Lucas Salatta

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Lucas Salatta
Personal information
Full name Lucas Vinícius Yokoo Salatta
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1987-04-27) April 27, 1987 (age 28)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Medley

Lucas Vinícius Yokoo Salatta (born April 27, 1987 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian backstroke swimmer.[1]

At his 1998 state championship, Salatta set two age records in the 100m freestyle (1:04.50) and 100m butterfly (1:09.30) with only 11 years old.

He is nicknamed the "New Ricardo Prado", after breaking one of Prado's Brazilian Records in 2002.[2]

At the 2002 South American Games, he won three gold medals in the 200-metre individual medley, 400-metre individual medley and 4x100m freestyle.[3]

Salatta was at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he finished 19th place in the 400-metre individual medley.[4]

At the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), headquartered in the city of Indianapolis, Salatta won the bronze medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle,[5] beating the South American record, with a time of 7:06.64.[6] He also got the 9th place in the 200-metre individual medley,[7] was in the 400-metre individual medley final, finishing 6th,[8] and was in the 200-metre backstroke final, finishing 8th.[9]

Salatta was at the 2006 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Shanghai, where he finished 5th place in the 4×200-metre freestyle final [10] beating South American record with a time of 7:06.09, along with César Cielo, Thiago Pereira and Rodrigo Castro.[11] He was also ranked 12th in the 200-metre individual medley,[12] went to the 400-metre individual medley final, finishing 8th,[13] and ranked 13th in the 200-metre backstroke.[14]

He was at the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Victoria, where he finished 6th in the 4×200-metre freestyle,[15] 14th in the 200-metre individual medley,[16] and 16th in the 200-metre freestyle.[17]

He was gold medalist in the 4×200-metre freestyle, silver in the 4×100-metre medley relay (by having participated in heats) [18] and bronze in the 200-metre backstroke in 2007 Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro.[19] He also ranked 10th in the 200-metre butterfly.[20]

Participating in the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Manchester, broke the South American record of 200-metre backstroke, at the heats of the race, with a time of 1:52.85.[21][22] He qualified for the final, finishing in 8th place.[23]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he came in 16th place in the 4×200-metre freestyle, and in 23rd place in 200-metre backstroke.[24]

Salatta was at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, and with Thiago Pereira, Rodrigo Castro and Nicolas Oliveira got the 10th place in the 4×200-metre freestyle,[25] beating the South American record with a time of 7:09.71.[26] He was also in the semifinals of the 200-metre butterfly, finishing in 16th place.[27]

He was at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, where he finished 20th in the 200-metre butterfly,[28] and 22nd in the 200-metre individual medley.[29]

At the 2011 Military World Games, conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Salatta won the silver in the 200-metre individual medley,[30] and bronze in the 400-metre individual medley.[31]

At the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Doha, Qatar, Salatta finished 10th in the Men's 200 metre butterfly,[32] and 21st in the Men's 100 metre backstroke.[33]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile at Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ The Prado record that Salatta bettered is most likely a Brazilian Age Group Record, given the year (Salatta was 15 in 2002) and the fact that the record is not listed in the current (October 2008) Brazilian National Records.
  3. ^ "Full results of Swimming at the 2002 South American Games". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). November 13, 2006. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Profile at Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 8, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kaio Márcio is gold in the 100-metre butterfly". CBDA (in Portuguese). April 6, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 200-metre individual medley at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 9, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 400-metre individual medley at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 8, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 11, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 6, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Kaio Márcio is gold the 100-metre butterfly". CBDA (in Portuguese). April 6, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Results of the 200-metre individual medley at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 7, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results of the 400-metre individual medley at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 6, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 9, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pac in Victoria". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 200-metre individual medley at 2006 Pan Pac in Victoria". OmegaTiming. August 20, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pac in Victoria". OmegaTiming. August 17, 2006. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Brazil ranks with Team B". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Profile at UOL". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ "In the 200-metre butterfly, Kaio Márcio goes to another final". Terra (in Portuguese). July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Records". CBDA (in Portuguese). March 31, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke heats at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 13, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Results of the 200-metre backstroke finals at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 13, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Profile at Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Cielo starts climbing the 50-metre with championship record". CBDA (in Portuguese). 3July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  27. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 28, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Results of the 200-metre individual medley at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 21, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Third day: Shooting puts Brazil ahead, but China resumes tip on pool". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 19, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Diogo Yabe is gold in the World Military Games". Lancenet (in Portuguese). July 18, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Results of the 200-metre butterfly heats at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  33. ^ "Results of the 100-metre backstroke heats at 2014 Doha". OmegaTiming. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.