Victoria Kaminskaya Crushes Competition With Dominant Double at Coimbra Invitational

COIMBRA, Portugal, May 31. WHILE there were plenty of doubles tonight, and a few Portuguese junior records, Pimpoes’ Victoria Kaminskaya could not be touched in her two wins at the Coimbra Invitational. Kaminskaya won her two titles by a combined margin of nearly 15 seconds.

Victoria Kaminskaya crushed the competition in the women’s 200-meter breast with a 2:32.49. Raquel Gomes Pereira placed a distant second in 2:42.35 with Barbara Sofia Barata taking third overall in 2:42.88. Kaminskaya’s next win came in the women’s 200-meter IM, where she smashed another field with a 2:18.16. Ana Catarina Monteiro took second in 2:23.17 with Madalena Gomes Azevedo earning third in 2:25.25.

Alexandre Escudier Agostinho and Miguel Duarte Nascimento, training partners at Portinado, tied for the men’s 50-meter free title with matching 22.96s. Gustavo Almeida Madureira wound up third in 23.60. Duarte Nascimento doubled up with a 54.61 to win the men’s 100-meter fly following his tie with Agostinho. Pedro Andre Santos took second in 55.45 with Tiago Ander Venancio posting a 55.74 for third.

Joana Patricia Pinto cruised to victory in the women’s 50-meter free with a 27.04, while Catarina Maria Ferreira took second in 27.44. Jessica Sousa Brito picked up third overall in 27.63. Pinto also doubled up with a 33.67 in the women’s 50-meter breaststroke. Ana Beatriz Marques (34.21) and Rute Isabel Leonardo (35.14) took second and third.

Angelica Maria Andre won the women’s 800-meter free in 8:56.01 with Tamila Hryhorivna Holub taking the national junior record for 16 year olds with a second-place 8:57.00. Florbela Cavaco Machado wound up third in 8:59.89.

Andre Goncalo Santos tracked down the national junior record for 17 year olds in the men’s 200-meter breast with a winning time of 2:19.18. Joao Pedro Braga took second in 2:23.33 with Miguel Monteiro Cruchinho earning third in 2:24.03. Santos then clocked a 29.65 to win the men’s 50-meter breast, while Nuno Andre Fernandes took second in 30.38. Tomas Miguel Veloso snared third in 30.60.

Catia Raquel Martinheira pocketed the women’s 100-meter back crown in 1:05.41 with Ana Sofia Leite taking second in 1:06.10. Francisca Gomes Azevedo snared third in 1:06.15. Nathan Keith Theodoris picked up a 56.95 to win the men’s 100-meter back. Rodrigo Antonio Rosa placed second in 58.00 with Alexandre Lages Ribas finishing third in 58.81.

Sara Freitas Oliveira put up an easy win in the women’s 100-meter fly with a 1:00.56, while Ana Catarina Monteiro placed second in 1:02.50. Ines Camacho Fernandez took third in 1:04.81. Pedro Andre Santos won the men’s 200-meter IM in 2:06.36. Tomas Correia Silva (2:07.62) and Tomas Miguel Veloso (2:08.12) took second and third.

Diana Margarida Duraes topped the women’s 200-meter free in 2:05.90 with Ana Goncalves Neto posting a 2:07.65 for second. Angelica Maria Andre snagged another podium with a third-place time of 2:07.73 after the 800 free win. Mario Alexandre Pereira raced his way to a win in the men’s 200-meter free with a 1:51.18. Luis Emanuel Vaz (1:51.56) and Andre Filipe Farinha (1:53.15) took second and third.

Tiago Silva Oliveira grabbed the men’s 1500-meter free title in 16:03.96. Ricardo Ferreira Cotovio (16:15.41) and Rafael Lourenco Gil (16:24.05) placed second and third in the timed final.

Plenty of relays also occurred on day one here in Coimbra. Ginasio Vila Real’s Ana Sofia Leite (30.40), Ana Margarida Guedes (29.00), Joana Patricia Pinto (32.74) and Ana Sofia Nobrega (26.99) won the women’s 200-meter medley relay with a 1:59.13. The same foursome returned in the women’s 400-meter free relay with a 3:58.82 to break the meet record. Pinto (58.15), Nobrega (1:00.65), Guesdes (1:02.02) and Leite (58.00) cut more than a second off the previous mark.

Meanwhile, Sporting’s Joao Pedro Belo (29.12), Ricardo Ferreira Cotovio (26.09), Miguel Monteiro Cruchinho (30.43) and Guilherme Pereira Dias (24.72) claimed the men’s 200-meter medley relay in 1:50.36. Nautico’s Mario Alexandre Pereira (51.64), Joao Barbosa Moreira (54.95), Miguel Silva Oliveira (54.97) and Tomas Miguel Veloso (54.74) won the men’s 400-meter free relay in 3:36.30.

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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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