Jorge Fernandes (swimmer)

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Jorge Fernandes
Personal information
Full name Jorge Luiz Fernandes Leite
Nationality Brazil
Born (1962-04-03) April 3, 1962 (age 54)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Jorge Luiz Fernandes Leite (born April 3, 1962 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former international freestyle swimmer from Brazil, who participated in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1980.[1]

Participated at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships in West Berlin, where he finished 24th in the 100-metre freestyle, and 31st in the 200-metre freestyle.[2]

He was at the 1979 Pan American Games, in San Juan. He won a silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[3] He also finished 6th in the 100-metre freestyle. He broke the South American record of the 4×200-metre freestyle.[4]

Fernandes won the bronze medal in the men's 4×200-metre freestyle relay event at the 1980 Summer Olympics, alongside Marcus Mattioli, Cyro Delgado, and Djan Madruga, with a time of 7:29.30. He also went to the 4×100-metre medley final, finishing 8th, and swam the 100-metre and 200-metre freestyle, not going to the final.[5]

At the 1981 Summer Universiade, held in Bucharest, Fernandes won the silver medal in the 200-metre freestyle and bronze medal in the 100-metre freestyle. The 3 Brazilians relays (4×100-metre freestyle, 4×200-metre freestyle, 4×100-metre medley) won bronze too; Fernandes participated in all.[6]

Participated at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Guayaquil, where he finished 7th in the 4×200-metre freestyle final, 8th in the 4×100-metre medley final, 19th in the 200-metre freestyle, and 26th in the 100-metre freestyle.[7]

At the 1983 Summer Universiade, in Edmonton, he finished 7th in the 200-metre freestyle.[8]

He was at the 1983 Pan American Games, in Caracas. He won silver in the 4×100-metre freestyle and in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[9] He also finished 5th in the 200-metre freestyle, and 6th in the 100-metre freestyle. He broke the South American record in the 4×100-metre freestyle.[10]

At the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles, he finished 9th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, 10th in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and 20th in the 200-metre freestyle.[11]

Participated at the 1986 World Aquatics Championships in Madrid, where he finished 33rd in the 200-metre freestyle, and 40th in the 100-metre freestyle.[12]

He was at the 1987 Pan American Games, in Indianapolis. He won three bronze medals at the three Brazilian relays.[13] He also finished 5th in the 100-metre freestyle, and 8th in the 50-metre freestyle.[14]

At the 1988 Summer Olympics, in Seoul, he finished 10th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, 12th in the 4×100-metre freestyle, 33rd in the 100-metre freestyle, and 37th in the 50-metre freestyle.[15]

He was the South American record holder of the 100-metre freestyle, between 1980 and 1990.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Results at 1978 West Berlim" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brazil medals at 1979 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results at 1979 Pan Am Games in San Juan" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "HISTORY OF BRAZIL'S MEDALS IN UNIVERSIADES". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 13, 2007. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results at 1982 Guayaquil" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results at 1983 Universiade in Edmonton" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brazil medals at 1983 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results at 1983 Pan Am Games in Caracas" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Results at 1986 Madrid" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Brazil medals at 1987 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results at 1987 Pan Am Games in Indianapolis" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  16. ^ "EVOLUTION OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN RECORD OF 100 FREE-MALE". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). February 16, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2013.