Daynara De Paula Has Strong Day at Brazilian Winter Nationals

Photo Courtesy: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 8. THE second day of action at the Brazilian Winter Nationals is in the books in Rio de Janeiro after a first day that featured a sizzling men’s 50-meter breaststroke from Felipe Da Silva.

Daynara De Paula nearly cracked the top 20 in the world rankings in the women’s 100-meter fly with a meet record 58.77 for the win. Daniele Paoli Jesus picked up second-place honors in 1:00.01, while Daiene Dias earned third overall in 1:01.22. Henrique De Souza Martins threw down a meet-record 53.06 in the men’s 100-meter fly, just half-a-second outside the world Top 20. Guilherme Rosolen snatched second in 53.72 with Arthur Mendes placing third in 53.79.

Larissa Oliveira picked up the women’s 200-meter free title in a meet-record 2:00.11. Jessica Cavalheiro touched second in 2:01.06 with Manuella Lyrio snaring third in 2:01.56. Giuliano Rocco followed with a touchout triumph ahead of Joao Amorim, 1:50.50 to 1:50.53, in the men’s 200-meter free. Miguel Valente placed a close third in 1:50.74.

Thalandra Cavalcanti cruised to victory in the women’s 200-meter back with a time of 2:19.29. Isabela Silva placed well behind with a second-place 2:23.29, while Natalia Mendes Diniz took third in 2:25.83. Leonardo De Deus shot down a meet record in the men’s 200-meter back with a 1:58.51. Fabio Santi touched well back with a 2:00.76 for second, while Fernando Dos Santos wound up third in 2:01.84.

Julia Gerotto won the women’s 400-meter IM with a 4:55.88 as just two other swimmers competed with her. Luciana Ribeiro (5:13.14) and Camila Cotta (5:40.71) also turned in swims in the event. Miguel Valente grabbed the men’s 400-meter IM title in 4:23.17, clipping Thiago Simon’s 4:23.27. Giuliano Rocco pocketed third in 4:27.85.

The foursome of Etiene Medeiros, Priscila De Souza, Daynara De Paula and Jessica Cavalheiro raced to a meet record in 3:44.83 to win the women’s 400-meter free relay. Meanwhile, Henrique Martins, Felipe De Souza Martins, Italo Duarte and Fernando Da Silva topped the men’s 400-meter free relay in 3:20.38.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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