Gerardo Rosario

Gerardo Rosario (born 14 August 1957) is a Filipino former swimmer who has competed in the Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Gerardo Rosario
Personal information
Nickname(s)Ral
National team Philippines
Born (1957-08-14) August 14, 1957
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, Backstroke and Individual Medley

Career

Rosario competed in the Summer Olympics, competing for his home country Philippines in the 1972 and 1976 editions.[1]

Rosario was also a competitor in the Asian Games, first competing in the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran where he won two silvers in the 100-meter and 200-meter back stroke, and three bronzes in the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter freestyle relays, and the 4x100-meter medley relay.[2] He is also the gold medalist for the 200-meter men's freestyle event of the 1978 Asian Games.[3] He also won two bronzes in the 4x100-meter medley relay and 4x200-meter freestyle relay.[2]

He was coached by Rick Powers.[4]

Post-retirement

In 2016, Rosario, along with 16 others, was inducted in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

Rosario was elected as corporate secretary of Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PSI; then known as Philippine Amateur Swimming Association or PASA), the governing body of swimming in the Philippines, in 2010.[3] In April 2017, Rosario was designated as Officer in Charge or Acting President of PSI.[6]

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gerardo Rosario". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  2. "2nd Batch of Inductees Philippine Sports Hall of Fame". Philippine Sports Commission. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. Navarro, June (11 April 2017). "Asiad champ takes over swim body". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. "Intl swimming coach to retire in Negros - report". GMA News. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. Navarro, June (27 June 2016). "Swimmer Cayco, 16 others inducted into Hall of Fame". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. "Rosario named OIC of troubled 'swim' group". Manila Bulletin. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2018.


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