World Cup 1 in Rio - Day 1 Prelims
Nov 11, 2000
The first stage of the 2000-2001 FINA Swimming World Cup got underway at 5pm on Friday, November 10 in Rio de Janeiro.
18 countries are taking part for a total 185 swimmers. The highlight of this first session were two new South American and Brazilian records.
In the 50 breaststroke by Eduardo Fischer with 28.00, bettered the old South American record of 28.12 by Sergio Fereyra, ARG from 1998.
In the men's 100 individual medley Jose de Souza with 56.66 bettered the old record of 56.69 by Stephan Baptista from 1998. Baptista qualified 6th today with 58.37.
Some Prominent 2000 Olympians in attendance:
Gustavo Borges, BRA, bronze medallist on the 4x100 free relay
Rogerio Romero, BRA, finalist in the 200 backstroke
Morgan Knabe, CAN, a finalist in the men's 100 breaststroke
Denis Pankratov, RUS, finalist in Sydney and Olympic Champion in 1996
Cristina Teuscher, USA, bronze medallist in the 200 IM
Sarah Poewe, RSA, finalist in the women's 100-200 breaststroke
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Finals will be held Saturday, Nov 11 at 10am local Rio time. The results can be found in our meet results section.