Mateo de Angulo

Mateo De Angulo Velasco (born June 18, 1990 in Cali) is a Colombian swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1][2] He is a 2010 NJCAA Men's Swimmer of the Year, and nine-time NJCAA champion. He also holds Colombian records in all three long-distance freestyle events (400, 800, and 1500 m). De Angulo helped out his Colombian team to take the trophy in the 800 m freestyle relay at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.[3]

Mateo De Angulo
Personal information
Full nameMateo De Angulo Velasco
Nationality Colombia
Born (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990
Cali, Colombia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
College teamFlorida State Seminoles (USA)[1]
CoachFrank Bradley

De Angulo qualified for the men's 400 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by establishing a Colombian record and clearing a FINA B-cut of 3:53.66 from the Indy Grand Prix in Indianapolis, Indiana.[4][5] He challenged former world champion and USC Trojans swimmer Mateusz Sawrymowicz of Poland, Florida Southern Moccasins swimmer Allan Gutierrez Castro of Honduras, and Palestine's Ahmed Gebrel on the first heat. De Angulo cruised to second place by four seconds behind Sawrymowicz in 3:57.76. De Angulo failed to advance into the final, as he placed twenty-sixth overall on the first day of preliminaries.[6]

De Angulo is a varsity swimmer for the Florida State Seminoles, and a graduate of social sciences at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.


  1. "Mateo de Angulo". London 2012. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mateo de Angulo". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  3. "Venezuela es el campeón de la natación" [Venezuela is a swimming champion] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. "Qualifying Athletes – Men's 400 m freestyle" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. "London Called". Florida State Seminoles. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  6. "Men's 400m Freestyle Heat 1". London 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

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