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Carlos Almeida (swimmer)

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Nationality  Portugal
Name  Carlos Almeida
Club  Amadora
Coach  Filipe Coelho (POR)
Weight  87 kg
Strokes  Breaststroke
Height  1.82 m
Sport  Swimming
Role  Swimmer



Full name  Carlos Fernandes Esteves de Almeida
Born  4 August 1988 (age 27) (1988-08-04) Lisbon, Portugal
College team  Louisville Cardinals (USA)

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Carlos Fernandes Esteves de Almeida (also Carlos Almeida, born August 4, 1988) is a Portuguese swimmer, who specializes in breaststroke events. He is a two-time Olympian, a 2011 Big East Conference champion, and a current Portuguese record holder in the 50, 100 and 200 m breaststroke in the long and short course. Almeida is a resident athlete for Amadora Swimming Club in Lisbon (Portuguese: Clube de Natação da Amadora), and is coached and trained by Filipe Coelho.

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Almeida made his official debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed in the men's 200 m breaststroke. He cleared a FINA B-cut of 2:15.00 from the Dutch Open in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Almeida blasted a 2:15 barrier and a new Portuguese record of 2:13.34 to top the second heat, but he finished only in thirty-second overall from the preliminaries.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Almeida qualified for the men's 100 m breaststroke by establishing a Portuguese record and achieving a FINA B-standard entry time of 1:01.19 from the European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. He challenged seven other swimmers on the third heat, including fellow two-time Olympian Martin Liivamägi of Estonia. He raced to third place by two tenths of a second (0.20) behind Greece's Panagiotis Samilidis in 1:01.40. Almeida failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed twenty-fifth overall out of 44 swimmers on the first day of preliminaries.

Almeida was a member of the swimming team for the Louisville Cardinals, with a sports administration major at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Almeida also became the first swimmer in school's history to claim a title at the NCAA Division I Championships in Federal Way, Washington. He blasted a time of 1:51.88 in the 200 breast stroke to match former Olympic silver medalist Ed Moses for the fourth-fastest all time in collegiate history.

References

Carlos Almeida (swimmer) Wikipedia


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