Pedro Spajari

Pedro Henrique Silva Spajari (born February 18, 1997 in Amparo) is a Brazilian swimmer.[1][2]

Pedro Spajari
Personal information
Full namePedro Henrique Silva Spajari
Nationality Brazil
Born (1997-02-18) February 18, 1997
Amparo, São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubPinheiros

International career

At the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships held in Singapore, he finished 5th in the 100 metre freestyle.[3], and 4th in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[4]

In 2016, Spajari discovered that he has Klinefelter syndrome, which only affects men. The problem reduces the body's testosterone level, affects attention and impairs immunity. The syndrome reduced his performance and ended his dream of defending the Brazilian team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Upon discovering the problem, he began the medical treatment with hormone replacement, duly authorized by the sports authorities.[5]

He was at the 2017 Summer Universiade, finishing 6th in the 100 metre freestyle, 5h in the 4 × 100 m medley relay, and 6th in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo, Japan, Spajari won the gold medal in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, along with Gabriel Santos, Marco Ferreira Júnior and Marcelo Chierighini.[6] He also finished 4th in the Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay[7], 6th in the Men's 50 metre freestyle.[8], and 7th in the Men's 100 metre freestyle.[9]

At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, he finished 6th, helping Brazil qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.[10]

At the 2019 Pan American Games held in Lima, Peru, he won a gold medal in the Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, along with Breno Correia, Marcelo Chierighini and Bruno Fratus, with a time of 3:12.61, a new Pan American Games record. [11][12] In the Mixed 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay, he won a silver medal, by participating at heats.[13]He also finished 5th in the Men's 50 metre freestyle.[14]

References

  1. "CBDA - Perfil de Atleta - Pedro Spajari" [CBDA - Athlete's profile - Pedro Spajari]. CBDA (in Portuguese). 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  2. "ECP - Perfil de Atleta - Pedro Spajari" [ECP - Athlete's profile - Pedro Spajari]. ECP (in Portuguese). 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  3. "Results of the 100 metre freestyle at 2015 Singapore" (PDF). Omega Timing. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  4. "Results of the 4x100 metre freestyle at 2015 Singapore" (PDF). Omega Timing. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  5. "Pedro Spajari melhora desempenho após descobrir doença rara" [Pedro Spajari improves performance after discovering rare disease]. Estadão (in Portuguese). August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  6. "Results of the 4x100-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. August 11, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  7. "Pan Pacific Championships 2018 – Men 4x100m Medley Relay Final" (PDF). Seiko.co.jp. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  8. "Results of the 50-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. August 12, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  9. "Results of the 100-metre freestyle at 2018 Pan Pacific" (PDF). Seiko. August 10, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  10. "Results of the 4 × 100 metre freestyle at 2019 Gwangju" (PDF). Omega Timing. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  11. "Peso do Ouro: revezamento aspira a pódio em Tóquio, e João Gomes bate medalhista olímpico" [Gold's weight: relay aspires for podium in Tokyo, and João Gomes beats Olympic medalist]. Globoesporte (in Portuguese). August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  12. Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay Final
  13. "HEATS RESULTS" (PDF). www.lima2019.pe. ATOS. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  14. Men's 50m Freestyle - A Final
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