Leonard De Deus set a new Brazilian national record in the prelims of the men’s 200 back Wednesday morning in Rio.
Manuella Lyrio’s Brazilian and South American records in prelims of the 200 free this morning highlighted the day for the South American swimmers.
Michael Phelps will be competing in the heats of the men’s 200m butterfly shortly after where he’s not exactly the favorite. It looks to be a three man race right now between Phelps and his two rivals: Chad le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary. Both have said their fair share of talk about Phelps making this one of the most anticipated races of the games.
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Michael Phelps’ performances last year at US Nationals in San Antonio set up an epic battle that will take place in Rio next week with him, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh all vying for Olympic gold in the 200 fly.
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The men’s 100 breast duo of Felipe Silva and Joao Gomes, who both could battle for a podium finish in Rio, got in a practice run at this meet. Silva worked on his back half speed in the race, charging to a quick 59.90.
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Leonardo de Deus (above) is one of 7 confirmed Brazilian Olympians who will travel to race in Santa Clara in June.
The Olympic Park Aquatic Stadium test event, the Maria Lenk Trophy, was largely successful, although it shed light on a few fixable problems with the facility.
Vinicius Lanza celebrates his 100 fly win. Look here for more photos from the action at the final day of the Maria Lenk Trophy.
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.
Larissa Oliveira (above) enters tonight’s 200 free final ahead of record-holder Manuella Lyrio, Brazil’s only two women qualified for Rio in the event thus far.