Gabriel Santos (swimmer)

Gabriel da Silva Santos (born 4 May 1996) is a Brazilian swimmer. He competed in the men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing 5th.[1][2]

Gabriel Santos
Personal information
Full nameGabriel da Silva Santos
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1996-05-04) 4 May 1996 (age 24)
Guarulhos, Brazil
Sport
SportSwimming

At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, the Brazilian team composed by Santos, César Cielo, Bruno Fratus and Marcelo Chierighini achieved a historic result by winning the silver medal, the best Brazilian result of all time at World Championships in this race. Brazil beat the South American record of 2009, still in the super-suits era, with a time of 3:10.34, just 0.28 from the US team. The last medal of Brazil in this race, in Worlds, had been obtained in 1994.[3][4][5] He also finished 14th in the Men's 100 metre freestyle.[6]

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, Japan, he won the gold medal in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, along with Marcelo Chierighini, Marco Ferreira Júnior and Pedro Spajari.[7] He also finished 12th in the Men's 100 metre freestyle[8] and 12th in the Men's 50 metre freestyle.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gabriel Santos". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ ECP Profile
  3. ^ "Results of the 4x100-metre freestyle at 2017 Budapest". OmegaTiming. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ "The 33rd World Medal of the Brazilian Swimming". CBDA (in Portuguese). 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. ^ "In the stroke! Brazil swims side by side with USA and takes silver at 4x100m-free in the World Championships". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2017 Budapest". OmegaTiming. 26 July 2017. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Results of the 4x100-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Results of the 100-metre freestyle B-Final at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Results of the 50-metre freestyle B-Final at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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