Poliana Okimoto

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Poliana Okimoto
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Poliana Okimoto (middle) after victory ceremony at the FINA 10K marathon swimming World Cup in Copenhagen, 2009
Personal information
Full name Poliana Okimoto
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1983-03-08) March 8, 1983 (age 31)
São Paulo
Height 1.65 m/5'5"
Weight 61 kg/134 lbs
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club EC Pinheiros

Poliana Okimoto (born March 8, 1983 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian long-distance swimmer and Olympian.[1][2]

She was at the 2002 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Moscow, where she finished 18th in the 800-metre freestyle.[3]

She won the Travessia dos Fortes in 2005.[4]

Okimoto competed in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, in the first appearance of the marathon swimming, where she received the silver medal in the Women's 10K, the first Brazilian medal at this edition.[5][6]

She competed at the 2008 Olympics, where she finished 7th in the Women's 10K race.[7][8]

She also swam at the 2008 Open Water World Championships in Seville, Spain.

In 2009, Okimoto won the marathon swimming World Cup, winning 9 of 11 stages held, becoming the first Brazilian champion of the sport.[9]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, obtained the bronze medal. With that, she broke a 15 years-fast for Brazil in the World Championships, and became the first Brazilian woman to win a medal in the competition's history.[10]

She was considered by the Época magazine, one of the 100 most influential Brazilians in 2009.[11]

She was at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where she finished 20th in the 400-metre freestyle.[12]

In 2010, she broke the short-course Brazilian records of the 800-metre freestyle (8:27.77) [13] and 1500-metre freestyle (16:09.04).[14]

At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Okimoto repeated the 2007 result, and again won the silver.[15]

In the 2012 Olympics in London Okimoto was unable to complete the race due to the water temperature, being disqualified.[16]

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships, in Barcelona, Poliana had a historical participation. She won the silver medal in the Women's 5K race,[17] and, some days later, became the World Champion in the 10K race.[18] Finishing, in the team event, she won the bronze medal with the Brazilian team, along with Samuel de Bona and Allan do Carmo.[19][20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "World Champion Poliana Okimoto reveals phobia: 'I was dying of fear of the sea'". SPORTV. January 24, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Results of the 800-metre freestyle at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 4, 2002. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "World Champion Poliana Okimoto reveals phobia: 'I was dying of fear of the sea'". SPORTV. January 24, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Poliana Okimoto wins silver". Globoesporte. July 14, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  6. ^ "World Champion Poliana Okimoto reveals phobia: 'I was dying of fear of the sea'". SPORTV. January 24, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  7. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "World Champion Poliana Okimoto reveals phobia: 'I was dying of fear of the sea'". SPORTV. January 24, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  9. ^ "World Champion Poliana Okimoto reveals phobia: 'I was dying of fear of the sea'". SPORTV. January 24, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  10. ^ "Okimoto takes bronze and breaks fasting for 15 years for Brazil in World Championships". Globoesporte. July 21, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  11. ^ "Season – NEWS – the 100 most influential Brazilians in 2009". ÉPOCA. December 20, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  12. ^ "Results of the 400-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Records' rain opens the Brazilian Swimming Short Course Championships". CBDA. 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  14. ^ "Jose Finkel Trophy Meet: Kristel Kobrich Sets South American Record". Swimming World Magazine. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  15. ^ "Brazilian Poliana Okimoto bill silver in the marathon swimming". R7. October 22, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  16. ^ "Sports Reference profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Poliana and Ana Marcela lead Brazil to the podium with silver and bronze in the 5km". SPORTV. July 20, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  18. ^ "Poliana and Ana Marcela make history and won the gold and silver medals in the 10km". SPORTV. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  19. ^ "Tireless, Poliana help male duo and invoice bronze by teams". SPORTV. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  20. ^ "Results of the Marathon Swimming Teams at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
Awards
Preceded by
Sheilla Castro
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Hungary Éva Risztov
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent