|Full name||Bruno Giuseppe Fratus|
June 30, 1989 |
Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||80 kg (180 lb)|
|Club||Esporte Clube Pinheiros|
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. He also finished 25th in the 100-metre freestyle.
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. At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Fratus won three medals: the gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle and medley relays, and the silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle.
In April 2012, disputing the Maria Lenk Trophy in Rio de Janeiro, Fratus earned the mark of 21.70 seconds in 50-metre freestyle.
2012 Summer Olympics
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.
In May 2013, Fratus underwent surgery to resolve an injury in his right shoulder, which had lasted two years.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. He won the 50-metre freestyle final, beating César Cielo with the same time as the qualifying.
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.  Fratus also won the silver medal in the 50-metre freestyle.
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.
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- Cielo two times world champion
- Heats - Day 7
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- Fratus gets best mark of the year and career
- Cielo bronze at 50-metre freestyle, Fratus fourth
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