Tokyo 2020: Brazil swimmers respond to disappointing Rio 2016 with 2 podium finishes

After losing medals in Rio 2016, Brazil bounces back to win two bronze medals in Tokyo.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian swimming ended its participation in the Tokyo Games with two bronze medals, showing that the sport is recovering after the country had no one on the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The disappointing campaign five years ago was the worst since Athens 2004, the last time the country's swimming team went without a medal at the Games.

Aside from Fratus' third-place finish in the 50m freestyle, the most surprising result was that of Fernando Scheffer, who won bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Far from being considered a favorite, he swam in lane . . .

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