Luiz Lima

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Luiz Lima
Luiz Lima 2016.jpg
Lima in 2016
Personal information
Full name Luiz Eduardo Carneiro da Silva de Souza Lima
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1977-12-10) December 10, 1977 (age 39)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Luiz Eduardo Carneiro da Silva de Souza Lima (born December 10, 1977) is a long-distance freestyle swimmer from Brazil, who competed at two consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1996. He won the gold medal in the 400-metre freestyle at the 1997 Universiade.

In 1995, Luiz Lima surpassed the Djan Madruga's record in the 1500-metre freestyle, 1976.[1] After this, broke the record again. His Brazilian record in the 1500-metre freestyle at Olympic pool lasted 11 years, between 1998 and 2009.[2]

In short course, Lima was the South American record holder in the 1500-metre freestyle with a time of 15:00.32 in 1997, beating the record again in 1998 with 14:57.87,[3] and in 1999 with 14:56.82[4] and then 14m55s44.[5] He is also the former short-course South American record holder of the 800-metre freestyle, with a time of 7:50.22, obtained in 1998.[6]

At 16 years old, Lima went to the 1994 World Aquatics Championships, in Rome, where he finished 12th in the 1500-metre freestyle, and 21st in the 400-metre freestyle.[7][8]

Lima participated in the 1995 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m).[8] He finished 4th in the 1500-metre freestyle, with a time of 15:08.08.[9] He also swam the 400-metre freestyle.[10]

In 1995 Pan American Games, Luiz Lima won the silver medal in the 400-metre and the 1500-metre freestyle.[11]

Lima was at the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he finished 10th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, 11th in the 1500-metre freestyle, and 18th in the 400-metre freestyle.[12]

Lima participated in the 1997 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m),[8] where he finished 6th in the 1500-metre freestyle and 8th in the 400-metre freestyle.

At the 1998 World Aquatics Championships, in Perth, Lima went to the 1500-metre freestyle final, finishing in 6th place. He also swam the 400-metre freestyle, where he finished 10th.[8][13]

At the 1999 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Hong Kong, Lima was a finalist in the 1500-metre freestyle, finishing 6th, and in the 400-metre freestyle, finishing 8th.[8][14]

In 1999 Pan American Games, Luiz Lima won the gold medal in the 400-metre freestyle, and silver in the 1500-metre freestyle.[15] In the 400-metre freestyle, broke the South American record with a time of 3:52.25.[16]

He participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he finished 13th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, 18th in the 1500-metre freestyle, and 17th in 400-metre freestyle.[12]

Luiz Lima also participated in 2003 Pan American Games, staying in 4th place in the 1500-metre freestyle.[17]

At the 2003 World Aquatics Championships, Luiz Lima finished 23rd in the 1500-metre freestyle[18] and 17th in the 800-metre freestyle.[19]

At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, participated in the 5 km Marathon Swimming, finishing in 25th position, with a time of 58:30.0.[20]

On December 14, 2008, accepted the challenge to swim 35 km between Rio de Janeiro's beaches of Leme and Pontal, at Recreio dos Bandeirantes (contest inspired by the famous music of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, "From Leme to Pontal"). In which successfully met.[21]

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Lima participated in the 5 km Marathon Swimming[22] where he finished in 19th place with a mark of 57:11.1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "By a thread, the oldest Brazilian record in sports". CBDA (in Portuguese). May 8, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "With old swimsuit, Cesar Cielo takes gold and warrant: 'The record is not so scary'". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). May 6, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Luiz Lima and Milene Comini celebrate together. .uol.com.br. Retrieved on August 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Luiz Lima hits new record. Agência Folha (February 28, 1999). Retrieved on August 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Lima's record. Diariodecuiaba.com.br. Retrieved on August 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Armando Negreiros beats South American record of 800-metre freestyle". UOL (in Portuguese). July 4, 2005. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results at 1994 Rome" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Luiz lima profile". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). June 8, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ O GLOBO News Archive – December 4, 1995, Morning, Sports, page 5. Acervo.oglobo.globo.com (December 23, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-08-21.
  10. ^ O GLOBO News Archive – December 1, 1995, Morning, Sports, page 30. Acervo.oglobo.globo.com (December 23, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-08-21.
  11. ^ "Brazil medals at 1995 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Profile at Sports Reference". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results at 1998 Perth" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results at 1999 Hong Kong" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Brazil medals at 1999 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Armando is 10 hundredths of record, and goes to the World Championship". CBDA (in Portuguese). December 17, 2006. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Luiz Lima at 2003 Pan". CBDA (in Portuguese). August 16, 2003. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Results of the 1500-metre freestyle at 2003 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 26, 2003. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Results of the 800-metre freestyle at 2003 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 24, 2003. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Luiz Lima disappoints in the World Aquatics". ZeroHora (in Portuguese). March 18, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Luiz Lima complete the crossing from Leme to Pontal in nine hours". EXTRA (in Portuguese). December 14, 2008. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Fifteen years later, Luiz Lima returns to the scene of his first World Cup for farewell". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). July 20, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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