After posting a 52.26 to win the men’s 100 butterfly at the South American Games on Sunday, Venezuelan Albert Subirats finds himself on top of the world rankings. Subratis’ performance betters that of Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh who recorded a time of 52.58 earlier this year.
This was the second win and second championship record for Subirats, who also won the 100 backstroke on Saturday.
Silver medalist Mauricio Fiol of Peru finished just outside the world’s top ten posting a time 53:24, which is also only 13 one-hundredths of a second off of his Peruvian national record. Fernando Silva of Brazil finished third in a time of 53:88.
Subirats was not the only athlete to post a time in the world’s top ten, Brazilian Thiago Pereira hit the sixth place position in the rankings recording a 2:00:09.
Brazilian Bruno Fratus, who won the 50 freestyle in a time of 22.40, also put up a time of 22.12 in the morning that places in the top ten, but does not beat his season’s best of 22.00, which currently ranks third.
The top two finishers in the women’s 200 freestyle broke their country’s national record in the event. Andreina Pinto of Venezuela won the event in a time of 1:59.89 becoming only the third South American woman to break the two minute barrier.
Jessica Camposano finished second in a time of 2:01.10 setting a new Columbian national record.
Pinto also took home gold in the women’s 200 butterfly in a time of 2:12.42.
The Brazilians took the final two relays of the competition with the men winning the 4 x 100 medley in a time of 3:37.95 (Fernando Ernesto 55.46, Felipe Lima 1:00.50, Nicholas Santos 52.95 and Matheus Santana 49.04) while the women won the 4 x 100 freestyle relay in a time of 3:44.19 (Daynara de Paula 56.15, Larissa Oliveira 55.51, Alessandra Marchioro 56.01 and Graciele Hermann 56.46)
Andreina Pinto set the record for the most medals won at one South American Games ,winning seven medals in total; five golds in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle, the 400 medley and the 200 butterfly as well as two silver in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 freestyle relays.
The old record was held by Brazilian Joanna Maranhão and Alicia Barranco of Argentina. Barranco won six gold in 1990 while Maranhão won five gold and one bronze in 2010.
The Brazilians sits on top of the medal standing with 26 in total (12 gold, 3 silver and 11 bronze) Venezuela is second with 18 (7 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze) while Argentina is in third with 14 (4 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze).
50 freestyle men:
- Bruno Fratus(BRA)-22:40*
- Federico Grabich(ARG)-22:86
- Renzo Tjon-A-Joe(SUR)-22:88
1500 freestyle men:
- Esteban Enderica(ECU)-15:27.92CR
- Andy Arteta (VEN)- 15:30:80
- Alejandro Gomez (VEN) 15:35:58
200 breaststroke women:
- Pamela Alencar(BRA)- 2:31:02CR
- Mercedes Toledo (VEN) 2:34:62
- Juliana Marin(BRA)- 2:36:32
100 butterfly men:
- Albert Subirats(VEN)-52:26CR
- Mauricio Fiol (PER)-53:24
- Fernando Silva(BRA)- 53:88
200 freestyle women:
- Andreina Pinto(VEN)-1:59:89CR
- Jessica Camposano (COL)- 2:01:10
- Jessica Cavalheiro(BRA)- 2:01:27
200 Individual Medley men:
- Thiago Pereira(BRA)- 2:00:09CR
- Thiago Simon(BRA)- 2:02:80
- Carlos Claverie(VEN)- 2:05:77
200 butterfly women:
- Andreina Pinto (VEN) 2:12:42CR
- Isabela Paez(VEN) 2:15:31
- Virginia Bardach (ARG) 2:16:79
4 x 100 medley relay men:
- Argentina- 3:40:51
- Venezuela- 3:42:66
4 x 100free relay women:
- Argentina- 3:50:03.
Full results can be found here