2016 Maria Lenk Trophy: Day Five Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along live with day five finals of the 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy Open Championships. Hit refresh for all the latest coverage.


  • Women’s 100 Free Final
  • Men’s 200 Back Final
  • Women’s 200 Breast Final
  • Men’s 200 IM Final

Women’s 100 Free Final:

After posting a swift 54.53 in this morning’s prelims of the women’s 100-meter free, Larissa Oliveira succeeded in lowering her time to a 54.03. Oliveira’s time earns her twentieth in the top twenty world rankings for 2016 and a ticket to Rio. Oliveira also succeeded in reclaiming her Brazilian Record which Etiene Medeiros had overturned with her 54.26 in December.

Also joining Oliveira in Rio will be the former Brazilian record holder for the event, Etiene Medeiros, who posted a 54.26 at the Brazil Open in December. Medeiros stopped the clock at a 54.50 today, just shy of her December time. Grabbing third was Daynara Ferreira with a time of 55.22, just ahead of Manuella Lyrio’s 55.26.

Gracielle Herrmann and Daiane Becker turned in similar times of 55.80 and 55.82 for fifth and sixth.

Luana Ribeiro (55.88) and Daiene Dias (56.06) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Men’s 200 Back Final: 

Leonardo de Deus maintained his spot atop the podium in the men’s 200-meter back finals with a final 1:57.57. de Deus’ time falls just short of his 1:57.43 from December’s Brazil Open, but still falls under the ‘A’ qualifying time of 1:58.22. He sits as the only Brazilian to qualify for Rio in this event.

Guilherme Augusto grabbed second with a 1:59.34 to be the only other athlete under the 2-minute mark, while Fabio Santi was third with a 2:00.21.

Fourth went to Fernando Pires and his 2:01.14, just ahead of Nathan Bighetti’s 2:01.18.

Leonardo Santos (2:01.69), Rodrigo Quadros (2:02.84), and Andre Dos (2:02.85) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 200 Breast Final:

Finals of the women’s 200-meter breaststroke were led by a strong foreign contingent. Julia Sebastian of Argentina posted the top time of the evening with a 2:28.12, while fellow Argentinian Macarena Ceballos touched second with a 2:28.21.

Japan’s Sae Saito turned in a 2:28.24 to finish third and be the only other athlete under the 2:30-mark.

Minjie Sun of China finished fourth overall with a time of 2:30.89. Brazil’s Pamela Souza was the fastest Brazilian in the event, stopping the clock at a 2:31.75.

Slovakia’s Andrea Podmanikova (2:33.96), Juliana Marangoni (2:34.15), and Carolyne Gomes (2:34.38) completed the top eight.

Men’s 200 IM Finals: 

In an unusual turn of events, there was a tie for first in finals of the men’s 200-meter IM. Thiago Pereira and Henrique Rodrigues delivered matching times both under the FINA ‘A’ qualifying standard of 2:00.28. The two stopped the clock at 1:57.91 exchanging the lead throughout the race. The time is an improvement for both men after they both qualified for Rio at the Brazil Open in December. While there Rodrigues finished with a 1:58.26, while Pereira was a 1:58.32.

Pereira’s splits: 25.23, 30.33, 33.40 = 1:57.91

Rodrigues’ splits: 25.44, 29.62, 33.90 = 1:57.91

Thiago Simon posted third with a time of 2:01.03, while fourth went to Gabriel Maruyama and his time of 2:01.89.

Icaro Pereira (2:03.50), Leonardo Coelho (2:03.52), Caio Pumputis (2:04.35), and Conrado Lino (2:04.78) rounded out the top eight.