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Leonardo Coelho Santos (born April 10, 1995 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian swimmer.[1]

Leonardo Santos
Personal information
Full nameLeonardo Coelho Santos
Nationality Brazil
Born (1995-04-10) April 10, 1995 (age 24)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesMedley, Freestyle
ClubEsporte Clube Pinheiros

International careerEdit

At the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Hangzhou, China, Leonardo Santos, along with Luiz Altamir Melo, Fernando Scheffer and Breno Correia, surprised the world by winning the gold medal in the Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, breaking the world record, with a time of 6:46.81. The relay was composed only by young people between 19 and 23 years, and was not favorite to gold.[2][3] He also finished 6th in the Men's 200 metre individual medley,[4] and 15th in the Men's 400 metre individual medley.[5]

At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, he finished 14th in the Men's 200 metre individual medley.[6].

At the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru, he won a silver medal in the Men's 400 metre individual medley[7], and a bronze medal in the Men's 200 metre individual medley.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CBDA - Perfil de Atleta - Leonardo Coelho Santos" [CBDA - Athlete's profile - Leonardo Coelho Santos]. CBDA (in Portuguese). 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Results of the 4×200-metre freestyle at 2018 Hangzhou". OmegaTiming. December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Brazil surprises in the 4x200m free relay and wins gold with world record in Hangzhou". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Results of the 200-metre medley at 2018 Hangzhou". OmegaTiming. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Results of the 400-metre medley at 2018 Hangzhou". OmegaTiming. December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Results of the 200-metre medley at 2019 Gwangju" (PDF). Omega Timing. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ Men's 400m Medley - A Final
  8. ^ Men's 200m Medley - A Final