João de Lucca

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João de Lucca
Personal information
Full name João Bevilaqua de Lucca
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1990-01-06) January 6, 1990 (age 28)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University Of Louisville

João Bevilaqua de Lucca (born January 6, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian swimmer.[1]

He won the silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle at the 2006 FINA Youth World Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro, and the bronze medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle at the 2008 FINA Youth World Swimming Championships in Monterrey.[2]

International career[edit]

2011–12[edit]

He joined the Brazilian national delegation who attended the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, where he finished 14th in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[3]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

Participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, as the Brazilian reserve of the 4×100-metre medley.[4]

2013–16[edit]

He qualified to compete in the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona.[5] João de Lucca finished 11th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, along with Nicolas Oliveira, Fernando Santos and Vinícius Waked.[6]

At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, he won a bronze medal in the Brazilian 4×100-metre freestyle relay, along with Bruno Fratus, Marcelo Chierighini and Nicolas Oliveira.[7] He also finished 7th in the 100-metre freestyle, and 11th in the 200-metre freestyle.[8]

At the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Doha, Qatar, João de Lucca won a bronze medal in the 4 × 50 metre mixed freestyle relay (along with Cesar Cielo, Etiene Medeiros and Larissa Oliveira). The Brazilian team broke the South American record with a time of 1:29.17, only 4 hundredths of Russia, who won the silver medal.[9] He also won a gold medal in the Men's 4 × 50 metre medley relay, by participating at heats.In the Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, João de Lucca broke three South American records: at heats, with a time of 6:55.50; in the final, with a time of 6:54.43 (where Brazil finished in 6th place) and also set a South American record in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 1:41.85, opening the relay for Brazil.[10][11] In the Men's 100 metre freestyle, João de Lucca qualified in 2nd place for the final, with a time of 46.29. In the final, finished in 7th place.[12] In the Brazilian Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, João de Lucca finished in 8th place in the final.[13] In the Men's 200 metre freestyle (it was the first race of the competition for de Lucca), he did not swim well and failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 19th place. However, with the 1:41.85 obtained in the 4x200-metre relay, João de Lucca could have obtained the bronze medal in the 200-metre freestyle.[14]

At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, de Lucca won three gold medals: in the 200-metre freestyle, with a time of 1:46.42, a new Pan Am Games and South American record; in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay, where he broke the Pan Am Games record with a time of 7:11.15, along with Luiz Altamir Melo, Thiago Pereira and Nicolas Oliveira ;[15][16] and in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, where he broke the Pan Am Games record with a time of 3:13.66, along with Matheus Santana, Marcelo Chierighini and Bruno Fratus.[17][18]

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, João de Lucca finished 4th in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, along with Marcelo Chierighini, Bruno Fratus and Matheus Santana. César Cielo didn't swam the final - despite being participating in the championship, he was feeling shoulder pain on this day.[19][20][21] In the Men's 200 metre freestyle, he performed poorly. He went to the semifinals, but made only a time of 1:48.23, far below his South American record of 1:46.42 obtained at the Pan American Games few days before, and finished 16th overall.[22][23][24] He also finished 9th in the 4 × 100 metre mixed medley relay, along with Felipe Lima, Daiene Dias and Daynara de Paula.,[25][26] and 15th in the Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, along with Luiz Altamir Melo, Thiago Pereira and Nicolas Oliveira.[27][28]

2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he went to the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay final, finishing in 5th place.[29] He also competed in the Men's 200 metre freestyle, finishing in 25th place,[30] and in the Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, where the Brazilian relay finished in 15th place.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Maria Lenk Trophy: Barcelona and Dubai". CBDA (in Portuguese). April 27, 2013. Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 29, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "UOL Profile". UOL (in Portuguese). 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Cesar Cielo To Lead Talented Brazilian Swim Team At World Championships". Swimming World Magazine. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 2, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  7. ^ "Brazil won bronze in the 4 × 100 male, and Katie Ledecky hits world record in the 400 free". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 23, 2014. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  8. ^ "Fratus won gold in the 50m freestyle with the Pan-Pacific record". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Results of the 4x50-metre mixed freestyle at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 6, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Results of the 4x200-metre freestyle heats at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "Results of the 4x200-metre freestyle final at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  12. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  13. ^ "Results of the 4x100-metre freestyle at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  14. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  15. ^ "Brazil won 6 medals, 3 more golds on the second day of Pan". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  16. ^ "João de Lucca surprises and takes gold in 200m freestyle: "I never imagined it"". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  17. ^ "Brazil is gold in the 4x100m freestyle and Thiago Pereira opens count towards record". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "Results of the 4x100-metre freestyle at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  20. ^ "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.
  21. ^ "First day of finals in the World Championships". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  22. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  23. ^ "Double world champion, Cielo gets no medal in the 50m butterfly in Kazan; Nicholas Santos is silver". ESPN (in Portuguese). August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  24. ^ "Brazil wins silver with Nicholas Santos, in an evening with 2 World Records". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  25. ^ "Results of the 4x100-metre mixed medley relay at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  26. ^ "Morning 100% for Brazil on the fourth day". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 5, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  27. ^ "Results of the 4x200-metre freestyle at 2015 Kazan". OmegaTiming. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  28. ^ "Bruno Fratus and Daynara in the semifinals, and 4 × 200 relay disappoints". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  29. ^ "The legend came back! Phelps won the 23th medal, and Brazil is 5th in the 4x100m freestyle". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  30. ^ "Five times 4x100m freestyle relay". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  31. ^ "Brazil starts badly in the 4th day, only Chierighini advances". ClicRBS (in Portuguese). August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2016.