Gabriella Silva

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Gabriella Silva
Personal information
Full name Gabriella Machado e Silva
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1988-12-13) December 13, 1988 (age 28)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club EC Pinheiros

Gabriella Machado e Silva (born December 12, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian butterfly swimmer and Olympian.[1] As of October 2008, she was the South American and Brazilian record holder in the long-course 100-metre butterfly.

At the 2007 Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Gabriella won the bronze medal in the 100-metre butterfly.[2] She also won bronze in the 4×100-metre medley [3][4] by participate in heats,[5] but, subsequently, this result was impeached due to Rebeca Gusmao's doping.

Gabriella competed at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where she finished 7th in the Women's 100-metre butterfly, and was a member of Brazil's women's 4×100-metre medley Relay which finished 10th.[6]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, Gabriella Silva finished in 5th place in the 100-metre butterfly, getting the best placement of a Brazilian woman in the World Championships.[7] She was also a finalist in the 4×100-metre medley, finishing in 8th place[8] and finished 13th place in the 50-metre butterfly.[9]

She was at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where she finished 5th in the 50-metre butterfly,[10] and 15th in the 100-metre butterfly.[11]

At the 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Gabriella finished 10th in the 100-metre butterfly, not going to the final.[12]

Early Retirement[edit]

After the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, she did two operations on her shoulders to fix a "looseness in the joint capsule of the left shoulder" (congenital), and never managed to get good results as before. So, in January 2013, at age 24, defeated by the pains and injuries, she announced her retirement.[13][14]

Records[edit]

Long course (50 meters)
  • Former South American record holder at 50m butterfly: 26.02, obtained on July 31, 2009
  • South American record holder at 100m butterfly: 56.94, obtained on July 27, 2009
  • South American record holder at 4 × 100 m medley: 3:58.49 obtained on August 1, 2009 with Fabiola Molina, Carolina Mussi and Tatiana Lemos
Short course (25 meters)
  • Former South American record holder at 100m butterfly: 58.75, obtained on November 15, 2008
  • South American record holder at 50m butterfly: 25.93 obtained on September 12, 2010

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile at Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 2012. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gabriella won the bronze". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 18, 2007. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "UOL profile". UOL (in Portuguese). 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Party and golds close historical participation". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 22, 2007. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nicholas makes Olympic index, and broke Xuxa's Pan American record". CBDA (in Portuguese). July 20, 2007. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Profile at Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 2012. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Led by Cielo, Brazil say goodbye to Rome after making history in the water". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). August 2, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. August 1, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results of the 50-metre butterfly at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Results of the 100-metre butterfly at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Even without time on the scoreboard, Daynara goes to the 100-metre butterfly final". R7 (in Portuguese). October 15, 2011. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ esportes.r7.com/ Brazilian swimming's muse, Gabriella reports routine of pain, and exchange sport for medicine
  14. ^ swimbrasil.com.br/ Retirement: Gabriella Silva