WATCH: Cesar Cielo’s 21.91 Not Enough to Qualify for Rio

2016 MARIA LENK TROPHY OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

It wasn’t to be for Cesar Cielo— he swam under 22 seconds in the 50 free for the 52nd time in his career, but he was ultimately edged by both Bruno Fratus and Italo Duarte in the final. Fratus and Duarte will represent Brazil in Rio in the 50 free, an event which was Cielo’s last chance to qualify for Rio individually.

The sprinting was impressive on the women’s side, as Etiene Medeiros swam a 24.64 to secure her spot in this event in Rio. Lorrane Cristina rocked a 24.95, but it wasn’t enough to knock out Graciele Herrmann from the individual spot. Herrmann posted a 24.92 at the Brazil Open, the other Brazilian Olympic qualifying meet, so she’ll be headed to Rio despite finishing 3rd tonight behind Medeiros and Cristina. See all the race videos from tonight below, courtesy of SwimItUp.

The 100 fly went to Vinicius Lanza, who won the event in a 52.75. The finish was incredibly tight, and despite Lanza’s win, he had to go faster than 52.17 in order to qualify for the Brazilian team in this event for Rio.

MEN’S 50 FREE- FINALS

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 22.27
  • Qualifiers from Brazil Open: Bruno Fratus (21.50), Italo Duarte (22.08), Marcelo Chierighini (22.17), Matheus de Santana (22.17)
  1. Bruno Fratus – 21.74
  2. Italo Duarte – 21.82
  3. Cesar Cielo – 21.91

MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY- FINALS

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 52.36
  • Qualifiers from Brazil Open: Henrique Martins (52.14), Marcos Macedo (52.17), Nicholas Santos (52.31)
  1. Vinicius Lanza – 52.75
  2. Thaigo Pereira – 52.77
  3. Kaio de Almeida – 52.80

WOMEN’S 200 BACK- FINALS

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 2:10.60
  • Qualifiers from Brazil Open: N/A

MEN’S 1500 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 15:14.77
  • Qualifiers from Brazil Open: N/A

 

WOMEN’S 800 FREESTYLE – FINALS

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 8:33.97
  • Qualifiers from Brazil Open: N/A

WOMEN’S 50 FREE-FINALS

  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 25.28
  • Qualifiers from Brazil Open: Graciele Herrmann (24.92), Etiene Medeiros (25.28)
  1. Etiene Medeiros – 24.64
  2. Lorrane Cristina – 24.95
  3. Graciele Herrmann – 25.09

 

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Irish Ringer

You had a good career Cielo! Good luck with your future endeavors.

coach b

much too long! it should have ended some years ago #cheatersout

Baiul

The information is not complete.100 butterfly.2nd was Santiago Grassi 52.77.he tied with Thiago.and 1500 3rd was Martin Carrizo 15.18.both from Argentina.this is only brazilian results being shown

omwboy

You will always be the best sprinter and a role model for a lot of people, Cesar. I knew that you were going to be an excellent swimmer ever since we raced together at my last ncaas back in 2007. Your mentality to train and race has always been exceptional. I am glad to see how far you have taken your swimming man! you had an awesome career, you should be proud of it!:)

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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