Teófilo Ferreira

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Teófilo Ferreira
Personal information
Full name Teófilo Laborne Ferreira
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 41)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Teófilo Laborne Ferreira (born June 2, 1973 in Belo Horizonte) is a former international freestyle swimmer from Brazil. He participated at the 1992 Summer Olympics for his native country. His best result was the 7th place in the men's 4×200-metre freestyle.[1] Ferreira also won three medals at the Pan American Games and four medals at the World Championships.

Teófilo was at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, where he won a gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and a silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[2]

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, he went to the 4×200-metre freestyle final, finishing 7th. Also participated in the 50-metre freestyle, where Ferreira not reached the final.[3]

The Brazilian broke in 1993 two World Records on short course. On July 7, the Brazil team, composed of Fernando Scherer, Teofilo Ferreira, José Carlos Souza and Gustavo Borges broke the world record in 4×100-metre freestyle with a time of 3:13.97, which belonged to Sweden since March 19, 1989: 3:14.00. On December 5, Brazil again beat the record, with the same team, doing 3:12.11.[4] [5] This mark was achieved in 1993 FINA World Swimming Championships, where he won gold in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and bronze in the 4×200-metre freestyle (breaking the South American record with a time of 7:09.38).[6][7] He also finished 14th in the 200-metre freestyle.

At the 1994 World Aquatics Championships, held in September in Rome, Italy, the Brazilian got the bronze in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay. Ferreira also finished 27th in the 200-metre freestyle.[8][9][10]

Teófilo was in 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, where he won a silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[11]

At the 1995 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) done in Rio de Janeiro, he won bronze in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brazil medals at 1991 Pan". UOL. 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "History of Gustavo Borges". Gustavo Borges-Official Site. 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  5. ^ "Cielo is the 13th Brazilian world record holder". Globoesporte. July 30, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  6. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA. March 26, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  7. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) and IIIb (ed 2008). ("HistoFINA" is the story of FINA. Volume III is about the World Short Course Swimming, part "a" has the statistics and the male part "b" of the female.
  8. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA. March 26, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  9. ^ "History of Gustavo Borges". Gustavo Borges-Official Site. 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  10. ^ "Results at 1994 Rome". USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brazil medals at 1995 Pan". UOL. 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  12. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA. March 26, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  13. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) and IIIb (ed 2008). ("HistoFINA" is the story of FINA. Volume III is about the World Short Course Swimming, part "a" has the statistics and the male part "b" of the female.