Teófilo Ferreira

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Teófilo Ferreira
Personal information
Full nameTeófilo Laborne Ferreira
Nationality Brazil
Born (1973-06-02) 2 June 1973 (age 49)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

Teófilo Laborne Ferreira (born 2 June 1973 in Belo Horizonte) is a former international freestyle swimmer from Brazil. He participated at the 1992 Summer Olympics for his native country. His best result was the 7th place in the men's 4×200-metre freestyle.[1] Ferreira also won three medals at the Pan American Games and four medals at the World Championships.

Teófilo was at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, where he won a gold medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and a silver in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[2]

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, he went to the 4×200-metre freestyle final, finishing 7th. Also participated in the 50-metre freestyle, where Ferreira not reached the final.[1]

The Brazilian broke in 1993 two World Records on short course. On 7 July, the Brazil team, composed of Fernando Scherer, Teofilo Ferreira, José Carlos Souza and Gustavo Borges broke the world record in 4×100-metre freestyle with a time of 3:13.97, which belonged to Sweden since 19 March 1989: 3:14.00. On 5 December, Brazil again beat the record, with the same team, doing 3:12.11.[3] [4] This mark was achieved in 1993 FINA World Swimming Championships, where he won gold in the 4×100-metre freestyle, and bronze in the 4×200-metre freestyle (breaking the South American record with a time of 7:09.38).[5][6] He also finished 14th in the 200-metre freestyle.

At the 1994 World Aquatics Championships, held in September in Rome, Italy, the Brazilian got the bronze in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay. Ferreira also finished 27th in the 200-metre freestyle.[7][8][9]

Teófilo was in 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, where he won a silver medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[10]

At the 1995 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) done in Rio de Janeiro, he won bronze in the 4×200-metre freestyle.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Teófilo Ferreira". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Brazil medals at 1991 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ "History of Gustavo Borges". Gustavo Borges-Official Site (in Portuguese). 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Cielo is the 13th Brazilian world record holder". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). 30 July 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA (in Portuguese). 26 March 2006. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  6. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) Archived 27 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine and IIIb (ed 2008) Archived 9 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ("HistoFINA" is the story of FINA. Volume III is about the World Short Course Swimming, part "a" has the statistics and the male part "b" of the female.
  7. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA (in Portuguese). 26 March 2006. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  8. ^ "History of Gustavo Borges". Gustavo Borges-Official Site (in Portuguese). 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Results at 1994 Rome" (PDF). USA Swimming. 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Brazil medals at 1995 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Brazil in the World Championships". CBDA (in Portuguese). 26 March 2006. Archived from the original on 22 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  12. ^ HistoFINA, Volumes IIIa (2008 ed) Archived 27 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine and IIIb (ed 2008) Archived 9 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ("HistoFINA" is the story of FINA. Volume III is about the World Short Course Swimming, part "a" has the statistics and the male part "b" of the female.

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