Gustavo Borges

Gustavo Borges

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Gustavo França Borges (born December 2, 1972 in Ribeirão Preto is a former international top swimmer from Brazil. He participated in four Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1992. He, along with sailor Robert Scheidt, are in second place as the Brazilian athletes with most medals, behind only sailor Torben Grael with four (one in 1992, two in 1996 and one in 2000), and also the second Brazilian with most Pan-American Games gold medals with eight (behind table tennis player Hugo Hoyama).

His first medal was silver in the 100 metres freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, which took a while to be received as his lane's chronometer was not working, and the judges had to see the TV recordings to guarantee his medal. , UOL Olimpíadas Borges even overcame his idol Matt Biondi to win the silver medal.

6 ft 7 ½ inch Borges currently lives in São Paulo. He has lived in Jacksonville and was a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, under the guidance of swimming coach Jon Urbanchek, who also coached the likes of American Eric Namesnik and Dutchman Marcel Wouda in the mid-1990s. Borges carried the flag for the Brazilian squad during the closing ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

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