World Cup 1 in Rio - Day 2 Finals
Nov 12, 2000
RIO DE JANEIRO - Finals for the second session are being held on Sunday, Nov 12, at 9am with live coverage on Rede Globo, the biggest television chain in Brazil. Audience estimates range from 12 million and up.
Nine South American records have been bettered over the four sessions over three days.
|Tie for first in two events, tie for third in one event|
David Jenkins (AUS) won by an arm length with 22.24. Raphael de Thuin (BRA) in second with 22.46 and Edvaldo Silva (BRAN and Nicholas dos Santos (BRA) tied for third with 22.55. Jenkins won the 100 yesterday.
In a come from behind swim Gustavo Borges (BRA) moved into the lead on the last 50 to win in 1:47.81, Edvaldo Silva (BRA) in second 1:48.28 and Antony Matkowich (AUS) third in 1:48.33. Raymond Hass (AUS) had the lead up to the 150 but faded to fourth with 1:48.63.
A close race between winner Luiz Lima (BRA) 15:14.57 and Robert Margalis (USA) second with 15:14.64. Half a length behind Rodrigo Cintra (BRA) third in 15:26.90. Margalis and Lima tied for first in the 400 free yesterday.
A new South American record for Alexandre Massura (BRA) with 24.73 in winning with Beau Mannix (AUS) in second 24.82 and Brad Bridgewater (USA) third. Massura's time bettered the old record of 25.15 by Pablo Abal (ARG). Mannix won the 100 yesterday.
Gordan Kozulj (CRO) first after a hard fought race in 1:54.85 with Rogerio Romero (BRA) second 1:55.09. Ratmond Hass (AUS) in third with 1:58.09. Although he was a narrow second 30-year-old Romero did his life-time best. Both Kozulj and Romero were finalists at the Sydney Olympic two months ago.