Leonardo De Deus Posts 5th-Best 200 Fly in World; Kaio Almeida Makes 4th Olympics

Jul 14, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Leonardo De Deus of Brazil celebrates after winning in the men's 200m butterfly swimming final during 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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Brazil will have a pair of swimmers in the men’s 200-meter fly at the Rio Olympics as well.

Leonardo De Deus led the way with a 1:55.54 for the win. That swim moved him up to a tie for fifth in the world with Li Zhuhao.  It also clinched a spot on the Rio Olympic team.

Kaio Almeida, who retired after the 2012 London Olympics completed a successful comeback by making the 2016 squad with a second-place 1:56.21.  Almeida also competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics after first breaking onto the international scene as an 18 year old at the 2003 World Championships.

Vinicius Lanza took third overall in 1:57.44 with Luiz Altamir Melo placing fourth in 1:57.74.

Kaue Da Silva (1:59.64), Marcos Oliveira (2:00.56), Arthur Mendes (2:01.46) and Ryosuke Iai (2:02.65) also swam tonight.

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