Felipe Muñoz

Felipe Muñoz Kapamas (born February 3, 1951)[1] is a retired breaststroke swimmer from Mexico. He competed at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in the 200 m event in 1968. Since 2008, he is the President of the Mexican Olympic Committee.[2] Since 2012 he serves as Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress.[3]

Felipe Muñoz
Felipe Muñoz on a 1969 Paraguayan stamp
Personal information
Full nameFelipe Muñoz Kapamas
Born (1951-02-03) February 3, 1951
Mexico City, Mexico
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)

Muñoz is of Greek descent on his mother's side.[4]

His nickname is "el tibio", which means "lukewarm" in Spanish. It was coined because he had the habit of refusing to swim in an unheated pool.[5]

See also


  1. Felipe Muñoz Archived 2008-12-24 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com.
  2. (in Spanish) Comité Olímpico Mexicano website Archived 2007-10-17 at the Wayback Machine (subpage Estructura Orgánica) listing Muñoz as the current president of the Mexican Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  3. "Chamber of Deputies". Chamber of Deputies. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. (in Spanish) Le salen parientes griegos a Felipe 'Tibio' Muñoz Kapamas, published by El Siglo de Torreón on 2004-08-24; retrieved 2010-07-08.
  5. "El tablero y 'El Tibio'". El Universal (in Spanish). 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
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