Despite getting dismissed from his club team for being “too old,” Bruno Fratus came back in a huge way with a pair of World Championships silver in 2017, which is why he is our 2017 Swammy Award winner for South American Swimmer of the Year.
Bruno Fratus, Etiene Medeiros and Joao Gomes, Jr each won their respective strokes as Brazil earned the Raia Rapida title for the fourth-consecutive year.
Less than six months after surgery, Larissa Oliveira had a dominant win in the women’s 100 free at the Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.
Vinicius Lanza won the men’s 100 fly on the opening night of the Jose Finkel Trophy in Brazil.
They weren’t able to pull out another surprise medal, but the Brazilian men’s medley relay did come up with the nation’s fastest time since the end of the super-suit era, going 3:31.53 in the last event of the 2017 World Championships.
Given Brazil’s medals in the men’s 50 breast and 50 fly, and their likely women’s 50 back medal tomorrow (Etiene Medeiros, pictured above), a question arises. Is it worth it for nations like Brazil to focus on the stroke 50s?
2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th Budapest, Hungary LCM (50m) Full Competition Schedule Meet…
Tonight, Great Britain’s 22-year-old breaststroke titan Adam Peaty put up the second-fastest swim in history and only second-ever swim under 26 with 25.99 to defend his 2015 title in the men’s 50 breaststroke.
Joao Gomes moved into #2 all-time in the men’s 50 breast with a silver medal winning time of 26.52.
Joao Gomes (above) and Felipe Lima became the 3rd and 4th-fastest 50 breast performers in history today, showing that the state of the sport is strong down the line beyond your superstar Peatys and Ledeckys.
Brazil’s Felipe Lima moved up to #4 all-time in the men’s 50 breaststroke with a 26.68 in semifinals at the 2017 World Championships.
American Lilly King, the reigning 100m breaststroke Olympic champion, will face rival Yuliya Efimova of Russia in what may be the race of the night.
The heats of the men’s 50 breast, women’s 200 free, men’s 200 fly, and men’s 800 free are on the docket for this morning’s competition on day two in Budapest.
Adam Peaty obliterated his 50m breaststroke world record in prelims on day 3 in Budapest.
Heading into the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty still seems to be head and shoulders above the rest in the men’s 100 breast.