Allan do Carmo

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Allan do Carmo
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Personal information
Full name Allan Lopes Mamédio do Carmo
National team  Brazil
Born (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 27)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Open water marathon

Allan Lopes Mamédio do Carmo (born 3 August 1989) is a Brazilian swimmer, who specialized in open water marathon.[1] He is considered one of the fastest professional open water swimmers in the world, finishing near the top of FINA World Cup races for the 10 km marathon. He also won a bronze medal for his category at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.[2]

Career[edit]

Do Carmo qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after placing sixth in the 10 km Marathon Swimming Olympic test event at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.[3] He swam in the first-ever Olympic men's 10 km open water marathon, against a field of 24 other competitors, including former pool swimmers Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria and Thomas Lurz of Germany. Do Carmo finished the race in fourteenth place, with a time of 1:52:16.6, approximately twenty-five seconds behind winner Maarten van der Weijden of the Netherlands.[4]

In 2010, do Carmo narrowly missed out of the medal podium, when he finished fourth for the 10 km open water marathon at the Pan Pacific Championships in Long Beach, California, United States, with a time of 1:56:04.67, two minutes behind Canada's Richard Weinberger.[5] On that same year, do Carmo claimed a silver medal in the 5 km, but achieved again a fourth-place finish in the 10 km at the South American Games in Medellín.[6] He also finished 4th in the 10 km marathon.

At the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, do Carmo placed fifth in the 25 km marathon, with a time of 5:11:32.2; however, he displayed a poor performance in the 10 km marathon, when he finished the race farther from the medal podium in fiftieth place in 2:05:42.5.[7] Few months later, do Carmo recovered from a major setback with a seventh-place time of 2:08.28 in the 10 km at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.[8]

In 2012, do Carmo offered another shot for a bid to the Summer Olympics in London by participating at the FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier, held in Setubal, Portugal.[9] He competed against a field of 61 open water swimmers including Stoychev, David Davies of Great Britain, and Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia, who previously won an Olympic gold medal from the pool. Do Carmo, however, failed to qualify for his supposedly second Olympics, after finishing in nineteenth place, with a time of 1:46:38.0.[10][11]

At the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, do Carmo finished seventh in the men's 10 km race.[12][13] Later, in the team event, he won the bronze medal with the Brazilian team, along with Samuel de Bona and Poliana Okimoto.[14][15] He also swam the 25 km race, finishing 5th, reaching 3 seconds behind the race winner.[16][17]

At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, he finished 9th in the 10 km marathon.[18] Three days later, he won the silver medal in the Mixed 5km Team Event.[19] On August 1, he finished 16th in the 25 km marathon.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allan do Carmo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Athlete revives Olympic dream". Canada.com. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Open Water Test Event: Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Fields Set". Swimming World Magazine. 1 June 2008. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Marathon 10km". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pan Pacific Championships: USA Finishes Pan Pacs With A Flourish". Swimming World Magazine. 22 August 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Brazil leads the South American in athletics with 13 gold medals". UOL (in Portuguese). March 24, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Brasileiros decepcionam nos 10km da maratona aquática" [Brazilians disappointed in the 10km marathon swimming] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Heat disrupts and Brazilians get off the podium in the marathon swimming". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 22, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Strong field competes in Setubal (POR) for last Olympic marathon swimming berths". FINA. 8 June 2012. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "London 2012 – Marathon Swimming – FINA Olympic 10km Marathon Swimming Qualifier – Setubal (POR) – Results". FINA. 11 June 2012. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Marathon Swim Qualifier (Men): Mellouli (TUN), also a champion in open water". FINA. 10 June 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Results of the 10 km Marathon Swimming at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ "33 year-ond Greek takes his second World gold at the Men's 10K race; brazilian is 7th". SPORTV (in Portuguese). July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Tireless, Poliana help male duo and invoice bronze by teams". SPORTV (in Portuguese). July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the Marathon Swimming Teams at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 25, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 25 km Marathon Swimming at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Ana Marcela can't win the second title in the 25km and stays out of the podium". UOL (in Portuguese). July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Results of the 10 km marathon at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Results of the Mixed 5km Team at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Results of the 25 km marathon at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Germany Thomas Lurz
FINA Open Water Swimmer of the Year
2014
Succeeded by
United States Jordan Wilimovsky