Vicente de Lima

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Vicente de Lima
Personal information
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1977-06-04) June 4, 1977 (age 36)
Currais Novos
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 10.13 s (São Paulo 2004)

200 m: 20.39 s (Belém 2004)

Vicente Lenílson de Lima (born June 4, 1977) is a Brazilian sprinter specializing in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and the 4×100 metres relay.[1]

De Lima represented Brazil at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The 37.90 seconds were not enough to beat the 37.61 seconds of the United States, but De Lima, Edson Ribeiro, André da Silva and Claudinei da Silva managed to finish before the Cuban team who timed 38.04 seconds. At the 2003 World Championships he and his team mates won the silver medal at the 4x100 metres relay. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 3rd in his heat, just 0.06 after Usain Bolt and 0.02 after Daniel Bailey in a time of 10.26 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he ran slower with 10.31, resulting in a sixth place and elimination for the semi finals.[1] Together with José Carlos Moreira, Sandro Viana and Bruno de Barros he also competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they placed fourth behind Trinidad and Tobago, Japan and the Netherlands. Their time of 39.01 was the seventh out of sixteen participating nations in the first round and they qualified for the final. There they sprinted to a time of 38.24 seconds, the fourth time after the Jamaican, Trinidad and Japanese teams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Vicente Lima, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 26, 2008

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brazil Claudinei da Silva
Brazil's National Champion 100 metres
2000
Succeeded by
Brazil Claudinei da Silva
Brazil Raphael de Oliveira
Preceded by
Brazil Claudinei da Silva
Brazil Raphael de Oliveira
Brazil's National Champion 100 metres
2002
Succeeded by
Brazil Édson Ribeiro
Preceded by
Brazil Édson Ribeiro
Brazil's National Champion 100 metres
2004–2005
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