Brazil Trophy Day Two Finals: Julia Sebastian Sets New South American Record In 200 Breast

Sebastian, Julia
Photo Courtesy: David Farr

The second night of the 2019 Brazil Trophy continued in Rio de Janeiro tonight, with championship finals of the men’s and women’s 200 breast, 100 fly, and the men’s 800 free to determine Brazil’s qualifiers for the 2019 World Championships this summer. The night’s highlight was Julia Sebastian’s new South American record in the 200 breast. 


Caio Rodrigues Pumputis captured the first event of the evening in the men’s 200 breast, touching first in 2:09.93. Pumputis was well ahead of the rest of the field as the only swimmer under 2:10. In second was Andreas Mickosz (2:12.70) followed by Raphael Oliveira Rodrigues (2:12.79).

Julia Sebastian won the women’s 200 breast in a South American and new national record for Argentina (2:24.92), beating her old national record from last summer by half a second. That time puts her just outside the top 10 times in world for this year. In second was Sebastian’s teammate Macarena Ailen Ceballos in 2:27.71.

Vini Lanza posted a top-10 time in the world in the men’s 100 fly, touching in 51.66 to dominate the race with a nearly full second win. That moves him to #6 in the world, putting him just behind Chad le Clos. The next three finishers were tightly bunched behind Lanza, with Iago Moussalem Amaral (52.47), Gabriel Fantoni (52.68) and Pedro Vieira (52.74) all breaking 53-seconds.

Mallory Comerford took the women’s 100 fly in a close race with Giovanna Tomanik, 58.48 to 58.57.

Miguel Leite Valente closed the second night of finals with a sub-8:00 win in the men’s 800, touching in 7:55.73.


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    Mallory Comerford, not Mallory Elisabeth