Guilherme Costa

Guilherme Pereira da Costa (born 1 October 1998 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian swimmer. [1]

Guilherme Costa
Personal information
Full nameGuilherme Pereira da Costa
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1998-10-01) 1 October 1998
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubEsporte Clube Pinheiros

International career

He competed in the men's 1500 metre freestyle event at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, finishing in 19th place.[2][3]

On 6 December 2017, participating in the Brazil Open (long course) in Rio de Janeiro, he broke the South American record in the 1500-metre freestyle, with a time of 14:59.01.[4] It was the fourth time in 2017 that he broke the South American record of this race.[5]

At the 2018 South American Games in Cochabamba, he won the gold medal in the 400m and the silver medal at the 1500m freestyle.

On 30 June 2018, participating in the Sette Colli Trophy (long course) in Rome, he broke the South American record in the 800-metre freestyle, with a time of 7:50.92.[6]

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, Japan, he finished 4th in the Men's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay[7], 4th in the Men's 800 metre freestyle[8] and 4th in the Men's 1500 metre freestyle.[9]

At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, he finished 21st in the Men's 800 metre freestyle,[10] and 25th in the Men's 1500 metre freestyle.[11]

At the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru, Costa won his biggest title, the gold medal in the Men's 1500 metre freestyle, with a time of 15:09.93.[12] Brazil has not won this event at the Pan American Games since Tetsuo Okamoto won it in the first edition of the Games, in 1951.[13]

In December 2019, participating in the U.S. Open (long course) in Atlanta, he broke the South American record in the 400-metre freestyle, with a time of 3:46.57,[14], in the 800-metre freestyle, with a time of 7:47.37 [15] and in the 1500-metre freestyle, with a time of 14:55.49. [16]

References

  1. "CBDA Profile". CBDA. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. "Heats results". FINA. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  3. "2017 World Aquatics Championships > Search via Athletes". Budapest 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. "Men's 1500m Freestyle Results". cbda.org. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. "Costa breaks 1500-meter freestyle South American Record by the fifth time". Best Swim. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  6. "Men's 800m Freestyle Timed Final Results" (PDF). Italian Swimming Federation. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  7. "Results of the 4x200-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. "Results of the 800-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  9. "Results of the 1500-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  10. "Results of the 800-metre freestyle at 2019 Gwangju" (PDF). Omega Timing. 23 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  11. "Results of the 1500-metre freestyle at 2019 Gwangju" (PDF). Omega Timing. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  12. Men's 1500m Freestyle - Final
  13. "Historic! With title at 1500m, Brasil stabilishes new gold medal record at a Pan's edition". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  14. "Costa wins with new South American record". cbda.org. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  15. "Costa wins with South American Record". cbda.org. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  16. "Costa breaks 1500-meter freestyle South American Record by the fifth time". Best Swim. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
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