Anlloyd Samuel

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Anlloyd Samuel
Personal information
Full name Anlloyd Samuel
National team  Palau
Born (1980-10-31)31 October 1980
Died 15 November 2010(2010-11-15) (aged 30)
Koror, Palau
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Anlloyd Samuel (October 31, 1980 – November 15, 2010) was a Palauan former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He became the first ever swimmer in history to represent Palau on the nation's official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Samuel competed only in the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He received a ticket from FINA, under a Universality program, in an entry time of 27.23, a Palauan record.[3][4] He challenged six other swimmers in heat one, including 16-year-olds Wael Ghassan of Qatar and Hassan Mubah of the Maldives. Entering the race with a fastest-seeded time, Samuel faded down the stretch to take a third spot in 27.24, a small fraction below his lifetime best and an entry standard. Samuel failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed seventy-first overall out of 80 swimmers in the prelims.[5][6]

After his only Olympic stint, Samuel worked as a dive master and boat operator for Sam's Tour in Koror. On November 15, 2010, he was found unconscious in his car at Echang Dock. According to reports, he was brought to the hospital where doctors were unable to resuscitate him. The reason for his death was still unknown.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anlloyd Samuel". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Gloster, Rob (5 September 2000). "Olympic swimmer from Palau takes on eight-year-olds". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Minnow Samuel takes to water". BBC News. 15 September 2000. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 103. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results from the Summer Olympics – Swimming (Men's 50m Freestyle)". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Oceania Television Network Headlines: Well-known Palauan swimmer passes away". Oceania Television Network. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2013.