RIO DE JANEIRO - Under brilliant sunshine, country wide live television within Brazil, the second day of finals started at 9 am on Sunday, March 8.
The first event was the women's 100 freestyle with Katrin Meissner (GER) an easy winner with 55.23, giving her 40 points in the sprint free category tied with Sandra Volker (GER) who is not at this competition. Claudia Poll, in lane two was second in 56.48 and Simone Osygus (GER) third with 56.49.
1) 990 52.33 MBU0100S *Denis Silantiev, 76,UKR 2) 982 21.89 MFR0050S Fernando Scherer, 74,BRA 3) 982 48.16 MFR0100S Gustavo Borges, 72,BRA 4) 975 1:58.53 MIM0200S Marcel Wouda, 72,NED 5) 959 25.04 MBK0050S Stev Theloke, 78,GER 6) 953 24.27 MBU0050S Joris Keizer, 79,NED 7) 948 28.63 FBK0050S *Antje Buschschulte, 78,GER 8) 946 25.41 FFR0050S Katrin Meissner, 73,GER 9) 943 56.05 MIM0100S Daniel Carlsson, 76,SWE 10) 938 1:57.74 MBU0200S Pedro Monteiro, 75,BRA * top men's and women's performances
Gustavo Borges (BRA) won the 200 freestyle in 1:48.15, with Fernando Saez (BRA) in second 1:48.67 and Leon Dunne (AUS) third 1:50.23. Borges won the 100 free on the first day.
Jens Kruppa (GER) won his second breaststroke in the 100 with 1:01.78. Yesterday he won the 50 and was second in the 200. Ilia Mikhailov (SWE) was second in 1:02.51 and Rob Abernethy (AUS) third in 1:03.65.
In the women's 400 IM Yana Klochkova (UKR) won her specialty with 4:50.29, gardly challenged as only four competitors took part. She has the season's fastest time with 4:36.32 from the Sydney World Cup 1. Her two wins here give her 40 points and the overall category leader for the IM events.
In the men's 100 butterfly Denis Silantiev (UKR) won with 52.33 and now takes over as the undisputed leader in the points race in this category with 57. Joris Keizer (NED) was second with 53.70 and Leon Dunne (AUS) third with 53.95. Silantiev's time earned him the top men's performance of the meet worth US $ 1,000.
In the women's 100 backstroke Antje Buschschulte (GER) had an easy win with 1:01.15 which gave her a sweep of all three backstrokes at this competition and the leadership in the points race for this category with 40. Roxana Maracineanu (FRA) was second with 1:03.75 and Laura Crespo (BRA) third with 1:04.25. Buschschulte win the 50 back yesterday was the top women's performance of the meet worth US $ 1,000.
In the men's 50 backstroke Steve Theloke (GER) won with 25.04 and Alexandre Massura (BRA) in finishing second with 25.33, bettered the South American and Brazilian record for the distance. Ralf Braun (GER) was third.
Argentina's Maria del Pilar Pereyra won the 200 butterfly with 2:16.41 for the first gold of the competition, she battled Yvetta Hlavacova (CZE) who was second in 2:16.96 with Patricia Silva (BRA) in third with 2:18.09.
Even though Marcel Wouda (NED) won the the 200 IM with 1:58.53 giving him a sweep of all three IM events at this competition, he has only amassed 37 points in the IM category behind Christian Keller's with 40 who is not attending this competition. Daniel Carlsson (SWE) was second with 2:00.86 and Leon Dunne (AUS) third with 2:04.03.
In the women's 400 free Kristen Vlieghuis (NED) and Claudia Poll (CEC) battled for the lead throughout with Vlieghuis touching first in 4:12.21 and Poll in 4:12.30 for second. Vlieghuis lead the distance free points race with 37.
A fierce battle for supremacy in the men's freestyle resulted in Fernando Scherer (BRA) touching out Gustavo Borges (BRA) with 21.89 for "Xuxa" and 21.96 for Borges. Ricardo Dornelas (BRA) was third 22.43 giving the hosts a sweep. Scherer's time of 21.89 was a Brazilian recordÃ‘his second of the competition as yesterday he bettered one with his win in the 50 fly.