Mauri Fonseca

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Mauri Fonseca
Personal information
Full name Mauri Fernandes Fonseca
Nationality Brazil
Born (1941-09-12) September 12, 1941 (age 76)
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, Butterfly

Mauri Fernandes Fonseca (born September 12, 1941 in Porto Alegre[1]) is a former international freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Brazil.[2]

At the 1964 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, he swam the 100-metre freestyle and the 4×100-metre medley, not reaching the finals.[2] A month before the trip to Japan, Fonseca began his fitness in Forte da Urca in Rio de Janeiro. He slept in barracks with the soldiers, there was no food with balanced diet, and even had a technician accompanying his training. In the same place, was the Brazil national football team. In the hours that did not train for the Olympics, he played as a left-winger of Brazil team. Just was not part of the team, then an amateur team, by being committed to swimming.[1]

In his career, he was Brazilian and South American champion.. He was the first champion of the Brazil Trophy in the 100-metre butterfly.[3] Later, he became professor of swimming in Porto Alegre. He also trained Sérgio Pinto Ribeiro, who participated in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and 1980 in Moscow.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Sydney 2000". ClicRBS (in Portuguese). 2000. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Following the Pan's torch". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). June 30, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2013.