 freestyle
  4. Breno Correia: 200 freestyle
  5. Guilherme dias Masse: 100 backstroke
  6. Guilherme Guido: 100 backstroke

FINA “A” Standards:

MEN’S CUT EVENT WOMEN’S CUT
22.01 50 freestyle 24.77
48.57 100 m freestyle 54.38
1:47.02 200 m freestyle 1:57.28
3:46.78 400 m freestyle 4:07.90
7:54.31 800 m freestyle 8:33.36
15:00.99 1500 m freestyle 16:32.04
53.85 100 m backstroke 1:00.25
1:57.50 200 m backstroke 2:10.39
59.93 100 m breaststroke 1:07.07
2:10.35 200 m breaststroke 2:25.52
51.96 100 m butterfly 57.92
1:56.48 200 m butterfly 2:08.43
1:59.67 200 m individual medley 2:12.56
4:15.84 400 m individual medley 4:38.53

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DCSwim
27 days ago

Remember when the Brazilian men broke the WR in the 800scm relay? That was wild.

Troll in the Dungeon
Reply to  DCSwim
26 days ago

Yeah I ‘member.

jecce
26 days ago

where russian guys 100m back?

Success Leaves Clues
26 days ago

I think he is 16th in the 200 free. The four Brits are missing from your list from last week….