Henrique Barbosa

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Henrique Barbosa
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Personal information
Full name Henrique Ribeiro Marques Barbosa
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1984-07-05) July 5, 1984 (age 33)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke

Henrique Ribeiro Marques Barbosa (born July 5, 1984 in Belo Horizonte) is an international swimmer from Brazil.[1][2]

He has a degree in International relations from the University of California, Berkeley. Inn 2008 Henrique Barbosa was living in Florida, dedicated solely to swimming. Shared a house with three other swimmers, as a member of "The Race Club", running club created by American Olympic champion Gary Hall Jr.[3] In the Esporte Clube Pinheiros since 2007, he has gone through teams like Flamengo and Minas.[4][clarification needed]

Early years[edit]

At 8 years old, he practiced judo and volleyball, besides swimming, and just devoted himself exclusively to swim at age 12. At 15, he won his first podium in Brazil Trophy.[5]

International career[edit]

At 18 years old, at the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Yokohama, Barbosa finished 5th in the 4×100-metre medley, 9th in the 100-metre breaststroke, and 12th in the 200-metre breaststroke.[6]

In the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, finishing 35th in the 100-metre breaststroke.[7] He participated at the 2003 Pan American Games, in Santo Domingo, where he finished 5th in the 100-metre breaststroke.[8]

At the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Indianapolis, Barbosa finished 7th in the 100-metre breaststroke final,[9] 14th in the 50-metre breaststroke,[10] 16th in the 200-metre breaststroke,[11] and helped the Brazilian 4×100-metre medley relay team to reach the finals.[12]

At the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Victoria, where he finished 7th in the 4×100-metre medley,[13] 8th in the 100-metre breaststroke,[14] and 12th in the 200-metre breaststroke.[15]

At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, in Melbourne, where he finished 25th in the 50-metre breaststroke,[16] 23rd in the 100-metre breaststroke,[17] 33rd in the 200-metre breaststroke [18] and 9th in the 4×100-metre medley.[19] At the 2007 Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Barbosa won two silver medals in the 200-metre breaststroke,[20] and in the 4×100-metre medley,[21] where he broke the South American record with a time of 3:35.81, along with Thiago Pereira, Kaio Almeida and César Cielo. He also finished 4th in the 100-metre breaststroke.[22] In the 100-metre breaststroke semifinal, Henrique broke the South American record, with a time of 1:01.47.[23]

He was at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he finished 23rd in the 100-metre breaststroke, and 30th in the 200-metre breaststroke.[24]

On May 6, 2009, at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Henrique Barbosa swam the 2nd best time in the history of the 200-metre breaststroke: 2:08.44.[25] On May 9, 2009 he swam the 2nd fastest time in history in the 100-metre breaststroke, 59.12 seconds, lowering the time in the end of the next day to 59.03 seconds.[26] Both world records belonged to Kosuke Kitajima (58.91 seconds in the 100-metre, and 2:07.51 in the 200-metre breaststroke).

Barbosa was at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, in Rome, where he came 8th place in the 100-metre breaststroke,[27] 7th in the 200-metre breaststroke,[28] and 4th place in the 4×100-metre medley with the Brazilian team, in a spectacular race where the top four relay teams broke the world record of the United States from Beijing 2008.[29][30]

On November 14, 2009, at the FINA World Cup, Barbosa broke the short-course South American record in the 200-metre breaststroke, with a time of 2:04.35.[31]

He was at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where he finished 8th in the 200-metre breaststroke,[32] classified 14th in the 100-metre breaststroke, but did not swim the final,[33] and classified 13th in the 50-metre breaststroke, but did not swim the final, too.[34]

He was at the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Dubai, where he won a bronze medal in the 4×100-metre medley, for having swum the qualifying heats.[35][36] He also was disqualified in 100-metre breaststroke heats.[37]

In 2011, Barbosa was one of four swimmers from Brazil caught in doping test by the use of the banned substance furosemide. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) found that Barbosa was not guilty in the case and decided to just keep the warning already stipulated by the CBDA (Brazilian Aquatic Sports Confederation).[38][clarification needed]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 200-metre breaststroke, finishing in 19th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals.[39]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "UOL Profile on 2008". UOL (in Portuguese). 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "UOL Profile on 2008". UOL (in Portuguese). 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "UOL Profile on 2008". UOL (in Portuguese). 2008. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bruno Bonfim closes as the 12th athlete with index". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 29, 2002. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2003 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 20, 2003. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 2003 Pan Am Games" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 8, 2004. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results of the 50-metre breaststroke at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 10, 2004. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Results of the 200-metre breaststroke at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 9, 2004. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley heats at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 11, 2004. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2006 Pan Pac in Victoria". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2006 Pan Pac in Victoria". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the 200-metre breaststroke at 2006 Pan Pac in Victoria". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 50-metre breaststroke at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 27, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 25, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Results of the 200-metre breaststroke at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 29, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. April 1, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Thiago wins gold and breaks records". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 21, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Brazil is silver in 4×100-metre medley". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 22, 2007. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Henrique is fourth in the 100-metre breaststroke". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 18, 2007. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Records at 2007 Rio". CBDA (in Portuguese). June 17, 2007. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Henrique Barbosa reaches historic time in the 200-metre breaststroke". Estadão (in Portuguese). May 6, 2009. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Henrique Barbosa nears world record in the 100-metre breaststroke". BOL (in Portuguese). May 10, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 27, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Results of the 200-metre breaststroke at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  29. ^ "U.S. hit World Record in the 4×100-metre medley; Brazil is 4th". UOL (in Portuguese). August 2, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley final at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. August 2, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Brazil have 21 podiums and Nicholas swims below 21 seconds". CBDA (in Portuguese). November 15, 2009. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Results of the 200-metre breaststroke at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 21, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Results of the 50-metre breaststroke at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley heats at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 19, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  36. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley final at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 19, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Results of the 100-metre breaststroke at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  38. ^ MEDIA RELEASE www.tas-cas.org 21 July 2011
  39. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2013.