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During the 26th edition of the race, Francisco Santos covered the distance in 1,57.06 minutes, lowering 44 hundredths to the Olympic minimum and setting a new national record.
In March, he had already managed to impose the best Portuguese mark ever, then in Coimbra, with 1,58.22, and improved his record, increasing the Portuguese swimming pool to seven.
In addition to Francisco Santos, Gabriel Lopes and Alexis Santos, in the 200 meters styles, José Paulo Lopes, in the 800 freestyles, Tamila Holub, in the 800 and 1,500 freestyles, Diana Durães, in the 1,500 freestyles, and Ana Catarina Monteiro, in the 200 moth.
The Tokyo2020 Olympic Games take place from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021.