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Bruno Fratos qualifies for the 50m freestyle final

Bruno Fratos qualifies for the 50m freestyle final

Bruno Fratos in the 50m freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics. At the end of this Friday night (from Brazil), the time is 21s60. The Brazilian entered the water at the Tokyo Aquatics Center in the first semi-final and had the second best time, after Olympic champion Florent Manaudou (21s53). After the second series, with gold favorite Caeleb Dressel (21s42), the Brazilian brand became the third best brand overall, ensuring his qualification with ease. The final will be played on Saturday (31st), at 22:30 (GMT).

In the race, Bruno competed at the top with Manudo to the finish and without being threatened by other swimmers. He improved his time in qualifying – when he swam in 21s67 and had the fourth fastest time overall.

Bruno Fratos is the main name of Brazilian swimming in Tokyo and is trying to join Fernando Scheffer, who won bronze in the 200m freestyle, to fulfill his Olympic dream. This is the third Olympic Games for the athlete, who hit the crossbar in London, taking fourth place, and in Rio, when he finished sixth.

After a score below in 2016, Fratos is back on top and doing well in the World Cup finals, winning two silver titles (2017 and 2019), giving the 32-year-old Brazilian a medal feud in Tokyo.

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