Nicholas Santos

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Nicholas Santos
Cielo NicholasSantos Pan2007.jpg
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Araújo Dias dos Santos
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1980-02-14) February 14, 1980 (age 34)
Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.91 m
Weight 87 kg
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club EC Pinheiros

Nicholas Araújo Dias dos Santos (born February 2, 1980 in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian freestyle swimmer who specializes in sprint events. Nicholas swims for Esporte Clube Pinheiros. He swam the 50-metre freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

International career[edit]

2001-2004[edit]

His first participation in the World Championships, was in the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, in Fukuoka, where he finished 30th in the 50-metre freestyle.[2][3]

In November 17, he broke the short-course South American record of the 50-metre butterfly, with a time of 23.82 seconds.[4]

At the 2002 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Moscow, Nicholas finished 23rd in the 50-metre freestyle,[5] and 13th in the 50-metre butterfly.[6]

He swam at the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, where he finished 9th in the 50-metre freestyle.[7]

Participating in the 2003 World Aquatics Championships, in Barcelona, Nicholas finished 40th in the 50-metre butterfly.[8]

On September 10, 2004, Santos broke the short-course South American record of the 50-metre freestyle, with a time of 21.32 seconds, coming close to beat the World Record, that belonged to Frédérick Bousquet, with 21.10 seconds.[9]

At the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Indianapolis, Nicholas Santos won the silver medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle,[10] and bronze in the 50-metre freestyle.[11] also participated in the 50-metre butterfly, where he suffered disqualification [12] and the 100-metre freestyle, where he was in the final, placing 8th.[13]

2005-2008[edit]

At the 2005 Summer Universiade, Nicholas won a bronze medal in the 50-metre freestyle and in the 50-metre butterfly.[14]

Santos swam at the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, where he finished 10th in the 50-metre freestyle.[15]

At the 2007 Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, became champion in 4×100-metre freestyle, with a new Pan American record made by Brazil's team: 3:15.90,[16] and was also a silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle, with a time of 22.18 seconds.[17]

Nicholas competed in the 2007 Summer Universiade, where he won a gold medal in the 50-metre freestyle, and silver in the 50-metre butterfly.[18] He broke the competition record in the 50-metre freestyle, with a time of 22.12 seconds [19]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

Participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 50-metre freestyle, where he reached the semifinals, finishing in 16th position.[20]

2009-2012[edit]

In May 10, 2009, he broke the South American record in the 4×100-metre freestyle, with a time of 3:14.45, along with Nicolas Oliveira, César Cielo and Fernando Silva.[21]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, in Rome, qualified in the 50-metre butterfly finals, finishing in 5th place.[22] Also reached the semifinals of the 50-metre freestyle, where he did the time of 21.69 seconds, and finished in 10th place.[23] On September 2, 2009, at the end of Jose Finkel Trophy, won the event with a time of 21.55 seconds, lowering his personal best.[24]

In September 4, 2009, he broke the Americas record of the 50-metre butterfly, with a time of 22.87 seconds. This record was broken by César Cielo just three years later, with a time of 22.76 seconds. [25][26]

In November 15, 2009, in short pool (25m), completed the 50-metre freestyle in 20.90 seconds, and became the first South American to swim the distance under 21 seconds. He shared with César Cielo the short-course South American record in the 50-metre freestyle, 21.32 seconds. He established the time in 2004, and Cielo in 2008.[27]

He was champion of the 2009 FINA Swimming World Cup at the Singapore step, in November 2009, beating the Olympic Champion Roland Schoeman in the finals of both the 50-metre butterfly as the 50-metre freestyle.[28][29] At this World Cup, he broke the South American record of the 50-metre butterfly with a time of 22.17 seconds at Berlin and 22.16 seconds at Singapore, and the South American record of the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 20.74 seconds in Berlin.[30]

In August 2010, at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, in Irvine, California, USA, Nicholas earned the silver medal in 50-metre butterfly.[31] He also finished 13th in the 50-metre freestyle. [32]

In December 2010, at the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Dubai, Nicholas Santos, along with César Cielo, Marcelo Chierighini and Nicolas Oliveira, won the bronze in the 4×100-metre freestyle with a time of 3:05.74, South American record, leaving behind the U.S. team.[33] Nicholas also got the 13th place in the 50-metre freestyle [34] and 4th place in the 50-metre butterfly.[35]

At the 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Nicholas won the gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle.[36]

In April 2012, he improved his personal best of 50-metre butterfly to 22.79 seconds. [25]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Participated in 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in the 4×100-metre freestyle, where he finished in 9th place.[37]

2012-2016[edit]

In December 2012, already 32 years old, Nicholas Santos attended the 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Istanbul, and won the gold medal in the 50-metre butterfly with a time of 22.22 seconds, beating the Championship record.[38]

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Santos classified to the 50-metre butterfly final in the first place, with a time of 22.81 seconds.[39] In the final, he worsened his time to 23.21 seconds, finishing in 4th place. [40] [41] In the 4×100-metre medley, he finished 12th, along with Leonardo de Deus, Felipe Lima and Marcelo Chierighini.[42]

Records[edit]

Nicholas Santos is the current holder, or former holder, of the following records:[43]

Long Course (50 meters):

  • Former Americas record holder of the 50m butterfly: 22.87, time obtained on September 4, 2009
  • Former South American record holder of the 4x100m freestyle: 3:14.15, time obtained on May 10, 2009, along with Nicolas Oliveira, Fernando Silva and César Cielo

Short course (25 meters):

  • Former South American record holder of the 50m freestyle: 20.74, time obtained on November 15, 2009
  • South American record holder of the 50m butterfly: 22.16, time obtained on November 21, 2009
  • South American record holder of the 4x100m freestyle: 3:05.74, time obtained on December 15, 2010, along with Nicolas Oliveira, Marcelo Chierighini and César Cielo

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sa/nicholas-santos-1.html at Sports Reference
  2. ^ FINA: 9th World Championships: Men, 50m Freestyle
  3. ^ 9th FINA World Swimming Championships:Heats Results Sunday July 22 - Swimming Day 1
  4. ^ "Final Results". CBDA. November 16, 2001. Retrieved May 11, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 4, 2002. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 5, 2002. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bruno Bonfim closes as the 12th athlete with index". CBDA. August 29, 2002. Retrieved April 19, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  8. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2003 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 20, 2003. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "South American record of Brazil will be approved by FINA". UOL. September 15, 2004. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  10. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 7, 2004. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 9, 2004. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 9, 2004. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 11, 2004. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nicholas Santos is bronze at 50-metre freestyle". Globoesporte. August 17, 2005. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  15. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  16. ^ "4×100-metre freestyle relay is gold". Globoesporte. July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  17. ^ "Party and golds close historical participation". Globoesporte. July 22, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  18. ^ "Nicholas Santos is gold at Universiade". Globoesporte. August 14, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  19. ^ "Swimming - Records broken by event". International Federation of University Sports (FISU). August 14, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Elite troop, green and yellow". CBDA. May 10, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  22. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 27, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Nicholas wins with championship record". Globoesporte. September 2, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  25. ^ a b "Emotion, records and more positions on top of the world rankings". CBDA. April 27, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  26. ^ "Continental records". USA Swimming. August 19, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Brazil has 22 of the 23 records of male continent". CBDA. November 15, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  28. ^ "Guido and Nicholas surprise and win in Singapore". Globoesporte. November 21, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  29. ^ "Nicholas takes another gold, and closes the Brazil World Cup with 27 medals". Globoesporte. November 22, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  30. ^ "Two gold medals and a bronze in Singapore". CBDA. November 21, 2009. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  31. ^ "With a new cap, Cielo bills gold, and pulls double in the 50-metre butterfly". Globoesporte. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  32. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle finals at 2010 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 21, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Led by Cielo, Brazil's 4×100-metre freestyle is bronze in Dubai". Globoesporte. December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  34. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 16, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 18, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  36. ^ "With a new pan-american record, Brazil takes gold in 4×100-metre freestyle". Terra. October 16, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  37. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  38. ^ "Nicholas Santos is champion in 50-metre butterfly at the World Swimming Championships". Globoesporte. December 15, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  39. ^ "Nicholas and Cielo rehearse a double, and go to the 50-metre butterfly final". SPORTV. July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  40. ^ "Sovereign, Cielo takes 50-metre butterfly and conquer the world championship for the second time". SPORTV. July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  41. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  42. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Men's Swimming Records". CBDA. 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013.  (Portuguese)