Rodrigo Castro

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Rodrigo Castro
Personal information
Full name Rodrigo Octávio Coelho da Rocha e Castro
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1978-12-21) December 21, 1978 (age 35)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Minas Tênis Clube, Belo Horizonte

Rodrigo Octávio Coelho da Rocha e Castro (born December 21, 1978 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais) is a freestyle swimmer from Brazil, who competed for his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2000 (Sydney).[1]

International career[edit]

1999[edit]

He was at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, where he earned a silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[2] This silver medal was obtained with a time of 7:22.92, South American record, along with Gustavo Borges, André Cordeiro and Leonardo Costa.[3][4][5]

2000 Summer Olympics[edit]

Participated in 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he finished 13th place in the 4×200-metre freestyle, and in 33rd place in the 200-metre freestyle.[6]

2000-2004[edit]

At the 2002 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Moscow, he finished 10th in the 200-metre freestyle [7] and 4th in the 4×200-metre freestyle final.[8]

Participating in the 2003 World Aquatics Championships, Castro was 18th in the 200-metre freestyle [9] and 9th in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[10]

At the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Castro won the bronze medal in the 200-metre freestyle and silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle, along with Carlos Jayme, Rafael Mosca and Gustavo Borges.[11]

2004 Summer Olympics[edit]

Castro was at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he finished 9th in the 4×200-metre freestyle, 20th in the 200-metre freestyle, and 12th in the 4×100-metre freestyle.[12]

2004-2008[edit]

At the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Indianapolis, he had his best results in Short-Course World Championships. Castro won the bronze medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle,[13] and also was a finalist in the 200-metre freestyle, finishing in 8th place.[14]

Castro was at the 2006 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), in Shanghai, where he finished 7th in the 200-metre freestyle final[15] and 5th in the 4×200-metre freestyle final [16]

He swam at the 2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, where he finished 6th in the 4×200-metre freestyle,[17] 14th in the 200-metre freestyle,[18] 23rd in the 100-metre freestyle,[19] and was disqualified at the 4×100-metre freestyle.[20]

Participating in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, in Melbourne, finished 36th in the 200-metre freestyle [21] and 11th in the 4×200-metre freestyle [22]

At the 2007 Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo Castro won the gold medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle [23] and finished 5th in the 200-metre freestyle.[24]

Participating in the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Manchester, Castro finished 6th place in the 200-metre freestyle final.[25]

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, participated in his third Olympics. He was in 16th place in the 200-metre freestyle and 4×200-metre freestyle. He was also in the 4×100-metre freestyle, where the Brazilian team was disqualified.[26] Broke the Gustavo Borges' South American Record in the 200-metre freestyle in olympic pool, which had lasted 10 years, with a time of 1:47.87.[27] After this, thought about end of his career, but officially went swimming.

2008-2012[edit]

Participated in the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, where he finished 30th place in the 200-metre freestyle [28] and 10th in the 4×200-metre freestyle [29]

At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Irvine, he finished 24th in the 200-metre freestyle,[30] 41st in the 100-metre freestyle [31] and 44th in the 50-metre freestyle.[32]

He was at the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Dubai, where he finished 23rd in the 200-metre freestyle [33] and 8th in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[34]

At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, he finished 14th in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[35]

Retirement[edit]

In late 2012, Castro, age 33, announced his retirement from swimming.[36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brazil medals at 1999 Pan". UOL. 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  3. ^ "History of Gustavo Borges". Gustavo Borges-Official Site. 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  4. ^ "the Olympics of David". CBDA. August 17, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  5. ^ "With 15 medals, seven gold, 1999 Winnipeg Pan was a mark in swimming". R7. May 29, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  6. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 3, 2002. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2002 Moscow". OmegaTiming. April 4, 2002. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Results of the 200m freestyle at 2003 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 21, 2003. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2003 Barcelona". OmegaTiming. July 23, 2003. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Brazil medals at 2003 Pan". UOL. 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  12. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 8, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2004 Indianapolis". OmegaTiming. October 7, 2004. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 5, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2006 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. April 6, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 17, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Results of the 4×100-metre freestyle at 2006 Pan Pacific". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 26, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2007 Melbourne". OmegaTiming. March 30, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ "4×200-metre freestyle relay conquers Gold". Globoesporte. July 17, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  24. ^ "Two more golds and consecration of Thiago". Globoesporte. July 20, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  25. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2008 Manchester". OmegaTiming. April 9, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Rodrigo Castro slams South American record that lasted 12 years". Globoesporte. August 10, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  (Portuguese)
  28. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 27, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2009 Rome". OmegaTiming. July 31, 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 18, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 19, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2010 Pan Pac in Irvine". OmegaTiming. August 21, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Results of the 200-metre freestyle at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2010 Dubai". OmegaTiming. December 16, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2011 Shanghai". OmegaTiming. July 29, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  36. ^ Castro's retirement