Leonardo de Deus

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Leonardo de Deus
Personal information
Full name Leonardo Gomes de Deus
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1991-01-18) January 18, 1991 (age 24)
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle

Leonardo Gomes de Deus (born January 18, 1991 in Campo Grande) is a Brazilian swimmer.[1]

International career[edit]

2010–12[edit]

In 2010, Deus joined the Brazilian national delegation and participated in the 2010 South American Games in Medellin. He won two gold medals, in the 200-metre backstroke [2] and in the 200-metre butterfly,[3] and a silver in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

He competed in the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where he finished 9th in the 200-metre butterfly,[4] and 11th in the 200-metre backstroke.[5]

He also participated in the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Dubai, where he finished 28th in the 100-metre backstroke [6] and 15th in the 200-metre butterfly.[7]

He qualified for the semifinals of the 200-metre butterfly with the second fastest time (1:55.55) at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, finishing 13th in the semifinal.[8][9][10] He also qualified for semifinals of the 200-metre backstroke, finishing 15th.[11]

Deus was at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, where he was crowned champion of the 200-metre butterfly, after a controversy involving alleged irregular sponsorship in the cap used in the final. Leonardo was disqualified after the game, but after protests from fans and the athletes themselves, the gold medal was returned to him.[12] He also won silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[13]

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he qualified for the semifinal of the Men's 200-metre backstroke, finishing in 16th place overall in the heats, and seventh in his semifinal, failing to qualify for the final. He finished 13th in the 200-metre backstroke. He also came in 21st place in the 200-metre butterfly.[14]

2013–current[edit]

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Deus finished in 7th place of his first classification to a World Championship final, the 200-metre butterfly final, with a time of 1:56.06.[15] He participated in the 200-metre backstroke, finishing 12th.[16] He also participated in the 4×100-metre medley, finishing 12th, along with Marcelo Chierighini, Felipe Lima and Nicholas Santos.[17]

At the 2014 South American Games in Santiago, Chile, he won two gold medals in the 200-metre butterfly and 200-metre backstroke, breaking the competition record in both races.[18]

At the 2014 Maria Lenk Trophy in São Paulo, Deus broke the Brazilian record in 400-metre freestyle with a time of 3:50.90, improving Armando Negreiros's time from 1997 by twenty-eight hundredths of a second.[19] In May 2014, at the Brazilian Junior and Senior Swimming Championships, he broke the Brazilian record again with a time of 3:50.71.[20]

At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, he won a silver medal in the 200-metre butterfly, with a time of 1:55.28.[21] He also finished 6th in the 200-metre backstroke and 12th in the 400-metre freestyle heats.[22]

At the Brazilian Open, in Rio de Janeiro, he broke, for the third time, the Brazilian record in the 400-metre freestyle, with a time of 3:50.37.[23]

On April 2015, at the Maria Lenk Trophy, in Rio de Janeiro, he broke the South American record in the 400-metre freestyle, with a time of 3:49.62,[24] and swam lifetime best in the 200-metre butterfly, with a time of 1:55.19, earning the best time of the year in the event.[25]

At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, de Deus won three medals: a gold in the Men's 200 metre butterfly, with a time of 1:55.01, new Pan Am Games record and a lifetime best;[26][27] and two bronze medals in the Men's 200 metre backstroke[28][29] and in the Men's 400 metre freestyle.[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leonardo Deus". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Leonardo beats Thiago Pereira in Medellín; Brazil takes 8 golds". UOL (in Portuguese). March 26, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brazilian beats record of South American Games in the 200-metre butterfly". UOL (in Portuguese). March 27, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Results of the 100-metre backstroke heats at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly heats at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 19, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brazilian Leonardo de Deus classifies in 2nd in the 200-metre butterfly at the World Championships". UOL (in Portuguese). July 26, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 26, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Xangai Results". CBDA (in Portuguese). July 31, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Lochte advances to the final of the 200-metre backstroke at first; Leo de Deus is outside". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 28, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Leo de Deus wins 200-metre butterfly, is disqualified but recovers gold". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 17, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Thiago dominates the 200-metre individual medley, and equals himself to Hoyama as the greatest in Pans". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). October 19, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Felipe Lima makes a poor start, and João Júnior forward to the decision of the 50-metre breaststroke". SPORTV (in Portuguese). July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 1, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre medley at 2013 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Leo de Deus data". Santiago 2014 Official Site. 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Leo de Deus 2014 x Armando Negreiros 2007: analysis of 400 free record". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  20. ^ "For the third time in 15 days, Matheus Santana Breaks Junior world record". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Leo de Deus conquers silver at Pan Pac in Australia". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Fratus won gold in the 50m freestyle with the Pan-Pacific record". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Champion in Doha, Etiene tries to dribble fatigue and problems with plate". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Etienne Medeiros and Nicholas Santos Post World Leaders At Maria Lenk Trophy Meet". Swimming World Magzzine. April 10, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Leonardo De Deus Cranks Out 200 Fly World Leader At Maria Lenk Trophy Meet". Swimming World Magzzine. April 9, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  26. ^ "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. 
  27. ^ "Léo de Deus is two-time champion in the 200m butterfly, and is startled to see record on the scoreboard". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Brazil won 6 medals, 3 more golds on the second day of Pan". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Thiago Pereira breaks time in gold day of his namesake and 4x200m freestyle". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Etiene Medeiros is the first Brazilian woman swimming champion at Pan American Games". ClicRBS (in Portuguese). July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Historic day for Brazil women's swimming in the Pan". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.