José Meolans

José Martin Meolans (born June 22, 1978 in Córdoba) is a freestyle swimmer from Argentina, who won the world title in the 50 metre freestyle at the 2002 FINA Short Course World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

José Meolans
Meolans in 2012.
Personal information
Full nameJosé Martín Meolans
Nationality Argentina
Born (1978-06-22) June 22, 1978
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubAcademia Natacion Gabriel Taborin
River Plate [1]

A year later he won 100m freestyle at the 2003 Pan American Games. Meolans, a member of the swimming team at the Club Atlético River Plate, is trained by Orlando Moccagatta. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1996.

In the 24th International Championship held on 2006 in Porto, Portugal, he won two gold medals in freestyle: 50 metres (23.14 sec) and 100 (50.66 sec). He also finished third at the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships in 100 metre freestyle.

See also

  • Argentine records in swimming
  • South American records in swimming

References

  1. José Meolans for River
  2. "Swimming Results". Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  3. "Pan American Games Rio 2007 Results". Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2007-07-29.
Awards
Preceded by
Carlos Espinola
Olimpia de Oro
1997
Succeeded by
Andrea Noemí González


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