Leonardo de Deus

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Leonardo de Deus
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Gomes de Deus
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1991-01-18) January 18, 1991 (age 24)
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle

Leonardo Gomes de Deus (born January 18, 1991 in Campo Grande) is a Brazilian swimmer.[1]

International career[edit]

2010–12[edit]

In 2010, Deus joined the Brazilian national delegation and participated in the 2010 South American Games in Medellin. He won two gold medals, in the 200-metre backstroke [2] and in the 200-metre butterfly,[3] and a silver in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

He competed in the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where he finished 9th in the 200-metre butterfly,[4] and 11th in the 200-metre backstroke.[5]

He also participated in the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Dubai, where he finished 28th in the 100-metre backstroke [6] and 15th in the 200-metre butterfly.[7]

He qualified for the semifinals of the 200-metre butterfly with the second fastest time (1:55.55) at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, finishing 13th in the semifinal. [8][9][10] He also qualified for semifinals of the 200-metre backstroke, finishing 15th.[11]

Deus was at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, where he was crowned champion of the 200-metre butterfly, after a controversy involving alleged irregular sponsorship in the cap used in the final. Leonardo was disqualified after the game, but after protests from fans and the athletes themselves, the gold medal was returned to him.[12] He also won silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[13]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he qualified for the semifinal of the Men's 200-metre backstroke, finishing in 16th place overall in the heats, and seventh in his semifinal, failing to qualify for the final. He finished 13th in the 200-metre backstroke. He also came in 21st place in the 200-metre butterfly.[14]

2013–current[edit]

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Deus finished in 7th place of his first classification to a World Championship final, the 200-metre butterfly final, with a time of 1:56.06.[15] He participated in the 200-metre backstroke, finishing 12th.[16] He also participated in the 4×100-metre medley, finishing 12th, along with Marcelo Chierighini, Felipe Lima and Nicholas Santos.[17]

At the 2014 South American Games in Santiago, Chile, he won two gold medals in the 200-metre butterfly and 200-metre backstroke, breaking the competition record in both races.[18]

At the 2014 Maria Lenk Trophy in São Paulo, Deus broke the Brazilian record in 400-metre freestyle with a time of 3:50.90, improving Armando Negreiros's time from 1997 by twenty-eight hundredths of a second.[19] In May 2014, at the Brazilian Junior and Senior Swimming Championships, he broke the Brazilian record again with a time of 3:50.71.[20]

At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, he won a silver medal in the 200-metre butterfly, with a time of 1:55.28.[21] He also finished 6th in the 200-metre backstroke and 12th in the 400-metre freestyle heats.[22]

At the Brazilian Open, in Rio de Janeiro, he broke, for the third time, the Brazilian record in the 400-metre freestyle, with a time of 3:50.37.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leonardo Deus". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leonardo beats Thiago Pereira in Medellín; Brazil takes 8 golds". UOL (in Portuguese). March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brazilian beats record of South American Games in the 200-metre butterfly". UOL (in Portuguese). March 27, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 100-metre backstroke heats at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly heats at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 19, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brazilian Leonardo de Deus classifies in 2nd in the 200-metre butterfly at the World Championships". UOL (in Portuguese). July 26, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 26, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Xangai Results". CBDA (in Portuguese). July 31, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lochte advances to the final of the 200-metre backstroke at first; Leo de Deus is outside". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 28, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Leo de Deus wins 200-metre butterfly, is disqualified but recovers gold". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 17, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Thiago dominates the 200-metre individual medley, and equals himself to Hoyama as the greatest in Pans". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 19, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Felipe Lima makes a poor start, and João Júnior forward to the decision of the 50-metre breaststroke". SPORTV (in Portuguese). July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 1, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Leo de Deus data". Santiago 2014 Official Site. 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Leo de Deus 2014 x Armando Negreiros 2007: analysis of 400 free record". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  20. ^ "For the third time in 15 days, Matheus Santana Breaks Junior world record". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Leo de Deus conquers silver at Pan Pac in Australia". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Fratus won gold in the 50m freestyle with the Pan-Pacific record". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Champion in Doha, Etiene tries to dribble fatigue and problems with plate". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.