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Day 4 Report from the Trofeu Jose Finkel in Brazil

Jun 12, 2000  - Julian and Rogerio Romero

Championships Wrapped Up, Olympic Team Announced

100 Free

With the withdrawal of de Brujin to focus on the 50 fly, it was a very close race. Flavia Delaroli won in 57.68, leaving south american record holder Tatiana Lemos in second with 57.78 (28.09). Her team mate, Rebeca Gusmao, was third in 57.97 (27.89).

The a spot on the 4x100 free relay as the goal, Edvaldo Valerio confirmed his 3rd title in 50.00 (24.88), after being the 3rd Brazilian to break the 50 barrier the day before in 49.93. Carlos Jayme was second with 50.80 (24.65), slower than his 50.52 from the prelims, which gave him the 4th spot. The first and second spots go to Fernando Scherer, who didn't swim, and Gustavo Borges, who was 3rd in 50.91 (24.80). Cesar Quintaes is going to Sydney as the 5th spot, for his 50.65 from last year.

200 Back

Fabiola Molina couldn't hide her emotions after coming so close to making the olympic team, but still won in 2:18.44 (1:06.05). Roberta Perrone was second in 2:20.36 (33.41, 1:08.61, 1:43.97), while Laura Crepo was 3rd in 2:21.40 (33.23, 1:08.73, 1:45.08).

Veteran Rogerio Romero was not only first in this race but picked up the mens best performance award for his winning time of 1:59.93 (29.05, 59.49, 1:29.93), with Leonardo Costa in second in 2:03.29 (29.06, 1:00.47, 1:32.03) and Paulo Machado 3rd in 2:04.24 (30.27, 1:01.03, 1:32.79), same order as the last Trofeo.

50 Fly

Even with no prize money on the line, Inge de Brujin swam a very fast 25.71. She later received the best performance award of the meet for this swim. After the meet she went to a Flamengo vs. Vasco football match in Maracana, where Flamengo won 3-0. But in the pool there was no doubt Vasco would be the champion.

Tanya Schuh broke her South American record with a time of 27.86. The day before she did a 28.05. Monique Ferreira was 3rd in 28.46.

This race was the first individual victory for Raphael Thuin, who won with a time of 24.60, followed by Gabriel Mangabeira in 24.86 and Eric Sona in 25.15.

100 Breast

They did again a 1-2, but it this time it was Patricia Comini's turn to win in 1:12.47, a new national record. Her sister Milene was 2nd in 1:12.69. Ellen Borgo was 3rd as in the 50, with 1:14.99.

Eduardo Fischer celebrated his spot for the olympic medley relay only after the B final race was over. He had won the A final in 1:04.00 (30.78), followed by Michael Miller, who swam in lane 8 in 1:05.02 (30.59), and Marcelo Tomazini with 1:05.10 (31.24).

4X100 Free

1st. VASCO: Klochkova (57.51), Lima (57.22), Gusmao (57.52) e Bruijn (54.44)
2nd. FLAMENGO: Ferreira (57.72), Comini (57.66), Brochado (58.00) e Delaroli (58.53)

1st. VASCO: Valerio (50.27), Jayme (50.12), Quintaes (50.71) e Borges (51.05)
2nd. FLAMENGO: Massura (51.22), Cordeiro (51.16), Thuin (51.95) e Dornelas (51.43)
3rd. VASCO B: Mangabeira (51.75), Hornos (51.09), Gueraldi (51.36) e Machado (51.58)

Best Performances of the Meet
Inge de Bruijn 93.59 points in the 50 fly
Rogerio Romero 99.98 points in the 200 back

Most Points
Yana Klochkova 302.5
Edvaldo Valerio 117

Final scores

Vasco da Gama 4,162.50
Flamengo 2,749.50
Pinheiros 1,034

Brazilian Olympic Team
Andre Cordeiro 4x200 free
Alexandre Massura 100 back
Cesar Quintaes 4x100 free
Carlos Jayme 4x100 free
Edvaldo Silva 4x100, 4x200, 50 free
Eduardo Fischer 4x100 medley
Gustavo Borges 4x100 free, 100 free
Fernando Scherer 4x100 free, 4x100 medley, 50 free, 100 free
Leonardo Costa 200 back
Luiz Lima 400 free, 1500 free
Rodrigo Castro 4x200 free
Rogerio Romero 100, 200 back