Henrique Martins Mangles His Best For 48.98 Brazilian Gold In Gwangju 100 Free Fight

Henrique Martins of Brazil

Brazil’s Henrique Martins crashed through the 49 mark for 100m free gold in 48.98 on day 5 of the Universiade in Gwangju; titles for Lu Ying (CHN) and Keiko Fukudome (JPN); Italian record for Andrea Toniato and maiden sub 52 100 fly voyages for Piero Codia (ITA) and Evgeny Koptelov (RUS)

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Brazil’s Henrique Martins crashed through the 49 mark for 100m free gold in 48.98 on day 5 of the Universiade in Gwangju; titles for Lu Ying (CHN) and Keiko Fukudome (JPN); Italian record for Andrea Toniato and maiden sub 52 100 fly voyages for Piero Codia (ITA) and Evgeny Koptelov (RUS)

Comments

aswimfan

Based on the discrepancies of the two performances, Conger seems to have really great relay start, which is not a surprise since he’s a Bolles-Texas product.
The individual swim is a bit disappointing though.

Wez

@aswimfan,

Totally agree with you on that. The stark comparison between his relay and the individual is quite amazing/disappointing.

How much more rest can he get before Kazan? Texas has a great tradition of relay swimming success. My personal favourite being Neil Walker.

Great swim from Martins, Brazil really stepping up to the plate before next years Olympic Games. How much more can he drop? their relay starting to look dangerous.

Such a pity that a dark cloud hangs over a great swimming nation, though, as it almost puts an asterisk on standout performances.

completelyconquered

aswimfan: Conger did not swim club for Bolles. He’s from Maryland, where I believe he swam for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club. Joesph Schooling, the Singapore swimmer, swam for Bolles.

DDias

Martins is a flyer.He is just one more trying to do the transition to earn a relay spot in 4x100free relay(even as an alternate or prelim guy).
I think there is a “relay madness” of guys thinking Brazil can really take a gold home.Until next year, we will see a fight of guys trying to be between the top 6 guys in 100free.

Dee

I think ASF might be confusing Jack Conger & Ryan Murphy in reference to Bolles, CC.

aswimfan

Thanks completelyconquered, I kept thinking these young American speedsters of Dressel, Conger, Murphy and the Singaporean Schooling all actually trained at Bolles.

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