Bruno Fratus

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Bruno Fratus
Personal information
Full name Bruno Giuseppe Fratus
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1989-06-30) June 30, 1989 (age 26)
Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Esporte Clube Pinheiros

Bruno Giuseppe Fratus (born June 30, 1989[1] in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian swimmer, who placed fourth in 50-metre freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

International career[edit]

2010–12[edit]

At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, USA, Fratus made his first major involvement in an international tournament, finishing 4th in 50-metre freestyle, with a time of 21.93 seconds.[3] He also finished 25th in the 100-metre freestyle.[4]

In the 2011 World Aquatics Championships held in Shanghai, China, Fratus made the fastest time in the semifinals of the 50-metre freestyle: 21.76 seconds. He finished 5th in the final, with a time of 21.96 seconds.[5] At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Fratus won three medals: the gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle and medley relays,[6][7][8] and the silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle.[9]

In April 2012, disputing the Maria Lenk Trophy in Rio de Janeiro, Fratus earned the mark of 21.70 seconds in 50-metre freestyle.[10]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Fratus reached the final of the 50-metre freestyle, earning 4th place with 21.61 seconds, just .02 seconds behind César Cielo, who won the bronze medal with 21.59 seconds.[11]

2013–16[edit]

In May 2013, Fratus underwent surgery to resolve an injury in his right shoulder, which had lasted two years.[12]

Fratus won a gold medal at the 2014 South American Games. In the men's 50 metre freestyle, he broke the competition record with a time of 22.12 in the heats.[13][14] At the 2014 Maria Lenk Trophy, in São Paulo, he won a silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 21.45, losing only to Cielo, who won with a time of 21.39.[15]

At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Fratus won a bronze medal in the Brazilian 4×100-metre freestyle relay, along with João de Lucca, Marcelo Chierighini and Nicolas Oliveira.[16] The next day, he won the gold medal in the 50-metre freestyle, defeating Olympic champions Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian, breaking the Championship record, and beating his personal record with a time of 21.44.[17]

In December 2014, at the Brazilian Open, in Rio de Janeiro, he swam lifetime best in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 48.57,[18] and in the 50-metre freestyle, with a time of 21.41.[19]

In April 2015, he competed the Brazilian Long course Championship (Maria Lenk Trophy) for Esporte Clube Pinheiros. He had a time of 21.74 in the qualifying of the 50 metre freestyle, being by then the second best mark in the 2015 world ranking.[20] He won the 50-metre freestyle final, beating César Cielo with the same time as the qualifying.[21]

In July Fratus competed in the Pan American Games, in Toronto. He won the gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, together with Matheus Santana, João de Lucca and Marcelo Chierighini. The team established a new Pan American Games record with a time of 3:13.66. [22][23][24] Fratus also won the silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle.[25][26][27]

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Fratus finished 4th in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, along with Marcelo Chierighini, Matheus Santana and João de Lucca. César Cielo didn't swam the final - despite being participating in the championship, he was feeling shoulder pain on this day.[28][29][30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Ranking-Page 1" (PDF). FAGO (in Portuguese). December 20, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bruno Fratus". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Cielo gets silver on 50-metre freestyle
  4. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Cielo two times world champion
  6. ^ Heats - Day 7
  7. ^ "Cesar Cielo closes the lid, and Brazil wins the 4×100-metre medley". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 21, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cielo backs to the pool, and leads Brazil in the 4×100-metre freestyle gold". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 16, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Faster in the planet, Cielo flies at the 50-metre freestyle, and pulls "double" with Fratus". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 20, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ Fratus gets best mark of the year and career
  11. ^ Cielo bronze at 50-metre freestyle, Fratus fourth
  12. ^ "Bruno Fratus undergoes shoulder surgery and warrant: 'Brand new'". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). May 11, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle heats at 2014 South American Games" (PDF). 2014 South American Games Official Site. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle finals at 2014 South American Games" (PDF). 2014 South American Games Official Site. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Cesar Cielo Posts Stunning 50 Free at Maria Lenk Trophy Meet (With Race Video Footage)". Swimming World Magazine. April 23, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Brazil won bronze in the 4 × 100 male, and Katie Ledecky hits world record in the 400 free". BestSwimming (in Portuguese). August 23, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Bruno Fratus won the 50 free at the last day of the Pan Pacs". BestSwimming (in Portuguese). August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  18. ^ "BRUNO FRATUS SWIMS LIFETIME BEST IN 100 FREE; DEDEUS BREAKS BRAZILIAN RECORD". Swim Swam. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Victorious end of year to the Brazilian Swimming". CBDA (in Portuguese). December 20, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  20. ^ Fabrício Marques and Lydia Gismondi (2015-04-08). "Fratus supera Cielo nos 50m livre e afirma: “Crescer juntos é o caminho”" [Fratus beats Cielo in the 50-metre freestyle and says: "Developing together is the way"] (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  21. ^ "Thiago Pereira wins Maria Lenk 400 IM for 13th-straight year, Fratus beats Cielo on day 3". swimswam.com. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  22. ^ ""Brazil Defends 400 Free Relay With Pan American Games Mark, Santo Condorelli With World Best in 100 Free"". Swimming World. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  23. ^ "Brazil is gold in the 4x100m freestyle and Thiago Pereira opens count towards record". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  24. ^ "First day of five medals, and two gold medals to Brazil, but the party was Canadian". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Josh Schneider Touches Out Bruno Fratus for 50 Free Title at Pan American Games". Swimming World. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
  26. ^ "Historic day for Brazil women's swimming in the Pan". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Diet works, and Felipe França leads Brazil double in the 100m breaststroke". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Results of the 4x100-metre freestyle at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Brazil doesn't scale Cielo to the 4 x 100 m freestyle final in Kazan". Folha de S~Paulo (in Portuguese). August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  30. ^ "First day of finals in the World Championships". Best Swimmming (in Portuguese). August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.