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

TomGBR
Dean
07/27
1:44.22
2Duncan
Scott
GBR1:44.2607/27
3Hwang
Sunwoo
KOR1:44.6207/25
4Katsuo
Matsumoto
JPN1:44.6504/05
5Fernando
Scheffer
BRA1:44.6607/27
6David
Popovici
ROU1:44.6807/27
7Kieran
Smith
USA1:44.7407/28
8Martin
Malyutin
RUS1:44.7905/21
9Alexander
Graham
AUS1:45.2206/13
10Danas
Rapsys
LTU1:45.3207/25
11Kyle
Chalmers
AUS1:45.4806/13
12Ivan
Girev
RUS1:45.4904/05
13Elijah
Winnington
AUS1:45.5506/13
14Townley
Haas
USA1:45.6606/15
15Thomas
Neill
AUS1:45.7006/13
15Felix
Auboeck
AUT1:45.7004/09
17Kristof
Milak
HUN1:45.7405/21
18Stefano
Ballo
ITA1:45.7707/28
18Antonio
Djakovic
SUI1:45.7707/28
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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
07/27
51.98
2Kliment
Kolesnikov
RUS52.0007/27
3Ryan
Murphy
USA52.1907/27
4Thomas
Ceccon
ITA52.3007/27
5Xu
Jiayu
CHN52.3503/07
6Hunter
Armstrong
USA52.4806/14
7Mitch
Larkin
AUS52.7512/13
8Shaine
Casas
USA52.7606/14
9Yohann Ndoye
Brouard
FRA52.7707/30
9Apostolos
Christou
GRE52.7705/19
11Hugo
Gonzalez
ESP52.7807/27
12Justin
Ress
USA52.8606/14
12Mewen
Tomac
FRA52.8605/19
14Bryce
Mefford
USA52.8706/14
15Robert
Glinta
ROU52.8805/20
16Grigory
Tarasevich
RUS52.9304/05
17Ryosuke
Irie
JPN52.9907/25
18Matt
Grevers
USA53.1806/14
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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
5 months ago

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

Troll in the Dungeon
Reply to  DCSwim
5 months ago

Yeah I ‘member.

jecce
5 months ago

where russian guys 100m back?

Success Leaves Clues
5 months ago

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

P.Coutinho
5 months ago

Funny how Brazilians celebrate Olympics qualification while US gets disappointed if they miss out the podium. I’m Brazilian btw so before any Brazilian judges this comment I just wanted to clarify that I was able to experience this when I decided to move to the US before 2012 trials. I guess it’s a mix of talent with opportunity that the US has but Brazil lacks. If only Brazilians had top College Sports facilities (other than independent clubs that offer money to young athletes to quit school and become pros) and a serious college league such as the NCAA I think we would be in a different level. Or if they still don’t make it to the top at least the… Read more »

swimmerb
Reply to  P.Coutinho
5 months ago

As a brazillian that used to swim and had to stop to enter in a good university, I completely agree with you.