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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Viviane Jungblut Wins Maria Lenk 400

Information courtesy of Swimming World Magazine.

Open water swimmer Viviane Jungblut won the 400m freestyle in a time of 4:12.47 at the Campeonato Brasileiro Absoluto – Troféu Maria Lenk 2018.

Maria Lenk holds a special place in the annuals of Brazilian, pool and masters swimming. After an illustrious career where she set 2 world records, Lenk focused on masters swimming.

Lenk swam 1½ kilometers every day into her 90s until the day of her death when she was training in the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo pool and suffered a cardiac arrest. She was taken to the hospital and died at the age of 92. The day after her death, the Campeonato Brasileiro Absoluto was renamed in her honor.

Jungblut will represent Brazil at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships and the 2018 South American Swimming Championships where Ana Marcela Cunha will join her in competing in the 10 km race in Tateyama City on August 14th along the Tateyama Hojo Coast.

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