Tokyo 2020, South America Recap Day 7: Fratus Posts 90th Career Sub-22 LCM 50FR

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

Bruno Fratus Makes History

32-year-old Brazilian sprint veteran Bruno Fratus hit a milestone tonight in the semifinals of the men’s 50 free. Fratus clocked a 21.60 to finish 3rd overall. More importantly, Fratus’ swim marks his 90th sub-22 LCM 50 freestyle of his career. That’s the most sub-22s by any swimmer of all-time, and Fratus will have a shot to add another to his total in tomorrow’s final.

Though Fratus has won plenty of international medals over his career, an Olympic medal has eluded him thus far. Tomorrow presents another, maybe his last, opportunity to grab some Olympic hardware. Notably, it would probably only take one more year of racing for Fratus to hit 100 sub-22 50 freestyles, if he chose to continue his career after tomorrow.

Here is the list of Fratus’ 90 21-point-something 50 freestyles over the course of his career:

Bruno Fratus Career LCM 50 Freestyles
Rank Time Name Meet Name Meet City Meet Country Date
1 21.27 FRATUS Bruno 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest HUN 29/07/2017
2 21.31 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 37th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2019 Monaco MON 09/06/2019
3 21.35 FRATUS Bruno Trofeu Brazil – Maria Lenk Rio de Janeiro BRA 21/04/2018
4 21.35 FRATUS Bruno Trofeu Brazil – Maria Lenk Rio de Janeiro BRA 18/04/2018
5 21.37 FRATUS Bruno Brazil Open 2015 BRA 18/12/2015
6 21.41 FRATUS Bruno Brazilian National Championships (50m) Rio de Janeiro BRA 20/12/2014
7 21.42 FRATUS Bruno LVI Settecolli Trophy – 2019 Rome ITA 21/06/2019
8 21.44 FRATUS Bruno 12th Pan Pacific Championships 2014 Gold Coast AUS 24/08/2014
9 21.45 FRATUS Bruno 18th FINA World Championships 2019 Gwangju KOR 27/07/2019
10 21.45 FRATUS Bruno Brazilian National Championships (50m) Rio de Janeiro BRA 20/12/2014
11 21.45 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Sao Paulo BRA 21/04/2014
12 21.47 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk / Brazil Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 21/04/2019
13 21.50 FRATUS Bruno Open Tournament 2015 Palhoca BRA 19/12/2015
14 21.51 FRATUS Bruno 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest HUN 28/07/2017
15 21.53 FRATUS Bruno 18th FINA World Championships 2019 Gwangju KOR 26/07/2019
16 21.55 FRATUS Bruno 16th FINA World Championships 2015 Kazan RUS 08/08/2015
17 21.56 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 37th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2019 Monaco MON 09/06/2019
18 21.59 FRATUS Bruno USA Winter National Championships (50m) Atlanta USA 05/12/2019
19 21.60 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Tokyo JPN 31/07/2021
20 21.60 FRATUS Bruno 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest HUN 28/07/2017
21 21.60 FRATUS Bruno 16th FINA World Championships 2015 Kazan RUS 07/08/2015
22 21.61 FRATUS Bruno 18th Pan American Games 2019 Lima PER 09/08/2019
23 21.61 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games London 2012 London GBR 03/08/2012
24 21.63 FRATUS Bruno LVI Settecolli Trophy – 2019 Rome ITA 21/06/2019
25 21.63 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games London 2012 London GBR 02/08/2012
26 21.64 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum –  Meeting International de Canet-en-Roussillon 2019 Canet-en-Roussillon FRA 11/06/2019
27 21.64 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 36th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2018 Monaco MON 16/06/2018
28 21.66 FRATUS Bruno Open Tournament 2015 Palhoca BRA 19/12/2015
29 21.67 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Tokyo JPN 30/07/2021
30 21.67 FRATUS Bruno FINA Champions Swim Series 2019 Budapest HUN 11/05/2019
31 21.68 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk / Brazil Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 21/04/2019
32 21.70 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy 2017 Rio de Janeiro BRA 06/05/2017
33 21.70 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy 2017 Rio de Janeiro BRA 03/05/2017
34 21.70 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 24/04/2012
35 21.70 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 24/04/2012
36 21.71 FRATUS Bruno 58th International Trophy “Settecolli” Rome ITA 25/06/2021
37 21.71 FRATUS Bruno 18th FINA World Championships 2019 Gwangju KOR 26/07/2019
38 21.71 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro BRA 11/08/2016
39 21.72 FRATUS Bruno USA Winter National Championships (50m) Atlanta USA 05/12/2019
40 21.73 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona 2021 Barcelona ESP 05/06/2021
41 21.73 FRATUS Bruno TYR Pro Swim Mission Viejo 2021 Mission Viejo USA 09/04/2021
42 21.73 FRATUS Bruno Open de France 2017 Chartres FRA 02/07/2017
43 21.74 FRATUS Bruno 2018 KY TYR Derby Pro Swim Louisville USA 28/04/2018
44 21.74 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy – Test Event Rio de Janeiro BRA 20/04/2016
45 21.74 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 08/04/2015
46 21.76 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona 2018 Barcelona ESP 14/06/2018
47 21.76 FRATUS Bruno Trofeu Brazil – Maria Lenk Rio de Janeiro BRA 21/04/2018
48 21.76 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona 2017 Barcelona ESP 14/06/2017
49 21.76 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 24/04/2012
50 21.76 FRATUS Bruno 14th FINA World Championships 2011 Shanghai CHN 29/07/2011
51 21.77 FRATUS Bruno 22nd Luxembourg Euro Meet Luxembourg LUX 25/01/2020
52 21.77 FRATUS Bruno Internazionali di Nuoto – LV Settecolli Rome ITA 29/06/2018
53 21.77 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum –  35th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2017 Monaco MON 11/06/2017
54 21.78 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum –  35th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2017 Monaco MON 11/06/2017
55 21.79 FRATUS Bruno Internazionali di Nuoto – LV Settecolli Rome ITA 29/06/2018
56 21.79 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro BRA 12/08/2016
57 21.80 FRATUS Bruno TYR Pro Swim Mission Viejo 2021 Mission Viejo USA 09/04/2021
58 21.80 FRATUS Bruno 33rd Brazlian Senior / Open Championships Porto Alegre BRA 18/12/2013
59 21.81 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 37th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2019 Monaco MON 08/06/2019
60 21.81 FRATUS Bruno LIV Settecolli Trophy – 2017 Rome ITA 23/06/2017
61 21.82 FRATUS Bruno 33rd Brazlian Senior / Open Championships Porto Alegre BRA 18/12/2013
62 21.82 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games London 2012 London GBR 02/08/2012
63 21.83 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy 2017 Rio de Janeiro BRA 06/05/2017
64 21.85 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum –  Meeting International de Canet-en-Roussillon 2018 Canet-en-Roussillon FRA 09/06/2018
65 21.86 FRATUS Bruno LIV Settecolli Trophy – 2017 Rome ITA 23/06/2017
66 21.87 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 38th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2021 Monaco MON 30/05/2021
67 21.87 FRATUS Bruno 2018 KY TYR Derby Pro Swim Louisville USA 28/04/2018
68 21.87 FRATUS Bruno Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012
69 21.89 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona 2019 Barcelona ESP 16/06/2019
70 21.89 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 37th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2019 Monaco MON 08/06/2019
71 21.89 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 36th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2018 Monaco MON 16/06/2018
72 21.89 FRATUS Bruno Trofeu Jose Finkel 2015 Sao Paulo BRA 19/08/2015
73 21.90 FRATUS Bruno Open de France 2018 Chatres FRA 08/07/2018
74 21.91 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 38th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2021 Monaco MON 29/05/2021
75 21.91 FRATUS Bruno 17th Pan American Games 2015 Toronto CAN 17/07/2015
76 21.91 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 08/04/2015
77 21.91 FRATUS Bruno ST TXLA Arena Pro Swim Series 2015 Austin USA 16/01/2015
78 21.91 FRATUS Bruno Brazilian National Championships (50m) Rio de Janeiro BRA 05/05/2009
79 21.92 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum – 36th Meeting International de Natation de Monte Carlo 2018 Monaco MON 16/06/2018
80 21.92 FRATUS Bruno Mare Nostrum –  Meeting International de Canet-en-Roussillon 2017 Canet-en-Roussillon FRA 17/06/2017
81 21.92 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 22/04/2013
82 21.92 FRATUS Bruno International Meeting FFN Nancy FRA 15/02/2013
83 21.93 FRATUS Bruno Olympic Games Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro BRA 11/08/2016
84 21.93 FRATUS Bruno 11th Pan Pacific Championships 2010 Irvine, CA USA 21/08/2010
85 21.96 FRATUS Bruno 14th FINA World Championships 2011 Shanghai CHN 30/07/2011
86 21.97 FRATUS Bruno Open de France 2017 Chartres FRA 02/07/2017
87 21.98 FRATUS Bruno Atlanta Classic 2021 Atlanta USA 15/05/2021
88 21.98 FRATUS Bruno Maria Lenk Trophy Rio de Janeiro BRA 22/04/2013
89 21.99 FRATUS Bruno Trofeu Jose Finkel 2015 Sao Paulo BRA 19/08/2015
90 21.99 FRATUS Bruno Swim Cup Eindhoven 2012 Eindhoven NED 12/04/2012

 

Quick Hits:

  • Venezuela’s Alberto Mestre advanced to the semifinals of the men’s 50 free, where he finished 15th with a 22.22. In prelims, Mestre swam a 21.96, just off his own Venezuelan Record of 21.93.

 

National Records:

  • Ecuadorian Record in the women’s 50 free: Annicka Delgado – 25.36

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HJones
1 month ago

I believe he has indicated these will be his last games. If there is anything I’d like to see in the last session, it would be a medal of any color for Fratus.

DCSwim
Reply to  HJones
1 month ago

Call me un-American, but I want Fratus to get a medal more than I want Dressel to win

DCSwim
1 month ago

The Steve Scott of sprint free

Darrow
1 month ago

For tomorrow:

20.97 Dressel
21.38 Manadou
21.45 Fratus

Franck
1 month ago

Would absolutely love to see Fratus finally get an Olympic medal.

MKW
1 month ago

Always root for Fratus, he seems like a cool/nice guy in interviews. That consistentcy is impressive.

Philip Johnson
1 month ago

Would love love Fratus to get a medal, he deserves one.

Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

Fratus and Blume have such incredible in-water speed for comparatively tiny people.

Drama King
1 month ago

I think Fratus’s career is more similar to Asafa Powell in Track.
Plenty of sub 22 performances , but nothing to show in major international competitions 😬

Rafael
Reply to  Drama King
1 month ago

2 world silvers??