2022 Jose Finkel Trophy
Day Four Recap
Day four of the 2022 Jose Finkle Trophy in Recife saw a couple more names added to Brazil’s SC World Championships roster. Nicholas Santos and Fernando Scheffer have now punched their tickets to SC Worlds, which are set to take place in December in Melbourne, AUS. With the additions tonight, Brazil’s roster for SC Worlds is now five-strong through the first four days of this Jose Finkel Trophy.
Brazil put out very tough qualifying standards for SC Worlds, making their time standards the time it took to finish fifth at the 2021 SC World Champs last December.
Here are the qualifying standards for Brazil’s 2022 SC World Champs roster:
Nicholas Santos isn’t done yet. The 42-year-old is swimming his final meet on Brazilian soil this week, but he’s now qualified for SC Worlds, which is now set to be the final meet of his competitive career. Santos, the defending SC World Champion in the event, won the men’s 50 fly tonight in 22.24. It wasn’t Santos’ greatest swim, coming in half a second off his personal best, but he dipped under the qualifying standard of 22.35, which is what he needed to do.
Fernando Scheffer put on a show in the men’s 200 free final tonight, tearing to a new personal best of 1:41.32. Not only did Scheffer blow away the qualifying standard of 1:42.29, but he also shattered the Brazilian and South American Records in the event.
Santos and Scheffer join Leonardo Santos, Caio Pumputis, and Joao Gomes in qualifying for Brazil’s SC World Champs roster individually. Here is the roster update through the fourth day of the meet.
Brazilian SC World Champs Roster Through Day Three: