Nicolas Oliveira

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Nicolas Oliveira
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Nilo César de Oliveira
Nickname(s) Nilo
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1987-08-04) August 4, 1987 (age 27)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Nicolas Nilo César de Oliveira (born August 4, 1987 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a Brazilian freestyle swimmer. He specializes in sprint events.[1]

International career[edit]

2006–2008[edit]

Oliveira swam at the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, where he finished 6th in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle,[2] 14th in the 100-metre freestyle,[3] 25th in the 200-metre freestyle,[4] and was disqualified at the 4 × 100-metre freestyle.[5]

His first appearance in World Championships, was at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships held in Melbourne, where he helped the 4 × 100-metre and 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Nilo earned 46th place in the 50-metre freestyle,[6] 26th in the 100-metre freestyle,[7] 17th in 200-metre freestyle,[8] 8th in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle,[9] and 11th in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle.[10]

At the 2007 Pan American Games, Nilo won the gold medal in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay[11] and in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle.[12] He also ranked fourth in the 200-metre freestyle.[13]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he participated in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay (where he was disqualified), 4 × 200-metre freestyle (16th place), and 4 × 100-metre medley (14th place).[1]

2009–2012[edit]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, along with César Cielo, Guilherme Roth, and Fernando Silva, he finished 4th in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay;[14] with Thiago Pereira, Rodrigo Castro, and Lucas Salatta, he got the 10th place in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle.[15] He was also in the 100-metre freestyle finals, placing 8th,[16] and finished in 18th place in the 200-metre freestyle.[17]

He was at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where he finished 5th in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle,[18] 12th in the 100-metre freestyle,[19] and 22nd in the 200-metre freestyle.[20]

At the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) held in Dubai, the Brazilian national team, composed of César Cielo, Nicholas Santos, Marcelo Chierighini, and Nicolas Oliveira, won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 3:05.74 (South American record), with Brazil leaving behind the American team.[21] He also won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100-metre medley race, by participating at heats.[22][23]

Participating in the 2011 World Aquatics Championships held in Shanghai, Nilo finished 13th in the 200-metre freestyle,[24] 9th in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle,[25] and 14th in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle.[26]

He was in 2011 Summer Universiade, where he won the silver medal in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle.[27]

At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Nilo won the gold medal in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay[28] and silver in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle.[29] He also came in ninth place in the 200-metre freestyle.[30]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Nilo finished 9th in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle and 24th in the 100-metre freestyle.[1]

2012–2016[edit]

Frustration with the result in England (24th in the 100-metre freestyle) made the Brazilian withdraw from pools for six months. Oliveira went through a difficult process to rebuild, but he returned to compete.[31]

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, he finished seventh in the 4 ×100-metre freestyle, along with Fernando Santos, Marcelo Chierighini, and Vinícius Waked.[32][33] In the 200-metre freestyle, Oliveira classified to the semifinals with the best time of his life without super suits, 1:46.99.[31] In the semifinals, he swam a half second above the qualification time, finishing 11th.[34] He also finished 11th in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle, along with João de Lucca, Fernando Santos, and Vinícius Waked.[35]

At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Oliveira won a bronze medal in the Brazilian 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay, along with João de Lucca, Marcelo Chierighini, and Bruno Fratus.[36] He also finished 5th in the 100-metre freestyle, 6th in the 200-metre freestyle, and 17th in the 50-metre freestyle. [37]

Records[edit]

Nicolas Oliveira is the current holder, or former holder, of the following records:[38]

Long course (50 m):

  • Former South American record holder of the 200-metre freestyle: 1:46.90, time obtained on May 6, 2009
  • South American record holder of the 4 × 100-metre freestyle: 3:10.80, time obtained on July 26, 2009, along with Guilherme Roth, Fernando Silva, and César Cielo
  • South American record holder of the 4 × 200-metre freestyle: 7:09.71, time obtained on July 31, 2009, along with Thiago Pereira, Rodrigo Castro, and Lucas Salatta

Short course (25 m):

  • Former South American record holder of the 100-metre freestyle: 46.30, time obtained on November 14, 2009
  • Former South American record holder of the 200-metre freestyle: 1:42.01, time obtained on November 15, 2009
  • South American record holder of the 4 × 100-metre freestyle: 3:05.74, time obtained on December 15, 2010, along with Nicholas Santos, Marcelo Chierighini, and César Cielo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 17, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 30, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 28, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 26, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 25, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 30, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "A show relay". CBDA (in Portuguese). July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "4×200-metre freestyle relay wins gold". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 17, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Two more golds and consecration for Thiago". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 26, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 30, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 27, 2009. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Brazil is bronze in the 4×100-metre freestyle at Dubai". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley heats at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 19, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Brazilian Quartet is bronze". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). December 19, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Results of 200-metre freestyle at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 25, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Results of 4×100-metre freestyle at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 24, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Results of 4×200-metre freestyle at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 29, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Brazil back with 3 university medals". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 25, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Cielo backs to the pool, and leads Brazil in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay gold". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 16, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Brazil takes silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay at the Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). October 20, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  30. ^ "André Schultz goes to the 200-metre freestyle final; Nicolas Oliveira disappoints". Terra (in Portuguese). October 18, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  31. ^ a b "Ahead of Lochte, Nicolas Oliveira goes to semis after 6 months out of the pool". SPORTV (in Portuguese). July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Nicholas and Cielo rehearse a double, and go to the 50-metre butterfly final". SPORTV (in Portuguese). July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 2, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Brazil won bronze in the 4 × 100 male, and Katie Ledecky hits world record in the 400 free". BestSwimming (in Portuguese). August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  37. ^ "Fratus won gold in the 50m freestyle with the Pan-Pacific record". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Men's Swimming Records". CBDA (in Portuguese). 2013. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 

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