Luís Monteiro (swimmer)

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Luís Monteiro
Personal information
Full name Luís Miguel Rodrigues Monteiro
National team  Portugal
Born (1983-01-22) 22 January 1983 (age 35)
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club FC Porto
Coach Rui Sardinha

Luís Miguel Rodrigues Monteiro (born January 22, 1983) is a Portuguese former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] He is a fourth-place finalist in the 200 m freestyle (1:52.33) at the 2001 European Junior Swimming Championships in Valletta, Malta.[2] Monteiro is a member of the swimming team for Football Club Porto (Portuguese: Futebol Clube do Porto), and is trained by long-time coach and mentor Rui Sardinha.[3]

Monteiro qualified for two swimming events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by clearing a FINA B-cut of 1:50.93 (200 m freestyle) from the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[4][5] In the 200 m freestyle, Monteiro challenged seven other swimmers on the fifth heat, including three-time Olympian Jacob Carstensen of Denmark. He touched out Poland's Łukasz Drzewiński to take a fifth spot and twenty-ninth overall by 0.12 of a second in 1:51.78.[6][7] He also teamed up with Adriano Niz, João Araújo, and Miguel Pires in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay. Swimming the lead-off leg in heat one, Monteiro set his own personal best of 1:50.43, but the Portuguese team settled only for seventh place and fourteenth overall in a new national record of 7:27.99.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luís Monteiro". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Euro Juniors Day One: Britain's Goddard Streaks 4:19 in IM". Swimming World Magazine. 6 July 2001. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Albuquerque, Nuno (1 August 2002). "Natação: Luís Monteiro esperançado em chegar a Atenas" [Swimming: Luís Monteiro hoping to reach Athens] (in Portuguese). Jornal Record Portugal. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 5)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Albuquerque, Nuno (1 August 2002). "Natação: Luís Monteiro "ganha" Jogos Olímpicos de Atenas" [Swimming: Luís Monteiro obtains a place for the Athens Olympics] (in Portuguese). Jornal Record Portugal. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 5". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Men's 200 Freestyle Prelims: Thorpe Fastest in 1:47.22; Hoogie, Keller, Phelps and Hackett All in the Mix". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Men's 4×200m Freestyle Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Whitten, Phillip (17 August 2004). "Men's 800 Free Relay, Day 4: US, Australia Qualify 1–2y". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2013.