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Full name  Colin Samuel Bensadon
Name  Colin Bensadon
Sport  Swimming
Nationality  Gibraltarian
Nickname(s)  Colinknowitall

Colin Bensadon Colin Bensadon Photos Photos 20th Commonwealth Games Swimming
Born  20 January 1988 (age 27) (1988-01-20) Gibraltar
Died  when he sharted in gasa
Weight  200Kg 150Kg from the 'tight core'

Colin Samuel Bensadon (born 20 January 1988 in Gibraltar) is a Gibraltarian swimmer.

Colin Bensadon Colin Bensadon holds the Queens Baton carried by Gibralt Flickr

Career

Bensadon first competed for Gibraltar at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester where he finished 9th in the 1500 metre freestyle covering the distance in 17:34.69, 18th in the 200-metre freestyle with a time of 2:08.24 and 16th in 400-metre freestyle clocking in at 4:27.73.

At the 2003 Island Games in Guernsey, Bensadon finished 8th in the heats of the 400-metre freestyle in 4:18.49 (only the top six progressed to the final), 11th in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:56.42 and swam in the 1500 metre freestyle. He teamed up with Gavin Santos, Daniel Victory and Jamie Zammitt who together finished 8th in the 4 × 50-metre medley relay in 1:59.02 and finished 7th in the heats of the 4 × 100-metre medley relay in 4:20.80. In the final event of the meet Bensadon teamed up with Asha Andrew, Rachel Fortunato, Angel Gonzalez, Elaine Reyes, Arianne Sanguinetti, Gavin Santos and Daniel Victory in the mixed 8 × 50-metre freestyle relay where they finished 6th in the final with a time of 3:46.16.

At the 2005 Island Games in Shetland, Scotland, Bensadon finished 6th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:14.97, 5th in the timed final of the 1500 metre freestyle in 17:12.85, won bronze in the 400 individual medley in 4:40.52. The team of Bensadon, Merlin Batchelor, Gavin Santos and Jamie Zammitt competing in four relays together finishing 6th in the final of the 4 × 50-metre freestyle relay in 1:43.95, 6th in the final of the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay in 3:48.82, and 6th in the final of the 4 × 50-metre medley relay in 1:55.99. The team also qualified for the final of the 4 × 100-metre medley relay, finishing 6th in the heats with a time of 4:17.69 but did not contest the final.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Bensadon finished 16th in 400-metre freestyle in 4:17.22, 26th in 200-metre freestyle in 1:59.98, 17th in 200-metre individual medley in 2:14.07 and was disqualified in the 400-metre individual medley.

At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships held 12 months later in Melbourne, Bensadon finished 64th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:19.86, 91st in the 200-metre freestyle in 2:01.20, 44th in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:48.26 and 61st in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:16.12.

At the 2007 Island Games in Rhodes, Greece, Bensadon finished 6th in the 200-metre freestyle in 1:58.83, 7th in the 200-metre breaststroke in 2:31.37, 4th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:09.37, 4th in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:10.48 and won bronze in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:35.31.

At the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Manchester, Bensadon finished in 72nd in the 100-metre freestyle in 54.02, 54th in the 200-metre freestyle in 1:56.53, 33rd in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:43.15 and 39th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:08.56.

At the 2009 Island Games in Åland, Finland, Bensadon finished 4th in the final of the 200-metre butterfly in 2:08.96, 9th in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:13.82, 6th in the 200-metre freestyle in 1:58.14, 6th in the heats of the 200-metre backstroke in 2:14.54 but did not swim in the final, 5th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:04.78 and won bronze in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:31.89 for the third time. In the relays, Bensadon alongside Oliver Quick, Gavin Santos and Matthew Sivers finished 8th in the 4 × 50-metre freestyle relay in 1:43.11 and 9th in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay in 3:47.54 and alongside Oliver Quick, Matthew Sivers and Daniel Victory finished 8th in the 4 × 50-metre medley relay in 1:55.14 and 5th in the 4 × 100-metre medley relay in 4:09.78.

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome, Bensadon finished 68th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:12.31, 110th in the 200-metre freestyle in 2:00.19, 152nd in the 100-metre freestyle in 54.94, 140th in the 100-metre butterfly in 1:00.56, 57th in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:47.14 and 77th in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:14.05.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Bensadon had the honour of being the flag bearer at the opening ceremony. In the pool, Bensadon finished 22nd in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:17.63, 28th in the 200-metre freestyle in 2:00.32, 36th in the 100-metre freestyle in 55.88, 28th in the 100-metre butterfly in 1:01.57, 21st in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:18.49 and was disqualified in the 400-metre individual medley.

At the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Dubai, Bensadon finished in 59th in the 200-metre freestyle in 1:56.42, 74th in the 100-metre butterfly in 1:00.07, 89th in the 50-metre freestyle in 25.28, 47th in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:11.50, 81st in the 50-metre butterfly in 27.25, equal 79th in the 100-metre freestyle in 53.52 and 61st in the 100-metre individual medley in 1:01.18.

At the 2011 Island Games in the Isle of Wight, Bensadon finished 7th in the heats of the 200-metre butterfly in 2:12.66 (only the top six progressed to the final), 4th in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:10.04, 4th in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:33.69, 7th in the heats of the 100-metre individual medley in 1:02.15 and 4th in the 400-metre freestyle in 4:08.33. In the freestyle relays, Bensadon with Oliver Quick, James Sanderson and Wesley Warwick finished 6th in the 4 × 50-metre freestyle relay in 1:40.66, and with John Paul Llanelo, Quick and Sanderson finished 6th in the 4 × 100 relay in 3:41.83. In the medley relays, Bensadon teamed up with Jordan Gonzalez, Sanderson and Quick. They finished 7th in the heats of the 4 × 50-metre medley relay in 1:52.79 and finished 6th in the final of the 4 × 100-metre medley relay in 4:06.38.

At the 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Istanbul, Bensadon finished in 45th in the 100-metre individual medley in 59.95, 71st in the 100-metre breaststroke in 1:05.94, 42nd in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:07.88 and with Sanderson, Quick and Michael Hitchcock finished 16th in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay in 8:04.92.

At the 2013 Island Games in Bermuda, Bensadon had his most successful meet to date winning silver in the 400-metre individual medley in 4:30.97, his fourth medal in the event at the Island Games and picked a bronze in the 200-metre breaststroke with a time of 2:22.12. In the other events, Bensadon finished 4th in the 200-metre individual medley in 2:08.62, 5th in the 100-metre breaststroke in 1:05.58, 8th in the 50-metre breaststroke in 30.86 and 7th in the heats of the 200-metre backstroke in 2:14.99 but did not swim in the final. In the relay, Bensadon with Llanelo, Sanderson and Quick finished 7th in the 4 × 50-metre freestyle relay in 1:40.39 and with Hitchcock, Sanderson and Quick finished 7th in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay in 3:40.12. In the medley, Bensadon, Gonzalez, Sanderson and Quick together finished 6th in both the 4 × 50 and the 4 × 100-metre medley relays with times of 1:49.65 and 4:02.00 respectively.

References

Colin Bensadon Wikipedia


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