Follow along for live recaps of the final day of the Maria Lenk Open Championships, the second of two Brazilian Olympic qualifiers.
Etiene Medeiros (pictured) and Larissa Oliveira both qualified for the Olympics in the 100 freestyle, the first time two Brazilian women have done so since 1988.
Thiago Pereira officially booked his ticket to the Olympics tonight in the 200 IM.
Larissa Oliveira broke the South American and Brazilian records in the women’s 100 free tonight at the Maria Lenk Trophy earning her a second individual event for the Olympics.
Larissa Oliveira needs to drop a tenth from her morning swim to earn an individual Olympic berth in the women’s 100 freestyle.
Passing her previous Brazilian National Record of 54.61, Larissa Oliveira clocks the second fastest 100 free of all time by a Brazilian in prelims with 54.53.
There were only three events on Day 3 of the Maria Lenky Trophy, but the action was just as intense. In the end, two newly minted FINA ‘A’ Olympic qualification standards and a fresh set of records were achieved.
Take a stroll through the Day 2 Photo Vault to sample the action that occurred in today’s blistering fast races courtesy of Satiro Sodré.
Etiene Medeiros, Nicolas Oliveira, Joao De Lucca, and Guilherme Guido were the only Brazilians to achieve FINA ‘A’ standards and an Olympic ticket on Day 2 Finals at Maria Lenk.
Guilherme Guido (above) approached his 100m back South American Record by one one-hundredth of a second in Day 2 prelims of the Maria Lenk Trophy.
After a warmup in the 100 fly, 2014 World Champion Etiene Medeiros will take on her best event on Saturday: the 100 back.
Joao Gomes Jr will lead a heated battle for the two Olympic spots on day 1 of the 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy.
According to her coach, Medeiros entered the 100 fly primarily as a simulation of her Olympic schedule.
Daiene Dias and Etiene Medieros each swam new FINA ‘A’ cuts in the prelims of the 100 fly at Brazil’s second Olympic qualifier, the Maria Lenk Trophy, while a score of men, led by Joao Gomes Jr. hit the mark in the 100 breast.
2016 Maria Lenk Trophy Open Championships Friday, April 15th – Wednesday, April 20th Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…