Fernando Silva (swimmer)

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Fernando Silva
Brazil 4x100 Pan Rio 2007.jpg
Gabriel Mangabeira and Fernando Silva in 4×100-metre medley at 2007 Pan Am Games
Personal information
Full name Fernando Souza da Silva
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1986-04-07) April 7, 1986 (age 28)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club EC Pinheiros

Fernando Souza da Silva (born April 7, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro)[1][2][3] is an Olympic and National Record holding swimmer from Brazil. He swam for Brazil at the 2008 Olympics, as a member of the men's 4×100-metre freestyle relay.[4]

Until 2006, Fernando did not swim 50-metre and 100-metre freestyle. He was a butterfly specialist. As he began to achieve good results in the faster swimming races, became a sprinter and established himself as one of the best in his country.[5]

He was at the 2006 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Shanghai, where he finished 17th in the 200-metre butterfly.[6]

Silva swam at the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, where he finished 14th in the 100-metre butterfly,[7] 17th in the 200-metre butterfly [8] and was disqualified at the 4×100-metre freestyle.[9]

At the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, he won the gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle,[10] beating the South American and Pan American records, with a time of 3:15.90, along with Eduardo Deboni, Nicolas Oliveira and César Cielo [11]

Participating in the 2007 Summer Universiade in Bangkok, Thailand, won the bronze medal at the 100-metre freestyle.[12][13]

Silva was South American Champion in the 100-metre freestyle and the 100-metre butterfly in São Paulo 2008.[14]

He was at the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Manchester, where he reached the 4×100-metre medley final, finishing 6th,[15] and beating the short-course South American Record, with a time of 3:28.88, along with Guilherme Guido, Felipe França e Lucas Salatta.[16] Silva also did the 100-metre freestyle final, finishing 8th[17][18] and the 4×100-metre freestyle final, finishing 8th too,[19] and finished 14th in the 50-metre freestyle.[20]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, participated in the 4×100-metre freestyle, where the Brazilian team was disqualified.[21][22]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, held in Rome, Silva ranked fourth in the 4×100-metre freestyle, along with Nicolas Oliveira, Guilherme Roth and César Cielo, with a time of 3:10.80, new South American record.[23]

He was at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where he finished 25th in the 50-metre freestyle,[24] 30th in the 100-metre butterfly,[25] and 49th in the 100-metre freestyle.[26]

Results[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "UOL profile". UOL (in Portuguese). 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Silva's bio/results page at the Wayback Machine (archived September 18, 2008) from the 2008 Olympics website; retrieved 2009-07-24.
  4. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brazilian Team-Fernando Silva profile". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 1, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 9, 2006. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 100-metre butterfly at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 17, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fernando Silva gives bronze to Brazil". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 11, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "4×100-metre freestyle relay is gold". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fernando Silva gives bronze to Brazil". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 11, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Brazilian Team-Fernando Silva profile". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 1, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Brazilian Team-Fernando Silva profile". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 1, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 13, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  16. ^ "New South American record in medley". CBDA (in Portuguese). April 13, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Brazilian Team-Fernando Silva profile". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 1, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 13, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 8, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 10, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  22. ^ "UOL profile". UOL (in Portuguese). 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Cielo shines in opening relay". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 26, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 21, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Results of the 100-metre butterfly at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013.