2021 BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC TRIALS
Tonight’s finals session marks the halfway point of the 2021 Brazilian Olympic Trials in Barra da Tijuca. Swimmers will compete for Olympic roster spots in the men’s 800 freestyle, women’s 200 individual medley, men’s 200 butterfly and women’s 200 freestyle.
The 200 butterfly should be the race to watch tonight, with the top 4 competitors within 1 second of each other. Olympic veterans Leonardo De Deus and Luiz Altamir Melo are ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively, while Kaue Carvalho and Matheus Gonche lead the field.
There was reportedly some trouble with the weather last night as swimmers battled the wind at this outdoor pool. Tonight’s weather report in Barra da Tijuca predicts light rain showers and 5 miles per hour winds for the duration of the finals session, alongside chances of a thunderstorm.
Stay tuned for a live recap and analysis.
Men’s 800 Freestyle – Final
- Olympic Qualifying Standard: 7:54.31
- Brazilian National Record: 7:47.37 – Guilherme Costa (2019)
Women’s 200 Individual Medley – Final
- Olympic Qualifying Standard: 2:12.56
- Brazilian National Record: 2:11.24 – Joanna Maranhao (2017)
Men’s 200 Butterfly – Final
- Olympic Qualifying Standard: 1:56.48
- Brazilian National Record: 1:53.92 – Kaio Almeida (2009)
Women’s 200 Freestyle – Final
- Olympic Qualifying Standard: 1:57.28
- Brazilian National Record: 1:57.28 – Manuella Lyrio (2016)