2016 Maria Lenk Trophy: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Jul 17, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Fans of Brazil cheer after the men's 50m freestyle final the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Live coverage of day four prelims of the 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy meet. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Men’s 100 free

Coming into today, four swimmers had already cleared the FINA A cut of 48.99 at the Brazil Open.

Nicolas Oliveira (48.41), Matheus Santana (48.71), Marcelo Chierighini (48.72) and Alan Vitoria (48.96) already were in the mixed for the two individual Olympic spots, as well as relay duty.

Chierighini improved his time with a ninth-ranked 48.20 in prelims, while Oliveira did the same with a 48.30 to move to 11th in the world.

Joao De Lucca moved into contention with a third-seeded 48.59, while Canada’s Santo Condorelli also made finals in 48.78.

Gabriel Santos (48.89) and Cesar Cielo (48.97) also cleared the FINA A cut, while Pedro Silva (49.30) and Argentina’s Federico Grabich (49.30) also made finals.

Women’s 200 fly

Joanna Maranhao is the closest Brazilian to the FINA A cut of 2:09.33 with a 2:09.38 from the Brazil Open.  She didn’t do much this morning as she cruised into finals with a 2:11.76.

Argentina’s Virginia Bardach qualified second in 2:14.95 with China’s Li Shuang taking third in 2:18.28.

Maria Pessanha (2:20.27), Giovanna Tomanik (2:20.41), Beatriz Dizotti (2:20.70), Carolina Tomanik (2:20.94) and Fernanda Ribeiro (2:21.07) also earned spots in the finale.

Men’s 200 breast

After this morning, Brazil now has two potential Olympians in the men’s 200-meter breast.  Thiago Simon came into the meet with a FINA A cut 2:11.29 from the Brazil Open.

Today, Tales Cerdeira joined him with a 2:10.99 to also beat the FINA A cut of 2:11.66.

Thiago Pereira qualified second in 2:12.13 with Felipe Lima posting a third-seeded 2:12.78.

Ippei Miyamoto (2:12.81), Felipe Franca (2:13.31), Henrique Marques (2:13.91), Matheus Neto (2:14.33) and Simon (2:15.49) rounded out the rest of the finalists.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 breast