Felipe Muñoz

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Felipe Muñoz
Felipe Muñoz 1969 Paraguayan stamp.jpg
Felipe Muñoz on a 1969 Paraguayan stamp
Personal information
Full name Felipe Muñoz Kapamas
Nickname(s) Tibio
Nationality  Mexico
Born (1951-02-03) February 3, 1951 (age 63)
Mexico City, Mexico
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Muñoz and the second or maternal family name is Kapamas.

Felipe Muñoz Kapamas (born February 3, 1951)[1] is a retired breaststroke swimmer from Mexico. He competed at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in the 200 m event in 1968. Since 2008, he is the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee.[2]

Muñoz is of Greek descent on his mother's side.[3]

His nickname is "el tibio", which means "lukewarm" in Spanish. It was coined because Felipe's father is from Aguascalientes, meaning "hot waters", and his mother is from the town of Río Frío (Estado de Mexico), meaning "cold river". He also had the odd habit of refusing to swim in an unheated pool.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felipe Muñoz. sports-reference.com.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Comité Olímpico Mexicano website (subpage Estructura Orgánica) listing Muñoz as the current president of the Mexican Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Le salen parientes griegos a Felipe 'Tibio' Muñoz Kapamas, published by El Siglo de Torreón on 2004-08-24; retrieved 2010-07-08.