Bruno Fratus is defeated in the tie-break and is out of the 50 freestyle final of the World of Swimming

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Brazilian swimmer Bruno Fratus, bronze medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, failed to advance to the 50m freestyle final at the World Aquatics Championships, held in Budapest, Hungary. In the first race Bruno drew with the French Maxime Grousset in eighth place and, in the repechage, he was defeated.

The first time he went on the water during the day, the Brazilian set a time of 21.83, not enough to directly qualify him for the final of the competition. In the repechage, against Grousset, Fratus did well, with an excellent time of 21s62, however, once again insufficient against the opponent’s 21s59, who took the spot.

According to the rules of the World Swimming Championships, two semifinals are played with eight swimmers each. At the end of the two races a general classification is drawn up and, from it, the first eight places emerge that will compete for the decision of the tournament.

“It happened, high performance sport is that. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, today it’s my turn to lose. It was very different from what I expected. That 21st was very bitter. But enough. Now it’s back home. and train “, said Bruno Fratus in an interview with sportv.

Source: Terra

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