Alexis Márquez

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Alexis Márquez
Personal information
Full name Alexis Márquez Rivas
Nationality  Venezuela
Born (1989-03-25) 25 March 1989 (age 26)
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Club De Tenis Elche

Alexis Márquez Rivas (born March 25, 1989) is a Venezuelan swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events.[1] He currently holds a short course Venezuelan record of 1:59.77 in the 200 m butterfly at the 2011 Copa de España Clubes Segunda Division in Castellón de la Plana, Spain.[2]

Marquez qualified for the men's 200 m butterfly at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:00.89 from the Latin Cup in Serravalle, San Marino.[3][4] He challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including Olympic veterans Vladan Marković of Serbia, James Walsh of the Philippines, and Donny Utomo of Indonesia. Marquez cruised to fifth place by a quarter of a second (0.25) behind South Korea's Yoo Jung-Nam in 2:01.25. Marquez failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed thirty-sixth overall in the preliminary heats.[5]


  1. ^ "Alexis Márquez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "2011 Copa de España Clubes Segunda Division Results" (PDF) (in Spanish). Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Pazos, Juan (25 April 2008). "Alexis Márquez consiguió su cupo a Beijing 2008" [Alexis Marquez got his quota to Beijing 2008] (in Spanish). Los Andes (Mendoza). Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Butterfly" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 37. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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