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Nicholas
Santos
BrazilBrazil, BRA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 February 1980
Height
191 cm
Family
Son Nicholas [2016]
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Languages
English, Portuguese

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
His father ran a diving school, so he was around the pool from an early age.
Club / Team
Universidade Santa Cecilia [Unisanta]: Santos, BRA
Name of coach
Marcio Latuf [club], BRA

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. (cob.org.br, 2015)
Injuries
He sustained a chest muscle injury in 2017. He recovered in time to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (espn.uol.com.br, 08 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not give up. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." (cob.org.br, 2015)
Milestones
At age 39 he became the oldest swimmer to win a medal in the pool at the world championships when he claimed bronze in the 50m butterfly at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (globoesporte.globo.com, 23 Jul 2019, SportsDeskOnline, 23 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To set a world record in the 50m butterfly. (globoesporte.globo.com, 20 Apr 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He also has a master's degree in business administration. (espn.uol.com.br, 08 Aug 2017; veja.abril.com.br, 27 Jul 2017)