Below, the best of the trial’s first day, in Yes Swim view:
5 – Joanna’s 800:
It was not under standard.hist even brazilian record. But her 8’35″93 was really close to both and the best brazilian time ever in textile.
It’s not her specialty and we believe in a huge gap of improvement.
She was not satisfied with first 200 even before knowing her time.
4’18/4’17 shows it, with last split to 1’03.
4- The first female olympic standard
We are already used to watch Lorrane Ferreira get nice marks leading off the 200 free Minas relays.
One year ago, she did the same and now: 25″28 first female olympic standard to Rio.
But it will be only validated if she do not compete the individual event, on Saturday. Which it’s unlikely, since this time doesn’t guarantee a spot and she’d already swum better than this.
3- South-american record of the day
It was not a brazilian who was responsible for the continental record of the first day.
Before the beginning of the meet, we were expecting a rough battle between Brandonn Pierry, Miguel Valente and Lucas Kanieski in 1500. But it didn’t happen, first because Brandonn didn’t show up (he’s focusing on 400IM), and then neither did Lucas nor Miguel. But these last two were in the pool.
So the protagonist of the event was Esteban Enderica, who made the olympic standard and new south american record with a 15’09″82, without competitors.
2- The first male olympic standard
Leonardo de Deus not even waited the final and did his first standard. It was at the 200 back with 1’57″43.
As his main event is the 200 fly on saturday, Leo chose to not swim the final.
This time was better than he made at Kazan, when he placed 13°.
1- 4th best textile ever
Bruno Fratus, just like Lorrane, was not playing around when leading off the 200 free relays for Pinheiros.
More than that, he swam the 4th textile best ever with a 21″37 tied with Nathan Adrian.
Only Florent Manaudou, César Cielo and Fred Bousquet swam better than that.