André Teixeira

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
André Teixeira
Personal information
Full name André Luiz Castro Teixeira
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1974-04-24) April 24, 1974 (age 43)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Freestyle

André Luiz Castro Teixeira (born April 24, 1974 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former international butterfly and freestyle swimmer from Brazil. He participated in two consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992. His best result was in Atlanta, Georgia where he got the 10th place in the men's 4×200-metre freestyle.[1]

At the 1992 Summer Olympics, in Barcelona, Teixeira finished 19th in the 200-metre butterfly.[2]

Teixeira participated at the 1993 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Palma de Mallorca, where he finished 6th in the 200-metre butterfly,[3][4] breaking the South American record, with a time of 1:57.06. He also finished 10th in the 100-metre butterfly.

At the 1994 World Aquatics Championships, held in September in Rome, Italy, the Brazilian got the bronze in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and finished 20th in the 100-metre butterfly.[5][6]

Teixeira swam at the 1995 Pan American Games held in March in Argentina, where he won a silver medal in the 4×100-metre medley, and a bronze medal in the 200-metre butterfly.[7]

At the 1996 Summer Olympics, in Atlanta, Teixeira finished 10th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, and 32nd in the 100-metre butterfly.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Results
  4. ^ swimrankings[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Results at 1994 Rome" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA (in Portuguese). March 26, 2006. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Brazil medals at 1995 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013.