Luis Nicolao

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Luis Nicolao
Luis Alberto Nicolao.jpg
Luis Nicolao at El Gráfico magazine, 1959
Personal information
Full name Luis Alberto Nicolao Yanuzzi
Nationality Argentina
Born (1944-06-28) June 28, 1944 (age 72)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, Butterfly

Luis Alberto Nicolao (born June 28, 1944 in Buenos Aires) is a retired butterfly swimmer from Argentina,[1] who in 1962 twice broke the world record in the men's 100 metres butterfly (long course). He first did so on April 24, 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he clocked 58.4. Three days later he raised the standard to 57.0. Five years after that performance US swimming ace Mark Spitz broke Nicolao's top time.


Preceded by
United States Fred Schmidt
Men's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

April 24, 1962 – July 31, 1967
Succeeded by
United States Mark Spitz
Preceded by
Argentina Rodolfo Hossinger
Olimpia de Oro
Succeeded by
Argentina Norma Baylon