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Deus sets world’s fastest 200m butterfly time of year

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Rio de Janeiro, April 10:

Swimmer Leonardo de Deus has recorded the world’s fastest 200m butterfly time of the year to take gold at the Brazilian Championships here.

Pic Courtesy: www.zimbio.com
Pic Courtesy: www.zimbio.com

The 24-year-old clocked one minute and 55.19 seconds to finish ahead of Kaio Marcio (1:56.99) and Marcos Ferrari (1:58.66) at the Fluminense pool on Thursday, reports Xinhua.

The time eclipsed the previous 2015 best of 1:55.39 set by Denmark’s Viktor Bromer in March.

“To get this time less than a year and a half before the Olympics gives me a lot of motivation,” Deus said.

Thursday’s performance guarantees Deus a berth in the event at August’s World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

He is also due to contest the 400m freestyle and 200m breastroke in Rio this week. (IANS)