Larissa Oliveira Breaks South American Record in 200 Free 1:57.37

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Larissa Oliveira lowered her own South American record in the women’s 200-meter free at the 2016 Maria Lenk Trophy meet.

Oliveira raced her way to a winning time of 1:57.37, clearing Manuella Lyrio’s previous record of 1:58.03 from the Brazil Open in December.    Lyrio’s swim guaranteed her a spot on the Brazilian Olympic roster as well, while Oliveira time tonight clinched her a spot as well.

That’s the first time Brazil will ever have a pair of women’s 200 freestylers compete in the Olympics.

Jessica Cavalheiro finished second in 1:59.05, missing the FINA A cut.  Gabrielle Goncalves placed third in 1:59.22.

Yang Junxuan (1:59.38), Maria Heitmann (1:59.95), Rafaela Raurich (2:00.36), Katarina Listopadova (2:00.46) and Li Liuyuxin (2:01.91) also competed in the finale.

Lyrio won the B final in a time of 1:58.62.

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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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