Fernando Schaefer reaches the final of the 200m freestyle in Tokyo

Fernando Schaefer reaches the final of the 200m freestyle in Tokyo

Brazilian swimmer Fernando Schaefer qualified for the final of the 200m freestyle. He came third in the first semi-final with a time of 1:45.71, the eighth best among the semifinalists. The final will be played today (26), Brasilia time at 22:43.

“I’m very happy. We went through the knockouts, the semi-finals, it’s time to rest, see what we can improve and get to the final. There is no favorite of the race. It’s time to do our best in the water Trying and whatever comes is a result”, said the 23-year-old swimmer.

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Leonardo de Deus reaches the semifinals of the 200m butterfly. He was second in his heat with a time of 1:53.83, the third best score in the qualifiers and Leonardo’s best time in his entire career. He will go overboard again, already in a fight for a place in the final, tonight at 11:40, Brasilia time, already Tuesday Japanese time.

“I knew I had to push, that I had to be in the top three in the race and that was the goal. It’s time to rest up to get into the eight.” [melhores] Tomorrow,” he said. “I just swam, thought about what I trained and I believe it was executed well. We know I can do more, now time to focus on tomorrow is”, he said.

Final result

Swimming Monday was a four-race final in Japan. For the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay, the United States received gold, Italy silver, and Australia bronze. In the women’s 400 m freestyle final, Australian Ariane Titmus won the gold medal, American Kathleen Ledecky took silver and Chinese Bingji Lee won bronze.

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In the men’s 100 m breaststroke final, British Adam Peaty won the gold medal, Dutch Arno Cumminga took silver and Italian Nicolo Martinenghi won bronze. The other final, held on Monday morning, on Sunday night in Brazil, was the women’s 100 m butterfly. In this event, Canada’s Margaret McNeil took the gold, Chinese Yufei Zhang took the silver and Australian Emma McCann took the bronze.

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