Gabrielle Rose (swimmer)

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Gabrielle Rose
Personal information
Full name Gabrielle Elaine Franco Rose
Nationality  United States
Born (1977-11-01) November 1, 1977 (age 36)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, freestyle, individual medley
College team Stanford University

Gabrielle Elaine Franco Rose (born November 1, 1977) is a Brazilian-American former competition swimmer who participated in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.

Rose, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, competed for Brazil at the 1995 Pan American Games and 1996 Summer Olympics, but later represented the United States starting at the 1999 Pan American Games. Rose attended St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, and graduated in 1995. She then attended Stanford University, where she swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team. She graduated from Stanford in March 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies, and in 2009 with a master of business administration degree. She now trains in Berkeley, California.

She is the daughter of former Holiday Inn CEO, Mike Rose, and his wife Regina Rose.

International career[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Rose finished 14th in the 100-metre butterfly, 22nd in the 200-metre individual medley, and 23rd in the 100-metre freestyle.[1]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Rose finished 7th in the 200-metre individual medley final.[1]

World Championships[edit]

At the 1995 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Rio de Janeiro, she finished 4th in the 200-metre individual medley, with a time of 2:12.64; 6th in the 4×100-metre medley, with a time of 4:12.76;[2] 6th in the 4×100-metre freestyle, along with Paula Aguiar, Lúcia Santos and Raquel Takaya, breaking the South American record, with a time of 3:45.87; and 8th in the 100-metre butterfly, with a time of 1:00.34, new South American record.[3] In the 100-metre freestyle heats, she broke the South American record, with a time of 56.13 seconds.[4]

At the 2002 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Moscow, Rose won three silver medals in the 100-metre individual medley,[5] 200-metre individual medley,[6] and 4×200-metre freestyle.[7]

Pan American Games[edit]

At the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Rose won a silver medal in the 100-metre butterfly, and two bronze medals in the 4×100-metre freestyle and medley relays.[8] She also finished 5th in the 100-metre freestyle, and 6th in the 200-metre individual medley.[9]

At the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, she finished 4th in the 200-metre individual medley.[10]

Records[edit]

Rose is a former Brazilian record holder of the 100-metre freestyle, 100-metre butterfly, 100-metre breaststroke and 200-metre individual medley. The 100-metre breaststroke record was overcome by Patrícia Comini. The 200-metre individual medley records were beaten by Joanna Maranhão in long and short pools.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ O GLOBO News Archive - December 4, 1995, Morning, Sports, page 5
  3. ^ O GLOBO News Archive - December 3, 1995, Morning, Sports, page 73
  4. ^ O GLOBO News Archive - December 1, 1995, Morning, Sports, page 30
  5. ^ "Results of the 100m medley at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 5, 2002. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 200-metre individual medley at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 6, 2002. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 3, 2002. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brazil medals at 1995 Pan". UOL. 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  9. ^ "Results at 1995 Pan". USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results at 1999 Pan". USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The end of the Rose Era". Best Swimming. May 25, 2006. Retrieved July 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)