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.
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.
Esteban Enderica set new Ecuadorian and South American Continental records in the 1500 free on the final day of the 2016 South American Championships.
Andrea Berrino of Argentina broke her own 50 backstroke national record by nearly a second at this weekend’s South American Championships.
Swimmer Federico Grabich notched a new Argentine National Record in the men’s 200m freestyle tonight, just one of a multitude of national records to fall by the time day 1 of the South American Championships concluded.
Sprint freestyle and backstroker Etiene Medeiros will join her Brazilian teammates representing her country at the Arena Pro Swim Orlando at the end of this month.
Junior world record holder Brandonn Almeida is among Brazil’s list of competitors for the 2016 South American Championships
Leonardo de Deus grabbed two ‘A’ cuts at the Brazil Open, most likely locking down a spot on the Olympic team in both the 200 fly and the 200 back.
After tonight’s final, Nicolas Oliveira and Matheus Santana stand as Brazil’s 100m free selection while Marcelo Chierighini and Alan Vitoria participate on the 4x100m free relay.
Guilherme Guido set a new South American record (and a new Brazilian record) in the 100 backstroke at the 2015 Brazil Open finals tonight, speeding up his FINA ‘A’ qualifying swim from this morning by dropping over three-tenths from 53.41 to 53.09.
Guilherme Guido set a new South American and Brazilian record in the 100 backstroke, lowering his own mark to 53.09.
Brandonn Almeida set a Junior World Record in the 400 IM tonight at the Brazil Open. Other highlights include a South American record from Guilherme Guido and two new FINA ‘A’ cuts.
Joao de Lucca will likely join Nicolas Oliveira, Guilherme Guido, Marcos Macedo, Henrique de Souza Martins, Nichloas Santos, and Joanna Maranho on the Brazilian Olympic team after this morning’s prelim swims.
Miguel Ortiz of Spain and Guilherme Guido of Brazil will face off for a spot in tonight’s 50m backstroke semifinals after tying for the 16th seed with a time of 25.29.