Nelson Mora

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Nelson Mora
Personal information
Full name Nelson Jesús Mora Molina
Nationality  Venezuela
Born Caracas, Venezuela
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
College team University of Miami (USA) (1996-'98) and Florida State University (USA) (1999-'00)
Nelson Mora
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  Venezuela
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar de Plata 200 meters Butterfly

Nelson Jesús Mora Molina (Born February 6, 1976) in Caracas, Venezuela, is a former Butterfly Swimmer from Venezuela who won the 200m Butterfly at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Mora is the first Venezuelan to win a Pan American gold medal in Swimming. Mora represented his native country in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

He attended the University of Miami from 1996–1998, where he swam for the Miami Hurricanes Swimming & Diving Team..."named honorable mention All-America with 12th place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.50) at the 1997 NCAA Championships...recorded UM's top times last year in the 100-yard butterfly (49.87) and the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.28)...captured victory in the 200-yard butterfly at the 1997 BIG EAST Championships while setting a championships record (1:47.63) and earning All-Conference honors...placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:29.13), eighth in the 100-yard butterfly (50.14) and was a member of second-place 800-yard relay and third-place 400-yard relay teams...recipient of the 1997 IBIS award and member of the 1996-97 BIG EAST Academic All-Stars" [1]

In 1999, he transferred to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he swam for the Florida State Seminoles Swimming & Diving Team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition in 1999, named Honorable Mention All-America with 16th place finish in the 800-yard Free Relay.[2]


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