SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 13. COMPETING in the preliminaries of the South American Championships, Gabriella Silva became the first woman from that continent to crack the one-minute barrier in the 100-meter butterfly on Thursday. Silva, who already owned the continental record, checked in with a time of 59.79. Last summer, Silva earned the bronze medal at the Pan American Championships.
Special thanks to Alex Pussieldi for contributing to this report.