Her world record lasted less than a week. Inge de Bruijn swam an impressive 24.39, a new world record, improving of her time from the Dutch Nationals by 9/100's of a second to the delight of the Brazilians fans. With it she scored a 100 point bonus for team Vasco, which she is representing here. Team Vasco has a commanding lead of the overall team points total with more than a 1000 point lead over its closest rival, Flamengo. Second in the race was Flavia Delaroli, 26.27, who was just 3/100's off the South American record. In third was Tatiana Lemos, in 26.53.
In the mens race Edvaldo Valerio was the winner in 22.51, well below the olympic cut of 22.68. It was the second gold for Edvaldo at these championships. Second was Ricardo Dornelas, last year winner, in 22.97, and third was Raphael Thuin, who had an awesome start. Fernando Scherer is sick and Gustavo Borges is not tapered. Only team Vasco (5) and Flamengo (3) had swimmers in this final.
The presence of Yana Klochkova helped the little Nayara Ribeiro (1m52) to break another South American record. Poliana Okimoto, former national record holder, was third in 8:57.61.
Luiz Lima was in his own pace, spliting 31.3 for 1300m, and finishing in 15:32.67, a new meet record. In second was Alexandre Angelotti with a time of 15:42.86, who was with Lima for the first 400m. Felipe Araujo, 16, improved on his personal best by 6 seconds to take the bronze in 15:47.99.
Klochkova managed another victory thanks to her breastroke leg 2.19.37 (29.90, 1:06.14, 1:46.65). Barbara Jatoba was second in 2:21.07 (30.84, 1:06.49, 1:49.01). Lilian Cerroni was third in 2:22.79.
Grigori Matuzkov (KZK) took another title in 2.05.43 (27.82, 59.15, 1.36.16). The brazilian champion Jose Belarmino was second in 2:07.38, just ahead of Carlos Sayao (2:07.56).
Monique Ferreira took her second title in 2:16.89 (30.98, 1.05.69, 1.40.66). In second was the 100 fly brazilian winner, Ivi Monteiro, with 2:19.81 (31.63, 1:07.33, 1:43.27). Third the former record holder Patricia Silva, with 2:20.00 (32.01, 1:06.97, 1:43.79).
Kaio Marcio, 15, won for the second time the 200 fly, with 2:01.42 (58.76). Thiago Siqueira was a surprising second in 2:04.03 (28.65, 1.00.24, 1.32.01). In third was veteran Arthur Pedrosa in 2:04.65 (1:00.45). Denys Sylantyev, swimming unattached, did a 1:56.82 during the prelims.
Easy victories for Vasco in both relays. Fabiola Molina was a unbelieveble 2/100's off the olympic cut.
1st. VASCO: Molina (1.02.92), Comini (1:12.49), Bruijn (58.69) e Klochkova (56.49)
2nd. FLAMENGO: Perrone (1.06.64), Comini (1.13.33), Ferreira (1.03.14) e Delaroli (57.40)
3rd. VASCO B: Crespo (1.05.82), Ramos (1.14.80), Monteiro (1.03.14) e Gusm