Marcelino López (swimmer)

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Marcelino López
Personal information
Full name Marcelino de Jesus López Soza
National team  Nicaragua
Born (1975-01-01) 1 January 1975 (age 43)
Managua, Nicaragua
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Marcelino de Jesus López Soza (born January 1, 1975) is a Nicaraguan former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1] Lopez qualified for the men's 400 m freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, by receiving a Universality place from FINA, in an entry time of 4:14.43.[2][3] He challenged five other swimmers in heat one, including Singapore's two-time Olympian Sng Ju Wei. Lopez rounded out a small field to last place in 4:18.89, more than four seconds off his entry time. Lopez failed to reach the top 8 final, as he placed forty-sixth overall on the first day of prelims.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Marcelino López". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Collado Narvaez, Roberto (25 July 2000). "Marcelino y Fernanda a las ¡Olimpiadas de Sidney!" [Marcelino and Fernanda at the Sydney Olympics] (in Spanish). El Nuevo Diario. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 400m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 132. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Retrieved 28 May 2013.