Alfredo Machado

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Alfredo Machado
Personal information
Full name Alfredo Carlos Botelho Machado
Nickname(s) Fadola [1]
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1953-06-03)3 June 1953
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died 25 September 2012(2012-09-25) (aged 59)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Alfredo Carlos Botelho Machado (June 3, 1953 – September 25, 2012) was an international freestyle swimmer from Brazil, who competed at one Summer Olympics for his native country.[2]

He began swimming for Fluminense and then moved to Flamengo.[1]

He was at the 1971 Pan American Games, in Cali, where he won a bronze medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle,[3] breaking the South American record.[4] He also finished 5th in the 400-metre freestyle, 5th in the 400-metre individual medley (breaking the Brazilian record with a time of 4:54.7),[5] 7th in the 200-metre freestyle[6] and 8th in the 1500-metre freestyle.[7]

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, in Munich, he swam the 200-metre freestyle, 400-metre freestyle, 1500-metre freestyle, and the 4×200-metre freestyle, not reaching the finals.[2] He broke the Brazilian record in the 1500-metre freestyle in Munich. [8]

At the 1973 Summer Universiade, in Moscow, Machado won a bronze medal in the 4×200-metre freestyle, along with José Namorado, James Huxley Adams and José Aranha.[9][10]

He died at age 59.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Note of death". CBDA (in Portuguese). September 25, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Sports Reference Profile". Sports Reference. 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brazil medals at 1971 Pan". UOL (in Portuguese). 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "O GLOBO News Archive - August 10, 1971, Morning, General, page 24". O GLOBO. Retrieved 29 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "O GLOBO News Archive - August 9, 1971, Evening, General, page 42". O GLOBO. Retrieved 29 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "O GLOBO News Archive - August 7, 1971, Morning, General, page 17". O GLOBO. Retrieved 29 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "O GLOBO News Archive - August 11, 1971, Morning, General, page 20". O GLOBO. Retrieved 29 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Historical progression of Brazilian record of 1500-metre freestyle". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). April 8, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "HISTORY OF BRAZIL'S MEDALS IN UNIVERSIADES". Best Swimming (in Portuguese). August 13, 2007. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ O GLOBO News Archive - September 7, 1973, Morning, General, page 33